Choosing to study at a university which is not in your home country of Latvia is an exciting opportunity, but we understand that it’s also a decision which requires a lot of thought and research. To help you, we’ve gathered lots of useful information right here.
As one of the top 10 universities in the UK we naturally offer lots of different study options. You can choose to study a foundation course, an undergraduate course, a postgraduate master’s degree or a research degree. We also welcome applications through the Erasmus+ scheme.
We have two beautiful campuses, one located in the heart of the UK in Loughborough and the other located in London, the capital city of the UK. Our London campus is a postgraduate hub, and therefore is only available to postgraduate or research students. Our Loughborough campus is only a 20-minute taxi ride away from East Midlands Airport and there are five major airports in London, which makes travelling back to Latvia and seeing the rest of the world a lot easier.
UNITECH international academic network
Loughborough University is a member of the UNITECH International academic network – an association of leading European engineering universities which aims to prepare qualified engineering students for their professional future. This enables engineering students to spend at least one semester at a university abroad in Europe, to undertake a placement and to participate in professional coaching and training. Loughborough University Vice Chancellor Robert Allison is currently President of UNITECH, highlighting our dedication to the organisation.
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.
For students taking the Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību, we typically require a high average grade between 9.2 and 10.0 as well as an average between 87% and 95% from best 4 state exams.
Where courses have specific subject requirements, a score between 87% and 95% will normally be requested in state exams in these subjects.
Students with a score of 8.0 with 80% average from best 4 state exams would be considered on a case by case basis for the Foundation Year.
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.
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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 Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību 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.
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.
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.
- Systems Engineering MSc
- Study area
- Mechanical, Manufacturing and Robotics Engineering
The immense knowledge of the professors and lecturers involved in the program are truly world-class. Every single one of them, are at the fore-front of driving their areas.
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.