Foundation studies

International Foundation Programme

Loughborough University has a long tradition of welcoming students from all around the world and as a Loughborough student you will join a rich and diverse international community at one of the UK’s leading universities.

Why study at Loughborough?

  • Great success rates 

    97% of students progressed on to their chosen bachelor degree in 2020

  • Funding for your studies 

    25% merit scholarships available (when graduating from the IFP to your chosen course)

  • Loughborough living 

    University accommodation is guaranteed for two years

  • An ideal study environment 

    The IFP has a small cohort of students with a high staff:student ratio

  • Easy to apply 

    Applications are made through UCAS with no separate visa required after completing the IFP

Our International Foundation Programme (IFP) offers high-calibre international students the opportunity to gain guaranteed progression on to many of our Loughborough University undergraduate degree courses. It is an integrated programme designed for students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education and need an extra year of study before beginning their university studies in the UK. 

The IFP is a bespoke foundation programme run internally by the University and taught by Loughborough University staff.

Combining subject-relevant modules with modules in academic and English language, it offers progression on to a wide range of degree courses covering business and economics, science, engineering, psychology, sport science, and social science.

The programme is fully aligned with Loughborough University degrees.

For further information about the IFP