School of Business and Economics


Over 1,300 international postgraduate students

Loughborough University is a diverse and welcoming place with more than 1,300 international postgraduate students from outside the UK and EU.

Students representing more than 130 countries

Loughborough University students come from over 130 different countries, so you'll be sure to meet a diverse range of people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Ranked 1st in the International Student Barometer

Loughborough University was ranked 1st in the International Student Barometer survey for academic learning experience and student support services.

Free coach service from London Heathrow to the University

We support our international students as much as possible with their move to Loughborough, including a free Heathrow Airport coach to bring you safely to our beautiful campus.

International students

Loughborough has a proud history of welcoming international students from all over the world, and today has more than 1,300 international postgraduate students from outside of the UK and EU, representing more than 130 countries. International students at Loughborough can expect to receive excellent support services from the University, International Office and Loughborough’s award winning Students’ Union.

Supporting your application

Loughborough University has a dedicated International Office to give you support and advice on applying to us. This can be done via email, telephone, or even in person – our International Office staff visit more than 30 countries each year

Additionally, we have a number of international advisers and representatives in many countries around the world.

English language, study skills and orientation

Loughborough University has its own Student Advice and Support Service (SASS), which runs a number of courses designed to help you improve your English. So, whether you wish to boost your confidence in using the language, improve your study skills, or want an introduction to living and learning at Loughborough, the SASS offers bespoke courses to help you.

We also hold a one-week residential Orientation Course for international students in September, immediately before the start of the academic year. It provides practical information about living and studying in Loughborough, and allows you to meet fellow students and settle into your new environment before starting your studies. 

Supporting international students

Loughborough Students’ Union strives to provide the very best experience for international students and encourages you to get involved by engaging with their Global Development Officer and Global Committee. Throughout the year the Students’ Union puts on a number of social and cultural events for international students to get involved in, including trips to popular tourist destinations in the UK and abroad, sporting activities, cultural celebrations, Action opportunities to teach local communities about international cultures, and an annual International Day. The Global Development Officer and the Global Committee are there for you to voice your ideas and opinions to both the University and the Students’ Union.

As an international student I found myself easily settling into Loughborough - it is a lovely town and everyone is very kind. Also, Loughborough has a big proportion of international students so we were all in the same situation. There is various support for international students here. When we got to the London airport the University sent staff to take us to our halls and help us. The Students' Union also set up some events, for example International Evening, for us to get to know each other and to have fun.

Baoling Feng, MSc Banking and Finance (from China)

Read the student profiles of some of our international students: