Postgraduate study

International Scholarships

Loughborough University is pleased to offer postgraduate taught scholarships to new, self-funding, full-time international students who are permanently resident in a country outside the European Union (EU).

Scholarships range between 10% and 25% of the programme tuition fee, and are set against the tuition fee. Scholarships are normally awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and potential.

Application Process for Postgraduate Taught applicants

There is no separate scholarship application process. Applicants to all schools will automatically be considered for a scholarship – provided the initial application is complete and contains all the relevant information (degree transcripts, references etc.).

Selection criteria: What is outstanding academic achievement and potential?

Academic Achievement - Different Academic Schools have varying criteria for awarding scholarships, however, in general we will be looking for students who have the equivalent of a UK First Class honours degree, or a very high 2:1 OR who have sufficient grades to demonstrate the potential to achieve this level. The precise grades vary from country to country. The equivalence to a first class or 2.1 degree for a range of overseas qualifications can be found on our International Equivalences webpage.

Personal Statement / Work Experience

The award may also be made to students who show outstanding achievement or potential in other areas. The personal statement is the opportunity to show that you have an exceptional background of achievement in other areas such as work or voluntary activities and for you to show that you have the potential to make an exceptional contribution to the University, and to society after you graduate.

Deferring your place

If an applicant finds it necessary to defer his or her application to the next academic year, then the scholarship award will not automatically be deferred.

Further Information

For further information see the individual departmental bursaries and scholarships.