United Kingdom: Semester with DeMontfort University

DeMontfort University is located in Leicester, United Kingdom. Leicester is considered one of the top 10 cities in England to live in and is home to the 2nd most diverse community, second only to London. Leicester offers a vibrant campus that is walking distance from the city center with a range of amenities from shopping, restaurants, pubs, banking, and more.

DeMontfort University has been recognized for a wide range of successes in recent years. Most notably, it has received Gold status by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which is the highest possible standard for teaching quality. It is ranked 601 World University Rankings by Times Higher Education. It was originally founded in 1870, but obtained university status in 1992. It is considered one of the 150 best young universities in the world. The campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities. Situated 90 miles from London, Leicester offers easy access to London without the high cost of living.

International Office Website

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GPA Requirement
2.5 Undergraduate
3.0 Graduate
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Program Dates and Application Deadline

Fall 2022

Estimated Program Dates: August 2022 - December 2022
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022 (Closed)

Academic Year 2022 (Fall 2022-Winter 2023)

Estimated Program Dates: August 2022 - April 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022 (Closed)

DMU is only available to GVSU students for Fall semester or Academic Year. They do not admit exchange students for Winter semester.


Students should carefully review the wide range of courses available at DeMontfort University. 

Art, Design and Humanities

Business and Law

Health and Life Science

Computer and Engineering

Pre-Approved Courses Note: This course list indicates courses that have been previously approved. It is not a list of available courses on this program.

Course Approval Process Students registering for courses that have not been pre-approved will need to follow the course approval instructions. 

Students interested in satisfying general education courses abroad can find more information on our General Education page.


Students will live in on-campus housing which is arranged by DeMontfort's International Office. Students who apply by the DMU deadline will be guaranteed housing in DMU's Castle Court Halls of Residence

Cost and Scholarships

Tuition & Registration (paid to GVSU): $7,442

  • GV Tuition, 12-15 credits ($7,120) based on upper-level, in-state rates for 2020-21.
  • IS 380 registration fee ($336)
  • Health insurance CHUBB ($160)
    • Estimated based on 120 days ($1.33 / day). Actual cost may vary and will be based on your exact travel dates. Policy details

Other expenses (estimate): $8,245 per semester

  • Passport/Visa  passport cost $145 for one semester - AY students must have a passport and visa $630 
  • Flight ($1,400)
  • Housing ($3,200 semester, or $6,400 for the year)
  • Food ($1,600/semester, or $4,400/year)
  • Books & Supplies ($300/semester or $600 for the year)
  • Personal expenses ($1,600/semester , or $4,000 for the year)

Total Estimated Cost: $15,861 (per semester) - $32,662 (per year)

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, costs may increase for basic goods and housing. These estimates are provided as a guide to help students in their planning, but they are subject to change.



Students must have completed at least one semester at GVSU at the time of application and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for participation in this program.

Additional Information

Host University Website



DeMontfort University is located in Leicester, about a hour and a half north of London. Leicester is considered the 2nd most diverse city in England after London. The city of Leicester is very pedestrian friendly with shops, entertainment, and a wide range of restaurants all within walking distance from DMU.

When studying abroad, it is important to learn about the culture of your host country.

For information on music, food, language, news & more, view Cultural Information

Campus Info / Campus Life

DMU offers a wide range of student activities ranging from community service opportunities, sports, and social activities.


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Arrival Information

DMU will arrange for an coach (bus) airport pick-up that will take students directly to their housing. 

Students typically fly into London and either take a train or the bus to Leicester. Students will be a short taxi ride from campus from either the bus station or the train station. 

You cannot enter the UK on a flight via Ireland because you will not receive the correct stamp in your passport to validate your student visa. More information about this is available from the UK Council of International Student Affairs https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Visas-and-Immigration/Arriving-via-Ireland#layer-3648 

CDC Report

CDC website

US State Department Information

US State Department Country Information (United Kingdom)

US State Department - Students Abroad

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Report - Crime and Safety Report


Fact Sheet

2021 Calendar

Student Guide for Exchange Students


Resources for Emergency Situations

Health and Safety Resources

Reporting an Incident

PIC Emergency Procedures

Contact Information

Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall
stud[email protected]

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