International

International applicants

Entry Requirements for Chinese Students

Undergraduate

China

Students taking the Senior Middle Examinations will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year. 

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Alternatively, we will accept a first year of study at a recognised university of appropriate standing within China as acceptable for entry to the first year of some of our degree courses. We would typically require an overall average ranging from 75% to 80% with specific subject marks required for some courses. Please contact the International Office who can advise on acceptability for entry to Loughborough courses.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Postgraduate

Students are required to have a bachelor degree (4 years) for entry to a postgraduate programme. The University uses the Netbig 2013 university ranking to identify the required final mark, as outlined on the table below: 

NETBIG rank 2013

First

High 2:1
(65%)

2:1

High 2:2
(55-57%)

2:2

Top 150

84

81

80

78

77

151-250

87

83

82

80

79

251-500

89

85

84

82

80

501+

92

(SBE: No Offer)

87

(SBE: No Offer)

86

(SBE: No Offer)

85

(SBE: No Offer)

82

(SBE: No Offer)

 

Affiliated Colleges

The University will consider students from Colleges affiliated to 211 and 985 universities and universities in the top 150 Netbig 2013 rankings.  Applicants from these Colleges will be considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics with 82% – 85%
  • All other programmes with 79% – 83%. 

Students from Colleges affiliated to universities with a Netbig 2013 rank of 151 – 250 will be considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics with 85% – 86%
  • All other programmes with 80% – 85%.

Students from Colleges affiliated to universities with a Netbig 2013 rank of 251 – 500 will be considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics: not considered
  • All other programmes with 82% – 86%.

Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics will give special consideration to students who have studied at a university which specialises in business or has expertise in another area.  A list of these universities and the grades required can be found here: SBE Chinese Universities‌.  Applicants from these universities will be considered with 77% - 84% (depending on programme applied to).

Students who do not meet the above requirements may be considered if they have a relevant degree, can show good grades in relevant subjects, and/or have substantial relevant work experience.

English language requirements

Candidates must also achieve the University's English language requirements.

Pre-sessional English Language tuition is available for those applicants whose scores in English Language fall slightly below that normally expected for entry. See our Academic Language Support Service for more information. However, certain schools do not accept students attending Pre-sessional English courses so please refer to our English Language Requirements section for details