Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

International Scholarships

The Loughborough University International Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and potential.

The University invests more than £1M each year in scholarships and bursaries for international undergraduate students. Self-funded international applicants are automatically considered for a Loughborough University International Scholarship (currently 25% of tuition fees for the first year of study).

Students with exceptional school or college grades (or predicted grades) may be offered this award on the basis of their initial application and will be advised of this with their offer of a place.

Some individual academic schools and departments make available a 10% tuition fee bursary to self-funded students on specified courses.

Application process

International applicants will automatically be considered for a Loughborough University International Scholarship. Normally students will be advised if they are being awarded a scholarship with their offer of a place, though in some circumstances the scholarship offer may be sent later.

Please note any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer will be subject to the conditions being met in full.

What is outstanding academic achievement and potential?

Different courses will have varying criteria for awarding these scholarships. However, in general, students will be expected to have achieved, or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of A*AA to AAA in three full A-levels. Students with other international qualifications will also be considered and an equivalent level of achievement will be required.

Only applicants selecting the Loughborough University offer as their firm (first) choice through UCAS will be eligible for these Scholarships.

Which Schools and Departments offer scholarships/bursaries?

  • Business and Economics 
  • Chemical Engineering* 
  • Chemistry 
  • Civil and Building Engineering 
  • Computer Science
  • Design School
  • Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering 
  • English and Drama 
  • Geography
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Physics 
  • Politics, History and International Relations
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences

* Chemical Engineering offer a bursary of 10% of the tuition fee (payable as a fee reduction) to all self-financing, international fee paying students who are not in receipt of another University or Department bursary or scholarship and select the Loughborough University offer as their firm (first) choice through UCAS.

What if I decide to defer my 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. In this situation, the applicant should contact the International Office who will confirm whether the scholarship will be available the following year.

Further information

For further information, please contact the International Office on 01509 222201 or by email.