Choosing to move to a different country to study is a huge opportunity, however we appreciate that it’s natural to have lots of questions and want to do lots of research before making a decision – which is why we’ve gathered lots of useful advice and information for you right here.
At Loughborough University, we have a long history of welcoming students from India onto our campus – in fact, the first ever student from India to study here graduated back in 1937. Today, we’re now home to over 230 students from India, split across undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees.
It's no surprise then, that we have a large network of graduates who are now based all around the world. Many of our Indian alumni are successful, one such example is Anuj Kichlu who graduated from Loughborough with an MSc in Sport Management in 2010. He later founded his own football company and sits on another sports board in India.
Our well-established teaching is supported by the research collaborations we have, these include a large number of prestigious Indian universities including IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and Anna University, Chennai.
We’re also home to the England Cricket Board, with the National Cricket Performance Centre based in the middle of our Loughborough campus. This state-of-the-art facility is open to all students as part of the cricket club, as well as regularly hosting national teams who can be seen playing on campus.
Rob Reeves, the Regional Manager for India in the International Office usually visits India 4 times per year.
Why you should study here
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.
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.
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.
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%)|
|Institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework
(Applicable for our September 2021 intake)
|65% (First)||60% (First)||55% (Upper second)|
|All other Indian institutions||70% (First with distinction)||65% (First)||60% (First)|
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.
Students with Standard XII school leaving qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.
What is an international foundation programme?
Our International Foundation Programmes (IFY) provides international students with a foundation understanding of their chosen subject area. It’s typically used as a stepping stone for applicants who have not met our standard entry requirements of our undergraduate degrees. Upon successful completion, students can progress onto the relevant undergraduate courses.
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.
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.
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. We also have our own Loughborough University Alumni Association India Chapter.
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.
- Automotive Systems Engineering MSc
- Study area
- Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
The teaching experience is really amazing, everything you learn is applicable for modern and future technology and we also have lecturers from the industry to show us how the knowledge is applied in real-world.
Mohammad Y. Nasereddin
- PhD Student
- Study area
- Civil Engineering
Loughborough University is one of the leading universities in the UK in education and student satisfaction. I chose Loughborough University because of the balance between education, sports and social life.
- Air Transport Management MSc
- Study area
The lectures are very useful and help in developing skills and a practical understanding of the various aspects of this field. The faculty is very supportive and effectively encourages you to tap into your potential.
Culture and community
There is a real sense of community and family at Loughborough University, and our Faith and Spirituality Centre provides a peaceful place for our students to come and reflect, explore and express their faith and spirituality. It’s a place for you to pray, meditate and to meet others. You’ll find that both our London and Loughborough campuses are very inclusive.
We have over 100 clubs and societies for you to join in your spare time ranging from sports to religious societies. The Bhangra Society is very popular with our Indian students. Our Indian students celebrate various religious festivals with us on campus each year.
Every year the LSU hosts an event on International Day which celebrates the different cultures here at Loughborough with free entry and free food. In the past we’ve had over 40 stalls representing their country – it’s fantastic. The LSU also runs an International Students’ Network which is run by a team of students(you could join this committee) with the sole aim of helping and supporting international students once they arrive on campus. Not only are there are lots of events, societies and groups designed to help you feel more at home, you can also influence the experience future international students have if they decide to study here by becoming part of the international student committee.