Olá and a huge welcome to students from Brazil! We're delighted that you're thinking of studying here at Loughborough University. No doubt you will have lots of questions, and to help you in your search for the right course and university, we hope to answer the majority of them right here.


Since 2012 over 200 Brazilians have chosen to study here. We are very proud of the links and partnerships we have and are continuing to build with Brazil, and we hope you will choose to become part of our community here too.

Brazilian students choose to study in Loughborough because of the strength of our global reputation, beautiful campus, award-winning student experience and our internationally renowned sports facilities. All of these contribute to the remarkable journey our students embark on when they move to Loughborough. The pictures illustrate some of the ways in which our SWB students have played an especially active role in the University community, both in class and outside.

Members of the Global Engagement team and academic staff regularly travel to Brazil, and Loughborough University has also hosted visitors on our campus from the British Embassy in Brazil. We work with numerous universities, including the University of Sao Paulo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Unicamp.

Start your journey with us

The Loughborough family is made up of students from all over the world -and we firmly believe that it is this which makes our campus so vibrant, friendly and inspiring. There are lots of different ways to start your journey with us, you can choose to undertake a foundation course, an undergraduate course, a postgraduate programme or a postgraduate research degree. If you decide to study a postgraduate degree with us, you'll have the choice between two fantastic locations - London and Loughborough.

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Why you should study here

Application information

If you’re thinking of applying to study here at Loughborough University, you’ll first need to find out what qualifications we accept from your country / region, how to apply for your chosen degree and - if you’re applying with the help of an approved educational advisor – a list of approved agents. If at any stage you have a question, or you are unsure about anything, please contact us.

Entry requirements

We accept lots of different qualifications, to learn what qualifications we accept from your country / region please see below. This is only a list of qualifications we accept, to learn the minimum entry requirements you will need to refer to the degree you want to apply for.


Students taking the Brazilian High School Certificate(Certificado de Ensino Médio and Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio – ENEM) will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year. 

Loughborough University offers a Foundation Year through ONCAMPUS. You can view the entry requirements for this on the ONCAMPUS webpage. Alternatively, please contact our Global Engagement Team to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough 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.

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

What is an undergraduate degree?

Typically an undergraduate degree is the first level of study in higher education. Undergraduate qualifications include BA, BSc, BArch and BEng. Once you have graduated from an undergraduate degree you will have the opportunity to study a postgraduate degree.


First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brazil - 4 yr Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional 8.5 7.5 6.5
What is a postgraduate degree?

There are two types of postgraduate degrees; a postgraduate taught degree and a postgraduate research degree.

A postgraduate taught degree refers to the level study you can progress onto once you have completed an undergraduate degree. It is more advanced than an undergraduate degree, and the qualifications you can obtain include MA, MSc, MBA, MRes, PGDip, and PGCE.

A research degree, also known as a doctorate, is typically undertaken once you have graduated from a postgraduate taught degree. Research degrees include PhD, EngD, CDTs and MPhil.


Loughborough University offers a Foundation Year through ONCAMPUS. You can view the entry requirements for this on the ONCAMPUS page or contact us for more information.

What is the International Foundation Programme?

The one-year Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) is designed to prepare international students who have completed their secondary education, for entry to undergraduate study at Loughborough University. The programme offers successful students a guaranteed progression onto one of the University's relevant undergraduate degrees, subject to meeting the specified criteria.

English language requirements

The standard University IELTS English language requirements is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some degrees may require higher levels English language, these have been clearly stated on the individual degree pages.

How to apply

The application process for international students is the same as UK students. To learn more about the application process and how you can apply, please select the appropriate degree level from those listed below.

Approved educational advisors

If you want some further guidance, then you may want to consider applying with the support of an approved education advisor. Below is a list of approved agents/educational advisors who have a contract with Loughborough University. Many of our approved educational advisors have been invited to both of our campuses, and therefore can give you a first-hand account of what you can expect.


Curitiba, Brazil

Av. do Batel 1750 - Sala 305 - Batel Curitiba - PR

São Paulo, Brazil

Alameda Santos, 1773 - Jardim Paulista - São Paulo - SP- Brazil | CEP:01419-002

Fees and scholarships

All students who enrol to study at Loughborough University should make sure they are fully aware of the cost of tuition for their chosen degree, the accommodation they will be staying in, and any associated living costs. Below are some indicative costs, however further details can be found at the relevant pages listed below.

Students will need a further £4,000 - £6,000 to cover expenses such as food, books, clothes, insurance, laundry, entertainment, travel within UK etc. Travel to and from home is not included. £6,000 should cover additional costs for postgraduate living in a self-catered hall for 50 weeks in the year. £4000 should cover additional costs for undergraduate living fully-catered hall for 39 weeks in the year.

The average living expenses for an undergraduate, with catered accommodation included, should be roughly £1040/month.

Supporting you every step of the way

We understand how important receiving the right support at the right time can be, which is why we offer a wide range of support services. So whether you need help with your visa application, or you need additional academic support throughout your studies to reach your full potential or you need help once you’ve graduated to find the right career – we can help.

Student experience

As a student here, you’ll discover a close-knit community of students who are vibrant, diverse and inspiring. It is this community which we fondly refer to as the Loughborough family.

There are lots of ways you can get involved and get to know your new family. Rag and Action are great if you want to do some form of volunteering during your studies, whereas the Enterprise Hub is designed for those of you who are looking for advice on anything enterprising. We also have LSU media which is great for anyone who is looking to gain experience as a photographer, videographer or radio DJ. We also have a range of sporting opportunities available for you to get involved with.

These opportunities are a fantastic chance to bolster your CV and gain lots of valuable experience – it’s also a great way to meet lots of new friends and make some incredible memories.

Student videos

International Day

Students at Loughborough University celebrate international day.

Culture and community

Brazilians at Loughborough tend to become fully involved with the student experience and immerse themselves wholly in British culture. From playing handball or futsal for the University teams, living in our top-ranked accommodation or joining one of the 100 clubs and societies that form part of the Students’ Union.​

Loughborough Students’ Union provides a home away from home for Brazilian students, by organising events and activities throughout the year, including trips across the UK and nights out in and around Loughborough. The trip organisers listen to the students’ suggestions. Some popular excursions for Brazilians have been the Harry Potter film studios, a Beatles tour in Liverpool and the historic city of York. Brazilian students also speak about how much they take advantage of the University’s close proximity to East Midlands airport, only 20 minutes from campus, to travel cheaply across Europe. Our postgraduate students may also bring their families to Loughborough, enrolling their children in the local schools