International students

Find out more information on our international fees and funding in this section, together with advice international students.
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Entry requirements

Overseas applicants must ensure they comply with the UKVI requirements:

Entry qualification: Applicants holding non-UK qualifications will require confirmation that they possess the UK equivalent of their overseas qualifications and must produce a valid certificate from the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC –

English Proficiency: Overseas applicants are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English. MIHE adheres to the Home Office approved Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) as evidence of English language ability. Applicants must take the IELTS Academic for UKVI test. They must achieve the required scores on the IELTS examination, irrespective of whether they hold other qualifications in the English language. IELTS tests that are not from a UKVI approved test centre will not be accepted. For a list of UKVI approved test centres please use the following link: UKVI approved test centres.
Please note that MIHE cannot accept any other documents such as school letters or references as proof of English proficiency nor the General English IELTS test results - we can only accept the results from IELTS Academic Test from a UKVI approved test centre.
Applicants are also assessed on the basis of their academic performance. Mature applicants or applicants who do not hold conventional Level 6 qualifications may be considered on the basis of their professional level qualifications and/or experience in accordance with the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy. Such candidates may be admitted through the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedures. In addition, students who hold additional qualifications in cognate areas or possess considerable professional experience may also be exempted, with up to a maximum of 80 level 7 credits via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

How to apply

If you wish to join any of our programmes, please complete all sections of the online application form, including details of your academic qualifications, immigration history and outline your motivation for applying for your chosen course. Please complete all sections of the application form and send it with any supporting documents by email to
Documents required to process your application:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of your current valid passport Immigration history (details of previous visas and visa refusals)
  • UKVI IELTS for Academic Purposes test results from a UKVI approved test centre
  • Copies of academic qualification and certificates UK NARIC Statement of Comparability for your highest level of qualification
  • Verified Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) / Copy of the Entry Clearance Visa (Document) if available
As Markfield Institute is a private organisation, overseas students are not eligible to work in the UK during the period of their study or after their studies. They are not permitted to bring any of their dependents. In addition, international applicants are not permitted to study on a part-time basis.


Self-catering accommodation is available onsite with separate quarters for men and women. As there are only a limited number of rooms, allocations are made on a first come first served basis. The Institute does not provide accommodation directly. Limited accommodation facilities are provided on the campus by the Markfield Conference Centre. Please visit Campus and Accommodation for more information.Alternatively, students may choose to find their own accommodation in Markfield or nearby Leicester and Loughborough. Prices will vary depending on the location and the condition of the accommodation.

Fees and funding for Overseas students

Undergraduate programmes
Full-time course per annum. Studying at the Markfield campus.
Postgraduate programmes
Full-time course per annum. Studying at the Markfield campus.
Whats included? The fee includes registration, tuition, examination/assessment marking and graduation. It excludes: study materials, re-examination, residential accomodation, meals, travel, graduation robes and photographs.

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