Postgraduate study

After you've applied

So you've submitted an application to study for a research degree with us – what happens next?

You’ll receive an acknowledgement email and we’ll start to process your application. Please be aware that it usually takes a minimum of 6 weeks to assess your application.

We will keep in touch with you throughout this time, with news and information about the University, and don't forget you can log into the Application Portal to track the progress of your application.

If your application is successful, we’ll send you an email with details of any conditions (for instance, related to outstanding results).

You can secure you place even if you haven't met all of your conditions yet

To accept your offer you can log back into the Application Portal and accept our offer, which conditionally secures your place.

Have you met your offer conditions?

If you were awaiting results when you applied, don't forget to upload your transcript when you receive them, as we cannot confirm your place without these documents. You will be sent a notification by email once your place is confirmed.

If your start date is approaching

Closer to your particular start date we will contact you with information about your arrival at Loughborough and details regarding your induction.

You can visit the campus before your start date, there are organised events on specific dates you can attend or visit us any time with a self guided tour.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk.