International applicants

Why Loughborough

Many British Universities offer a Study Abroad Programme. Why should Loughborough University be your number one choice?

University Quality

Loughborough University is a Top 5  UK University, ranked 4th in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2017. We are ranked highly across all departments with an impressive eleven subject areas ranked in the Top 10 in the UK. We were also ranked 1st in the Student Experience Survey 2016 (Times Higher Education). 

This year we won the Whatuni Student Choice Award for the best Students’ Union in the UK, Best Accommodation and the University of the Year 2015 and have been ranked top 3 in the UK for the Union’s clubs, societies and University’s facilities. We are proud to have been awarded 7 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes which recognise universities for world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the nation.



Based in the very centre of England, Loughborough University offers convenient access to all parts of the UK. London is 90 minutes away by train and we are also only a 15 minute taxi journey to East Midlands Airport (EMA). EMA is a regional hub for budget flights to Europe which means we have convenient, cheap access to most destinations in Europe! In addition, we offer free coach collection from London Heathrow Airport at various times during the year.

The Campus

Set on one of the largest, single site, green campuses in the UK we offer a safe and friendly environment which international students can live and study. Our facilities are amongst the best in the UK and include extensive, award-winning accommodation, lecture theatres, laboratories, a major library and extensive IT network, an Arts Centre, two theatres, conference and hotel accommodation, restaurants, banks, shops, a health centre and Loughborough Students' Union, which is independently owned and run by our students. 

The University has the country's largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.  These are available for the enthusiastic, amateur as well as elite performers. They include an indoor athletics centre and outdoor stadium, sports halls and all-weather pitches, a 50 metre swimming pool, squash, badminton and netball courts, an indoor tennis centre and outdoor courts, and state of the art fitness centres.

Study Abroad Qualification

If you come to study at Loughborough University for one year, we want your time here to be of immediate and future benefit to you. We will present you with a Loughborough University Certificate of Attendance which you can show to prospective employers and add to your CV. You will also be able to aquire credits which you can transfer to your home university. 

Personal Tutor and Support Services

We will fully support you during your application process and, most importantly, during your time here. We realise how daunting a new system and country can be so you will gain full support from our Study Abroad Team, a Personal Tutor within your academic department and a range of on-campus support services.

Academic Language Support Service

The Academic Language Support Service is part of the Student Support Centre and provides English Language tuition as well as support and guidance for new students. Additionally, the Student Support Centre offers orientation courses and social programmes for new students to help you settle into your new environment and make friends quickly.

Sports Facilities

Loughborough University is unquestionably the leading sports university in the UK and, as a result, our sports facilities are amongst the best in the country. If you are interested in sports participation at any level, you will have access to these facilities.