International applicants

Loughborough University is a truly global institution with a commitment to providing an outstanding international learning experience for all students. We have a long history of welcoming international students and there are now over 2,500 students from outside of the UK representing more than 130 countries.

A top UK university

Loughborough University has a reputation for academic excellence, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement. This is evident in our rankings success and numerous achievements which include:

Top 10

Consistently ranked a Top 10 University

Top 10

out of 121 universities in the Guardian University League Table 2022

Top 10

for seven consecutive years in the Complete University Guide

Five star plus

A five star plus rating in the QS Stars scheme

Why study at Loughborough University?

Here are just a few of the many excellent reasons to choose to live and study at Loughborough

Campus and location

The campus itself has a lively atmosphere with over 20,000 students and staff from over 100 different countries. There is a strong sense of community and a real buzz, just what you would expect from a university that continues to be popular in national and international student polls.

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Support for international students

We’ll make sure you’re well looked after during your time here – after all, our campus will be your home and we want you to feel part of the family. That’s why all our students have access to a variety of university support services and study resources, so that they can settle comfortably into life at Loughborough.

International student support


Every single one of our undergraduate courses offers the option to include a year in industry. Year after year record numbers of employers seek to recruit Loughborough students for placements, internships and graduate roles, attracted to their wide-ranging skills, adaptability and determination to succeed.

Employable graduates

Award winning student experience

Whatever you do and wherever you go, you can’t miss the fantastic sense of community at Loughborough. We offer one of the best university experiences for everything from sport to the Students’ Union.

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Lafite's story

Lafite Lo, an Aeronautical Engineering student at Loughborough tells us what it was like joining Loughborough through clearing as an International student.

Lafite's clearing experience

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