Please see below to find out qualifications you need to study at Loughborough University
International Foundation Programme (IFP)
- Loughborough University has its own Foundation Course.
- We welcome students who are currently studying for, or who have previously taken, the National Senior Certificate (NSC). Entry requirements normally range from 6,6,6,6,6 to 7,7,7,7,7 from the best 5 subjects, excluding Life Orientation. Where programmes have specific subject requirements, a score of 6 or 7 would normally be required
- For programmes which require achievement in GCSE Maths, we normally look for a score of 4 or higher in Maths or Mathematical Literacy within the National Senior Certificate
- English achieved at 5 or higher within the National Senior Certificate meets the university’s minimum required level of English. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details
- 3 full A-levels. Please view the undergraduate prospectus for course specific information
- International Baccalaureate. Please view the undergraduate prospectus for course specific information
- HND. Applicants with an HND qualification may be considered for entry into year two of an appropriate degree programme
- The International Office can also suggest other suitable foundation programmes which will be considered for entry
- For students who have studied an undergraduate degree in a university that uses the UK classification system, entry requirements are the same as for UK undergraduates. Otherwise, entry requirements range from 60% to 75%. For more details, view our international qualification equivalences table.
- All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.
- Some departments and institutes will accept a strong Second Class Lower Division for particular programmes (Business Management, Computer Science, Chemistry, Digital Technologies, Design Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and International Relations). Please view the postgraduate prospectus for course specific information.
A Masters degree in a relevant subject from a recognised university of appropriate standing will normally be required. Please visit the guidelines for PhD students for more information.