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International students

Loughborough has a long history of welcoming international students to the University and we currently have around 2,300 students studying here from outside of the UK.

A leading university

We also offer international students the following advantages:

  • Voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015
  • The only university voted England’s Best Student Experience for six consecutive years by Times Higher Education
  • Ranked 2nd for Student Experience by Times Higher Education 2015
  • Ranked 11th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016, 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and 13th in the Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015
  • Ranked 14th out of 128 UK universities for research intensity in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
  • Rated 5 Stars for excellence, QS Stars Scheme 2015
  • Voted Britain’s top university for quality of student life, Lloyds Bank Survey 2014
  • Seven Queens Anniversary prizes awarded (only Oxford has more), promoting world-class research excellence and achievement
  • A beautiful single-site green campus in the UK with outstanding facilities
  • 90 minutes to London by train
  • FREE airport coach service from London Heathrow to the University
  • Significantly lower cost of living than in larger UK cities
  • Voted 1st by international students for sports facilities and top 5 in the UK for (1) lecturers’ subject area expertise and (2) work experience opportunities among 182 UK HE institutions, International Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2014