School of Business and Economics

International relations

Study with us

The School of Business and Economics welcomes international students from all over the world to come and study with us. 

You can come to us as an exchange student if you are studying at one of our school partners or University-wide partner. Our current partners are listed here.

You can join us as visiting student if you are not studying at a partner institution.

You can study with us for a semester or a year. Our teaching programmes range across business, management, finance, information management and economics and are renowned for being designed to meet the needs of industry.

Local Area

Living in Loughborough

Loughborough is the largest town in Leicestershire with a population of over 55,000. Our location is also ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby as well as only being an hour and half to London. We are also close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Peak District National Park, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre. With Charnwood Forest next door, beautiful countryside is never far away from you.

Queens Park is a great place to relax, take a picnic and walk through the pretty garden, visit the on-site Charnwood museum and Carillon Tower, and unwind in the peaceful bandstand, not forgetting to say ‘hello’ at colourful birds in the aviary. This park is a great retreat whatever the weather.

For entertainment there are two cinemas to choose from, and the Town Hall with comedy nights, theatre productions and dance performances to name few.


The town has all shopping needs covered, with independently owned boutiques as well as national chains such as Next, Primark and Boots. For a larger choice, Nottingham and Leicester are both within easy reach of Loughborough.

Loughborough offers great value for money for grocery shopping with a wide choice of shops to suit all budgets, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer Food, Iceland, Aldi and Morrisons.

Local food stockists and speciality shops can also be found catering for those who wish to purchase health foods, organic produce, Asian groceries and other international cuisine. There are also specific requirements to meet your needs such as Halal butchers.

The famous twice-weekly Loughborough market offers a wide range of fresh produce, household items, clothing and more at great prices on Thursdays and Saturdays. Loughborough is often host to many speciality European markets.

Why Study at Loughborough

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Student Experiences

Listen to students who have studied on an exchange at Loughborough