International applicants

Find out what qualifications you need to study at Loughborough as a student from Qatar.

Qatari students who have studied the Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (Senior School Certificate) will need to complete an International Foundation Programme at Loughborough University.

An average grade of 85% from the Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama is required for the International Foundation Programme. Students will also need to have achieved an IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component.

For full information, including which courses have a Foundation pathway, you can view the International Foundation Programme webpage.

Loughborough University accepts a wide range of International curriculums directly onto their Undergraduate programmes. This includes the A-Levels, International Baccalaureate and American SATs and APs, the entry requirements for these can be found on the individual course pages, in the Loughborough University prospectus.

Candidates must also achieve the University’s English language requirements. The standard University IELTS requirement is a grade of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any component. However, certain schools do require a higher IELTS requirement and so applicants should be wary of these prior to application. 

Loughborough University would be looking for a GPA (on a scale of 4.0) between 2.8 and 3.0 from a Qatari Bachelor degree or, a minimum of a good second class (2.2) honours from a UK Bachelor degree. Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or, applicants with an advanced diploma and relevant work experience may also be considered.

Entry requirements may differ for each course, applicants should therefore review the Postgraduate Prospectus for further details of appropriate subject requirements. Some schools may offer concessions from higher ranking institutions. 

Candidates must also achieve the University’s English Language Requirements. The standard University IELTS requirement is a grade of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component. For students who do not obtain the required score, pre-sessional English Language courses are available.