International applicants

Loughborough University is a truly global institution with a firm commitment to providing an 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:

  • 1st in the UK in the last Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
  • Ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide 2021
  • 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and Guardian League Table 2021
  • One of only six elite universities to be awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • A five star plus rating in the QS Stars scheme

Why study at Loughborough University?

Just a few of the many excellent reasons to choose Loughborough to live and study

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.

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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.

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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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