International

International applicants

Foundation

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one-year course designed for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and therefore need an additional year of study to prepare them for entry to their chosen degree at Loughborough University.

The programme includes a mixture of academic subject-specific modules, study skills, and one-to-one tutorials and is designed specifically to provide international students with the skills and knowledge to succeed on their chosen degree course.

Students who meet the English Language requirements for their chosen course will be exempt from taking English Language modules as part of their Foundation Year, pending confirmation from the relevant School/department. 

Students who have not met the appropriate English Language requirements will take English Language modules as part of the programme.

The IFP enables progression (provided criteria are met) to a wide range of competitive degree courses at Loughborough University, including business and economics, science, engineering, psychology, sport science, human biology and social science.

As an IFP student you will receive the support of our dedicated International Team and be taught by highly respected Loughborough University academic staff. You will also be a fully-fledged Loughborough University student with access to all the facilities and support services the University has to offer.

Key features of the programme:

The International Foundation Programme is your gateway on to a range of Loughborough University degree courses. The following pathways are available:

Loughborough International Foundation Programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. We have listed below a range of countries detailing the typical offers you might receive. If your country or qualification is not listed, please contact the Admissions team for advice. 

Please note that all courses will require a good grade in mathematics in your year 12 qualification, with higher attainment required for our science and engineering courses. A high performance in science is also required for our science and engineering courses.

Afghanistan: Baccalauria – achieve an average of 80%.

Albania: Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore – average score of 8.0 from 4 subjects.

Algeria: Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire – achieve a score of 14 out of 20.

Angola: Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações / Certificado de Habilitações – achieve a score of 16.0.

Argentina: Título de Bachiller – achieve a score of 8.0.

Azerbaijan: Attestat – achieve an overall mark of 4.5 out of 5.

Bahrain: Tawjahiya – achieve an average of 85%.

Bangladesh: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) – we would normally look for an overall GPA of 3.8.

Belarus: Atestat (Certificate of General Secondary Education) – achieve an overall mark of 4.5/5 or 8.0/10.

Brazil: Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio – achieve an average of 8.0.

Cambodia: Diploma of Upper Secondary Education – we look for achievement of at least 6 subjects at grade B.

Cameroon: Baccalauréat – we would look for an overall score of 14.0.

Chile: Licencia de Educación / Enseñanza Media - achieve an average of 6.0. 

China: Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate - achieve an average of 80%

Colombia: Bachiller Académico – achieve an overall average of 8.0 out of 10.

Cyprus: Apolytirion – achieve 17.0.

Cyprus (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus): Devlet Lise Diplomasi – achieve an average of 8.5.

Ecuador: Título de Bachiller en Ciencias - achieve an average of 8.00.

Egypt: Thanaweya A’ama (Certificate of General Secondary Education) - achieve an average of 85%. 

Eritrea: Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (ESECE) - achieve an average of 75%.

Estonia: Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus - achieve 4.0 average in school marks and 75% average in state exams.

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Qualification Certificate - we would look for a total/average of 595/700 or 85%.

Fiji: Year 13 Certificate – achieve 280 in aggregate mark from 4 subjects.

Gabon: Baccalaureat – we would look for an overall score of 14.0.

Georgia: All applications considered on a case by case basis.

Ghana: WASSCE - we would look for achievement of at least 6 subjects at grade B3. 

Greece: Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio/Eniaio Lykeio - we would look for an overall score of 17.0.

Indonesia: Ijazah: Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA/MA) – achieve an average of 8.0.

Ivory Coast: Baccalauréat - achieve an overall score of 14.0.

Japan: Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho - achieve an average of 4.0.

Jordan: Tawjihi (Certificate of General Secondary Education) - achieve an average of 85%.

Kazakhstan: Certificate of Completed Secondary Education - achieve an overall mark of 4.5.

Kenya: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education - we would look for achievement of 63 AGP (B) overall.

Kosovo: Diploma for High School Graduation – achieve an overall mark of 4.0.

Kuwait: Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama - achieve an average score of 85%.

Latvia: Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību – achieve 8.0 average in school marks and 80% average in state exams.

