International applicants

Entry Requirements

Loughborough University accepts a variety of Year 12/Standard XII school leaving qualifications. When awarded by CBSE, ISCE or West Bengal Exam Boards, we typically ask for results in the region of 78% - 88% average performance from best 5 subjects. For other state boards, we would be looking for achievement between 83% - 93% from best 5 subjects. Specific subject marks may be required for some programmes.

Where programmes require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of 70% or higher in this subject in the Standard XII.

In addition, the University will also consider applicants offering A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

We would expect applicants to have a recognised bachelor degree or a master degree in a relevant subject from a recognised university.

Students will generally be expected to achieve at least a 3-year bachelor degree or 4-year professional bachelor degree at First Class division in India for entry to postgraduate study at Loughborough. In assessing applicants, our admissions tutors may also look at the school leaving qualifications achieved by candidates as well as their work experience and references.

Concessions are given to recognised high quality institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework published on 3rd April 2017 by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Please contact the International Office for more information.

High marks within the Indian Standard XII would normally be accepted as meeting the University’s English language requirements. IELTS and other English language tests are also acceptable. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details and minimum required scores.

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 English Language Support Service for more information.