Undergraduate study

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International exchanges

Every year Loughborough University welcomes large numbers of European and international students on exchange agreements.

The Department welcomes exchange students each year from our Erasmus+ partners. Students accepted under the Erasmus+ scheme can study in the Department for one or two semesters without paying tuition fees.

See more information on incoming students finance, applications and benefits 

Loughborough University has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and we intend to prepare our graduates for the global marketplace. We encourage our students to take advantage of the opportunity to spend a semester or a full academic year at one of our partner (European or international) universities.

Students can spend a year between Parts B and C of their degree programme studying in a participating host institution as an alternative to the industrial placement.

In addition, students on the MPhys programmes may carry out their final year project in a host institution. The academic responsibility of the student remains with the home institution (i.e. Loughborough). Marks obtained are not taken into account in the degree classification, but successful completion of this year will lead to the award of DIntS.

UK students do not have to pay tuition fees to their host university, but are required to pay tuition fees to their home university. See more about finance, fees and funding for outgoing students → 

Performing part of your studies in another country introduces you to a different academic, cultural and linguistic environment. This will enhance your personal flexibility and later professional mobility. During basic undergraduate studies, you may cover similar material to that studied here, but follow different approaches and teaching methods. You may also benefit from specialist courses not available here.

See more information on outgoing students finance, applications and benefits

Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreements

For both incoming and outgoing students we currently have Erasmus+ agreements with:

  • Technical University of Dresden, Germany
  • Technical University of Vienna (Technische Universitat Wien), Austria
  • Wroclawska Polytechnic, Poland

and an exchange agreements outside Erasmus+ with:

  • Curtin University, Australia*
  • Kansai University, Japan*
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore*
  • New Mexico state University, USA*
  • Oklahoma State University, USA*
  • Purdue University, USA*
  • University of Technology Sydney, Australia*

*University-wide agreements

If you have any questions about international exchanges please contact Dr Binoy Sobnack on +44 (0) 1509 223307