Erasmus and international exchanges
What is the international exchange programme?
Loughborough University has a limited number of study exchange places with a selection of international institutions in Australia, Japan, Singapore and the USA.
The exchanges are based on a reciprocal student mobility agreement between the two institutions and are offered on a University-wide basis. Competition for places is high, but we would encourage you to look at the international exchange opportunities and make an application through your School/Department early in the academic year. Please contact your Departmental Exchange Co-ordinator for further details on the international exchanges available to you and how to apply.
Please note that there is no guarantee that current agreements will still be in existance by the time that prospective students are ready to undertake their exchanges. It is, therefore, extremely important that you discuss your options with your Departmental Exchange Co-ordinator.
University-wide exchange partners
Listed below are the international institutions with which Loughborough University currently has University-wide exchange agreements. Students from most Schools/Departments can apply for an international exchange at one of these institutions.
Curtin University of Technology is located on the west coast of Australia in the city of Perth. For more information, please read the Curtin University factsheet.
The University of Technology Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia in the capital of New South Wales, Sydney. For more information, please read the University of Technology Sydney factsheet.
Situated in Las Cruces, New Mexico State University (NMSU) provides undergraduate and postgraduate learning opportunities to a diverse population of students and community members across five campuses, a satellite learning centre in Albuquerque, co-operative extension offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, 12 research and science centers and through distance education. The US News and World Report ranks NMSU in the top tier among Best National Universities.
Oklahoma State University is one of the most comprehensive land-grant university systems in the USA with more than 37,000 students, 7,400 employees and campuses located in Stillwater, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Okmulgee. It is a public research university, which has garnered many awards and distinctions, and is internationally renowned for its College of Engineering - particularly in the fields of architecture and mechanical engineering - and for its School of Entrepreneurship.
Purdue University is situated in West Lafayette in the American state of Indiana. The university was ranked within the top 120 universities in the world by The Times World University Rankings 2010. For more information, please read the Purdue University factsheet.
Kansai University is located in the Osaka prefecture on Honshu, Japans largest island. For more information, please read the Kansai University factsheet.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world's top 50, having been ranked 41st in the QS World University Rankings 2013. NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, with the student body comprising top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from more than 70 countries, the University's 3,800-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.
Departmental exchange partners
Some Schools/Departments have their own international exchange partners, for which the agreements are subject-specific rather than open to all students at Loughborough University. You can use the search engine in the "Locations" section to view these agreements.