Lebanon: Baccalauréat Général - achieve an overall score of 14.0 or 400/560.

Libya: Secondary Education Certificate – achieve an average score of 85%.

Lithuania: Brandos Atestatas - achieve 8.0 average in school marks and 70% average in state exams.

Madagascar: Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré - achieve an overall score of 14.0. 

Mali: Baccalauréat - achieve an overall score of 14.0. 

Mauritania: Baccalauréat - achieve an overall score of 14.0.

Mexico: Bachillerato General - achieve an overall score of 8.5.

Moldova: Diplomă de Bacalaureat - we would look for achievement of 8.0 (average from 4 subjects).

Morocco: Diplôme du Baccalauréat - achieve an overall score of 14.0.

Mozambique: Certificado de Habilitações Literarias - achieve an overall score of 16.0.

Namibia: Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Higher Level) will be considered on a case by case basis.

Nigeria: WASSCE - we look for achievement of at least 6 subjects at grade B3. 

Oman: Thanawiya Amma – achieve an average score of 85%.

Pakistan: Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) - achieve an overall average of 70%.

Paraguay: Título de Bachillerato Científico – achieve an overall average of 8.0 out of 10.

Peru: Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa – achieve 16 out of 20 from overall average.

Philippines: High School Diploma (Grade 12) are considered on a case by case basis.

Qatar: Senior School Certificate/Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama - achieve an overall average of 85%.

Russia: Certificate of Unified State Examination - achieve an overall mark of 4.5.

Saudi Arabia: Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate/GSEC) - achieve an overall average of 85%.

Senegal: Baccalauréat - achieve an overall score of 14.0.

South Korea: Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Diploma) - achieve an overall average score of 80%. 

Syria: General Secondary Certificate/Al Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-Ämma - achieve an average score of 85%.

Taiwan: Senior High School Leaving Certificate - achieve 80% in 5 relevant subjects.

Thailand: Certificate of Secondary Education/Maw 6 - we would look for an average GPA of 3.00.

Tunisia: Baccalauréat - achieve an overall score of 14.0.

Turkey: Lise Diplomasi - we look for a cumulative GPA (after year 12) of 70%. 

Ukraine: Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu - achieve an overall score of 9.0.

United Arab Emirates: Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate) - achieve an overall average of 85%.

USA: High School Graduation Diploma. Achieve 3.2 overall GPA in the High School Graduation Diploma

Vietnam: Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Học – we would look for a score of 7.5 in the Graduation Mark.

Zambia: General Certificate of Education – we look for achievement of at least 6 subjects at grade 3.

The International Foundation Programme fee for the academic year 2018/19 entry is £16,400.

Subsequent course fees will vary depending on the course you wish to progress on to after completing the International Foundation Programme.

An indication of likely costs can be found at www.lboro.ac.uk/study/finance/international/ and on individual course pages www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/.

Please note that these fees may also be subject to inflationary increases both before, and as you progress through the course.  

 

 

Loughborough's International Foundation Programme offers the following:

  • Guaranteed conditional entry to Loughborough University undergraduate programmes
  • High quality facilities and access to university sport and library facilities
  • The support of an academic tutor
  • The support of our dedicated international team
  • A specially tailored welcome and induction for international students
  • Progression scholarships of 25% available for most departments
  • Study at an attractive, convenient and safe location with easy access to the UK's major cities and travel links

All applications for the International Foundation Programme are through UCAS. For more information about the application process, please visit the UCAS website: www.ucas.com

Loughborough's institution name is LBRO and our institution code is L79. The UCAS course code will depend on the International Foundation course you are applying for.

If you have any specific questions about entry requirements, fees and funding etc. please contact:

Undergraduate Admissions
Rutland Building
Loughborough University
Epinal Way
Loughborough
LE11 3TU

Tel: +44 (0) 1509 223 522

Email: admissions@lboro.ac.uk

If you would like to discuss any other aspect of the International Foundation Programme, please contact:

International Office

Tel: +44 (0)1509 222 201

Email: international-office@lboro.ac.uk