The university has established itself as a leading research-led university and has been named University of the Year of 2008 by the Times Higher Education. The University of Leicester is also the only university ever to have won a Times Higher Education award in seven consecutive years. The university has consistently ranked among the top 15 universities in the United Kingdom by the Times Good University Guide and The Guardian; the 2012 QS World University Rankings also placed Leicester 8th in the UK for research citations.
International Study Centre on the University of Leicester’s city centre campus in the heart of England, the University has enjoyed a record number of international students. Study Group’s global reach has enabled the university to recruit from a wider geographic range, promoting real diversity. The ISC, run by Study Group, delivers outstanding Year-1 programmes providing international students with the academic knowledge, study support and pastoral care that helps each student to make the best of the many opportunities on offer within the university. University assists students with their choice and understanding of their chosen subject, assuring smooth progression into the second year of their degree course following completion of their International Year one.