Loughborough town and the East Midlands region of England have strong cultural links with Pakistan, so it is not difficult for new students from your country to feel at home here.
There are currently 29 Pakistani students studying with us on campus, at undergraduate, masters and PhD level.
For at least 60 years the University has been training excellent engineers from Pakistan who have returned home to advance their careers in various branches of industry, science, academia and business. Senior alumni recall their time at Loughborough with strong affection and praise the University for some of the very same characteristics that give it its strong reputation today. They praise the high quality of its teaching and the exceptionally good links with companies and the world of work. Indeed, Loughborough’s present-day undergraduates from Pakistan tend be especially enthusiastic about taking up the sandwich-year professional placements which form a part of most degree programmes here.
Research students such as those from Pakistan’s Universities of Engineering and Technology obtain supervision from leading specialists in their respective fields.
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, 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 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 Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) 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 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%)|
|Pakistan Public Universities (Tech or Eng) 4 Year degree only||First with distinction (75%) / 4.0||First (65%) / 3.2||Second (59%) / 2.6|
|Pakistan Private Universities (Tech or Eng) 4 Year degree only||First with Distinction (85%)||First (75%)||First (65%)|
|Pakistan master's (2 or 3 year bachelor's plus master's)||First||Second (55%)||Second|
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.
- Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
- English language
5.5 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test
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.
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.
- 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 as a student.
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.
On the campus or nearby, Muslim students can find all the facilities needed to maintain their religious observance. As well as dedicated prayer spaces on campus, Loughborough town centre is home to the Loughborough Mosque and Islamic Cultural Association centre.
There are Halal food provisions across the campus and town, including a choice of restaurants and grocery stores.
The Loughborough Students Union Islamic Society also provides an environment for Muslim students which fosters a sense of community and belonging, including offering pastoral support, weekly discussion circles, and festival celebrations.
And then there’s the top-class cricket, hockey and football on campus to give added spice to your study and living experience here! A vigorous young Loughborough Students Union Pakistani Society can tell you about all of the activities available at this, your home from home in Loughborough.