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 degree 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.
Our exciting campus is currently home to about 60 Singaporean students across a wide range of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate study levels, and we love welcoming more students to campus.
You can get fully involved and integrated into the award-winning Loughborough experience and at the same time be part of a strong Singaporean community presence thanks to Loughborough Students Union Malaysian and Singaporean Society. This group provides support and a home-from-home environment when you need it, as well as activities back in Singapore. The best of both worlds!
Loughborough has strong relationships across Singapore, from a Graphic Communication partnership with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts to the Junior Colleges, International Schools and Polytechnics, each of which we welcome a number of students from to study with us each year.
Whichever step you decide to take, we genuinely hope that you find the right path to help you achieve your future ambitions. At Loughborough University, we want our students to achieve great things – and as such, we offer a number of support services designed to help you do just that.
Charlotte Davison is your International Officer for Singapore. Charlotte is also a Loughborough graduate and is happy to share her own experiences of being a student on campus with you. We travel to Singapore regularly throughout the year and would love to meet with you. We're also happy to help over email or the phone, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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.
For students with Singapore A Levels, typical offers normally range from BBC to AAA from three H2 Level subjects and offers are typically one grade lower than the typical A Level requirement as stated in the undergraduate prospectus due to the comparative difficulty.
Where courses have specific subject requirements, an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade would normally be required in line with UK A Level requirements.
Students with a Diploma from one of Singapore’s five Polytechnics would be considered for first year entry with requirements ranging from 2.50 to 3.10. Second year entry may be considered in some cases. Please contact the International Office to check if this is applicable.
For IB requirements please see the undergraduate prospectus.
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 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%)|
|Singapore - classification||First||Upper second||Lower second|
|Singapore - GPA 4.0 scale||3.7||3.0||2.7|
|Singapore - GPA 5.0 scale||4.5||3.5||3.0|
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 Singapore A Levels 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.
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.
We also have a thriving Alumni Association in Singapore and a huge number of links between our academics in the UK and universities and businesses in Singapore. Our active Singaporean Alumni Chapter meet regularly. To find out more about the group please click here. You can also visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
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.
Both London and Loughborough have a great selection of restaurants and supermarkets where you can buy lots of asian food. Although smaller than London, Loughborough has a Oriental Store in town (located opposite the Rushers bus stop), and there is also an aisle in Tesco with the name of “World Foods” which you can go to stock up on food such as cooking-sauces and rice. It is also rather simple to buy through online oriental stores as some may provide next-day deliverys right to your doorstep!
There are also Halal butchers in Loughborough, and Halal food can also be sources in the supermarkets in town. In catered halls we are able to offer Halal meats as part of our food service. Halal meats are available from our approved suppliers and are certificated for identification. Those observing Ramadan can also contact their hall managers who will help with specific meal requirements.
We have over 100 clubs and societies for you to join in your spare time ranging from sports to religious societies. The LSU Malaysian and Singapoean Society is very popular with our students. Providing a home away from home for all Singaporeans, the LSU Malaysian and Singaporean society arranges and attends a variety of events every year, from day trips across the country, activity days, sports tournaments and the Loughborough Students Union international day, to weekly Badminton and Basketball sessions. This starts from before you arrive on campus - with meet ups and support back in Singapore before term begins. They also have a peer-mentoring system, where second years help our freshers settle in.
The Society also organise cultural activities and festival celebrations as well as regular cultural nights with home cooked Malaysian food. The most recent event featured delicious Mee Siam and traditional chicken curries. For more information, or to ask any questions about being a Malaysian in Loughborough, please contact the committee on email@example.com.