School of Business and Economics

International relations

Application information

Deadlines

Students coming in October (Semester 1) must apply by 15 June.

Students arriving in January (Semester 2) must apply by 15 November.

Eligibility

To study as an exchange or visiting student with us, you must have completed at least two years if study of a four-year university or college degree (or on year of a three-year degree). 

You may need an English language qualification - click on the tabs below to find out.

If you are studying at one of our Erasmus+ or School-wide partner institutions, the procedure is as follows:

  1. You should discuss your options with your home university's Study Abroad office and follow their application procedures.
  2. Your home university will start our application process by contacting our School's International Relations Office to formally nominate you as an exchange student
  3. We will then email you with more information and to direct you to download the correct application form and learning agreement. Your university’s Study Abroad office can help you to complete your learning agreement, and must sign it too.
  4. When complete, return the application and supporting documents to us.
  5. The School’s Academic Exchanges Coordinator will then have to approve your application. When this is done we will forward it to the University’s central Academic Registry office for processing.
  6. The Academic Registry will contact you to confirm acceptance, ensure you are registered as a student and advice you on how to apply for accommodation.

English language requirements

An English language qualification is not mandatory for exchange students, but your sending institution must be satisfied that you are proficient in English to at least the level of Cambridge First Certificate (FCE), and preferably to the level of Cambridge Advanced Certificate. A pre-sessional language course is available if required.

If you are studying at one of Loughborough’s University-wide partners:

  1. Your home university’s Study Abroad office will explain the application  procedure to you and will nominate
  2. When we receive your nomination we will email you with more information and to direct you to download the correct application form and learning agreement
  3. Your university’s Study Abroad Coordinator should advise you and help you to complete your learning agreement, and must countersign it. You will need to include a transcript with your application
  4. You should return your application to the University’s Institutional Exchange Co-ordinator
  5. Your application will be sent to us for approval from our Academic Exchanges Coordinator
  6. We will then be in touch with you about next steps

English language requirements

An English language qualification is not mandatory for exchange students, but your sending institution should be satisfied that you are proficient in English to at least the level of Cambridge First Certificate (FCE), and preferably to the level of Cambridge Advanced Certificate.  A pre-sessional language course is available if required.

 

Visiting student applications are managed by the University’s Admissions Office.

  1. To apply you should download the Visiting Student application form look here.
  2. Your home university’s Study Abroad coordinator can help you to complete your learning agreement, and must also sign it
  3. When complete, return the application and supporting documents to this office.
  4. Next, our School’s Academic Exchanges Coordinator will need to approve your application. When this is done we will forward it to the University’s central Admissions Office for processing
  5. They will contact you to confirm acceptance, ensure you are registered as a student and advise you on how to apply for accommodation.

English language requirements

To be accepted as a visiting student you must have a qualification in English Language whether your first language is English or not.

You must have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 6.5 overall, with nothing less than 6 in any component.

For a list of English language qualifications which are acceptable to the University look here. (Please note that TOEFL is no longer acceptable by the UK Border Agency.)