International applicants

Welcome to the Loughborough University web page for students from South Africa!

With origins as a Technical Institute first formed in 1909, Loughborough University received its Royal Charter in 1966. Then called ‘Loughborough University of Technology’, it was the country’s first technological university.    

We have welcomed African students to Loughborough for decades.  Loughborough has performed well in each of the national league tables published this year; in fact, we are now in 6th place out of the UK’s 123 universities (Guardian 2018). We are proud to have won the WhatUni University of the Year 2015 as well as awards for the Best Student Union and Best Accommodation.  

The university offers numerous scholarship opportunities from partial merit awards of 25% through to the 90% Dean’s Award Scholarship.  In September 2015, we welcomed students to our London campus for the first time, with our launch of Loughborough University London.

Loughborough offer a range of scholarships for students from Nigeria, including a 100% African Development Trust Scholarship available for Postgraduate students. More information about our scholarship offerings can be found here

The International Office visits Africa numerous times throughout the year.  For more information on the forthcoming visits please click here. We are always happy to help with your queries and questions, and provide you with more information via email or the phone


Please find below the popular programmes for South African students. If you would like any further information about your programme of interest you can contact the department directly by following the 'contact us' link on each programme page.

Business, Finance and Management (including MBA and MBA with internship)

Social Sciences

Chemical and Materials

Civil and Building Engineering

Computer Science

Digital Cloud Technology and Internet

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Energy related Engineering (Distance Learning available)


Industrial / Product Design

International Relations

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


Water and Waste Management (Distance Learning available)