International applicants

Entry requirements for students from Taiwan

If you are a student from Taiwan and you would like to study here at Loughborough University, please take a look at the entry requirements listed below.



Students taking the Senior High School Diploma will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry.

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. Alternatively, Junior College Diploma holders may be considered on a case by case basis for entry to undergraduate courses.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.


Students who have graduated in a relevant subject with a good Bachelor degree, i.e. the equivalent of an upper second class British Honours degree are welcome to apply for our postgraduate courses. The University accepts the degrees awarded by Taiwan’s national universities and other prestigious higher education institutions, government and private, as being of the required standard, provided that a GPA of approximately 80% has been achieved. For entry to a research degree, the prerequisite is normally the possession of highly graded Bachelor and Masters degrees. Potential applicants should refer to the Postgraduate Prospectus for detailed information about the entry requirements for individual courses, including the need in some cases for students to have had relevant working experience.

English language requirements

Candidates must also achieve the University's English language requirements.

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. However, certain schools do not accept students attending Pre-sessional English course so please refer to our English Language Requirements section for details.