International applicants

Brazilian Students participating in the Santa Fun Run on campus


Since 2012, almost 200 Brazilians have chosen to enrol for their study programmes here. We are proud of the links and partnerships we have and continuing to build, with Brazil.

Warming up in Loughborough for the Rio Olympics - our science without borders students celebrate with a bbq. Warming up in Loughborough for the Rio Olympics - our science without borders students celebrate with a bbq.

Already a popular destination for undergraduate, research and Science Without Borders (SWB) students, we are delighted to offer from September 2015 onwards for three years a total of six Chevening/Loughborough Olympic Legacy Scholarships for Brazilian students to study a Master’s degree at Loughborough University in a Sport-related subject. More information about these scholarships can be found here. A testimonial from one of our current Chevening scholars, Lucia Paz, can be found on the testimonials page below.

Popular courses for Brazilian students include Engineering Management, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemistry, amongst others. 

Brazilian students choose to study in Loughborough because of the strength of our global reputation, beautiful campus, award-winning student experience and our internationally renowned sports facilities. All of these contribute to the remarkable journey our students embark on when they move to Loughborough. The pictures illustrate some of the ways in which our SWB students have played an especially active role in the University community, both in class and outside .

Brazilians at Loughborough tend to become fully involved with the student experience and immerse themselves wholly in British culture. From playing handball or futsal for the University teams, living in our top-ranked accommodation or joining one of the 100 clubs and societies that form part of the Students’ Union.

Loughborough Students’ Union provides a home away from home for Brazilian students, by organising events and activities throughout the year, including trips across the UK and nights out in and around Loughborough. The trip organisers listen to the students’ suggestions. Some popular excursions for Brazilians have been the Harry Potter film studios, a Beatles tour in Liverpool and the historic city of York. Brazilian students also speak about how much they take advantage of the University’s close proximity to East Midlands airport, only 20 minutes from campus, to travel cheaply across Europe. Our postgraduate students may also bring their families to Loughborough, enrolling their children in the local schools.

Members of the International Office and academic staff regularly travel to Brazil, and Loughborough University has also hosted visitors on our campus from the British Embassy in Brazil. We work with numerous universities, including the University of Sao Paulo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Unicamp.