A Global Institution
With 2,700 international students, expert academics from around the world and global collaborations with partner institutions and organisations, DMU is a truly international university. A key tenet of DMU’s corporate strategy is further developing our position on the world stage.
DMU is proud to be a major participant in the UK government’s flagship GREAT campaign, which promotes Britain abroad as a place to invest in and visit. Our staff and students represent the UK higher education sector at overseas festivals, such as the 2018 Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong, aimed at highlighting the best of British creativity and innovation, working alongside iconic names including Jaguar Land Rover, PwC, the BBC and HSBC.
Underlining our international thinking is our groundbreaking DMU global programme. DMU leads the way in offering an unrivalled range of international experiences to our students. Work experience and cultural awareness activities are part of a broader focus on boosting graduate employability and enhancing the student experience by promoting personal enrichment.
Since 2017, DMU has been leading the development of a network of global universities in support of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 16 which promotes peace, justice and strong institutions. In recognition of this work, in 2018 DMU was named a global hub for SDG 16.
We work closely with globally renowned commercial partners such as Hewlett Packard and Deloitte. We also enjoy rewarding links regionally and nationally –including our partnership agreements with Leicester’s rugby and football clubs. These links enable our students to learn skills and apply their knowledge in new environments, helping them to forge contacts and develop their future careers.
Our award-winning DMU Square Mile programme harnesses the university’s academic expertise and a network of student volunteers to deliver potentially life-changing services in the Leicester community.
The DMU Square Mile project has been recognised as an exemplar of universities’ positive impact on communities and has won multiple national and international awards, including the Guardian University Award 2014, the Gandhi Peace Prize 2013, the Times Higher Education Awards 2013, as well as many more.
DMU Square Mile India builds on the success of our UK-based programme to share skills of DMU students and staff to make a positive change for thousands of people in the Indian state of Gujarat. The project offers support to Indian communities and gives students the chance to gain valuable global experience.
De Montfort University (DMU) is located in the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, just over an hour from London. We offer more than 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate, many of which
Meet the International Office
The International Office promotes the university overseas, working closely with our overseas representatives and supports international students with the application and offer process.
We attend Higher Education exhibitions all over the world, giving students the opportunity to meet us in their home country and ask any questions they may have about studying in the UK.