International applicants

Entry requirements for students from India

If you are a student from India who wants to study here at Loughborough University, please take a look at the entry requirements listed below.




Typical offers are based on the Standard XII school leaving qualifications. When awarded by CBSE, ISCE or West Bengal Exam Boards, we typically ask for results in the region of 78% - 88% average performance from best 4 subjects. For other state boards, we would be looking for achievement between 83% - 93% from best 4 subjects. Specific subject marks at Standard X or Standard XII may be required for some courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.


We would expect applicants to have a recognised bachelor degree or a master degree in a relevant subject from a recognised university.

Students will generally be expected to achieve at least a 3-year bachelor degree or 4-year professional bachelor degree at First Class division in India for entry to postgraduate study at Loughborough. In assessing applicants, our admissions tutors may also look at the school leaving qualifications achieved by candidates as well as their work experience and references.

Concessions are given to recognised high quality institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework published on 3rd April 2017 by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Please contact the International Office for more information.

English language requirements

High marks within the Indian Standard XII would normally be accepted as meeting the University’s English language requirements. IELTS and other English language tests are also acceptable. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details and minimum required scores.

Pre-sessional English Language tuition is available for those applicants whose scores in English Language fall slightly below that normally expected for entry. See our Academic Language Support Service for more information.