Postgraduate study

After you've applied

Now that you have made your application, we're sure that you're eager to know what happens next.

What happens next?

You’ll receive an acknowledgement email and we’ll start to process your application. We’ll aim to make a decision about your application and communicate this to you as soon as possible, but please note that during peak times it can take up to four weeks to process applications.

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.

Your offer

If your application is successful, we’ll send you an email with details of any conditions (for instance, related to outstanding results). You should then log back into the Application Portal and accept our offer, which conditionally secures your place.

International What's Next booklet 2017

UK-EU What's Next booklet 2017

Don’t forget to provide your results

If your offer is conditional, you will need to send us evidence that you have met the conditions (e.g. degree results, English Language evidence) before your place at the University can be confirmed.

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, followed, closer to the start of term, by information about your arrival at Loughborough, and your induction programme.

Results lower than expected?

If you are concerned that you will not be accepted because your results are lower than expected, please upload your transcripts and contact us for advice. In some cases we may be able to suggest a similar or related programme which will enable you to achieve your ambition of studying at Loughborough.

Paying your tuition fees

You do not need to pay your fees in advance and you will not be billed until shortly after you have started your postgraduate course. For more information on tuition fees and methods of payments please check out the Student Finance Office.

If you are receiving sponsorship for your tuition fees, you will need to provide an official letter from your sponsor to confirm this. Until we receive the official confirmation of sponsorship we will consider you to be self-funding.

How do I reply to my offer?

If you are made an offer for a postgraduate taught programme you will be emailed with your offer and a link to an offer booklet online. You can accept the offer from Loughborough by returning to the Application Portal. Here you can view a summary of your application, including your offer conditions. You can accept the offer by clicking on ‘Reply to Offer’ on the left hand side. You do not have to wait until you have met all the conditions of your offer before replying to your offer

If your offer is conditional on you achieving certain grades in your degree and/or an English language qualification, you will need to send us evidence that you have met these conditions. Please visit our application portal for more information.