Taiwan

A huge welcome to students from Taiwan! We're delighted that you're thinking of studying here at Loughborough University. We know that choosing to study abroad in a different country can be daunting. To help you get all the facts and information you need to make an informed decision, we’ve provided lots of information for you right here.

Overview

At Loughborough University we have a long history of welcoming students from Taiwan. This is largely due to our status as a top 10 university in the UK, and the two amazing campuses we have in two very different locations.

We visit Taiwan multiple times each year and we have students from across the country including Taipei, Tainan, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hsinchu. There are currently 20 Taiwanese students currently enrolled with us. Almost 400 Taiwanese alumni have successfully graduated from Loughborough. Graduate destinations in Taiwan include Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, IBM, QTN Asia Holding Group, RT-Mart International Limited and UPS.

We have two amazing campuses

Loughborough campus

Our 440 acre single-site green campus in Loughborough, is the largest in the UK. It is home to 17,000 students from over 100 countries. There are plenty of open spaces, gardens and sports areas along with academic buildings, student accommodation, medical centre, theatres, art galleries, cafés and shops. The campus is safe and the facilities are conveniently accessible by walking, bicycle or via the University bus service. This campus is located in the historic and pretty market town of Loughborough, in the southern part of the UK and centre of England, which is around 1 hour 15 minutes from the heart of London. 

London campus

Our London campus opened in 2015 and is located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Loughborough University London provides students with a unique study environment, strong links to local employers and innovative new master's degrees.

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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.

Taiwan

Students taking the Senior High School Diploma 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.

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. Alternatively, Junior College Diploma holders may be considered on a case by case basis for entry to undergraduate courses.

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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First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Category 1 (4 year degree) 80% 75% 70%
Category 2 (4 year degree) 85% 80% 75%
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.

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Senior High School Leaving Certificate

80% in 5 relevant subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

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.

GoStudy Education Institute
00886-3-6570315

Hsinchu, Taiwan

9F.-1, No.85, Guangming 6th Rd, Zhubei City, Hsinchu County 302, Taiwan, R.O.China
UKEAS International Ltd
+886(3)5316441

Hsinchu, Taiwan

7F-2, No. 38 Pei Ta Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan ROC
GoStudy Education Institute
0088672350965

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

7F-6, No. 240, Jhongshan 1st Road, Sinsing District, Kaohsiung City 80049, Taiwan
IDP Education
+88673112280

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

10F, No.189, Bo’ai 1st Road, San Min Dist, Kaohsiung City 80743, Taiwan
StudyLink Educational Advisory Services Ltd (SEAS)
+88672226662

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Ground Fl, 37-2, Fu-Heng 1st Rd, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan
UKEAS International Ltd
+886(7)2238800

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2F-2, No. 139, Zhongzheng 2nd Road Kaohsiung City 802, Taiwan ROC
UKEAS International Ltd
+886(2)24241973

Keelung, Taiwan

9F, No.61 Yi 1st Rd, Jhongjheng District, Keelung City 202, Taiwan, R.O.C
UKEAS International Ltd
+886(0)229517330

New Taipei City, Taiwan

7F, No.6, Sec 1, Zhongshan Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City 220, Taiwan
Gostudy Education Institute
00886423100031

Taichung, Taiwan

4F-1, No.406, Sec.2, Taiwan Blvd, West Dist, Taichung City 40353, Taiwan
IDP Education
+886423261722

Taichung, Taiwan

3F, No. 375, Sec. 2, Taiwan Boulevard, West District Taichung, Taiwan
UKEAS International Ltd
+886(04)23285946

Taichung, Taiwan

4F-9, No. 378 Wenhsin Road, Section 1, Taichung 408, Taiwan
GoStudy Education Institute
0088663362561

Tainan, Taiwan

1F, No. 210, Dungmen Road, Section 2, East District, Tainan City 701, Taiwan
UKEAS International Ltd
+886(06)2224790

Tainan, Taiwan

5F-1, No.88 Chung Shan Road, Tainan City 700 Taiwan
EDM Education
+886227113911

Taipei, Taiwan

4F, No. 166, Sec 4, Zhongxiao Esat Road, Da'an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
GoStudy Education Institute
00886227071108

Taipei, Taiwan

4F-2, No. 380, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Da'an District, Taipei City 10656, Taiwan
IDP Education
+886227738111

Taipei, Taiwan

6F, No. 289, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd, Da-An District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
StudyLink Educational Advisory Services Ltd (SEAS)
+88623654111

Taipei, Taiwan

Ground Floor, 37-2, Fuheng 1st Road, Kaohsiung 800, Taiwan
UKEAS International Ltd
886(0)227782600

Taipei, Taiwan

7F-2, No.169 Chunghsiao East Road, Sec.4, Taipei 106, Taiwan, R.O.C
UKEAS International Ltd
+886(02)23709780

Taipei, Taiwan

3F, No.121 Chungching South Road, Section 1, Taipei 100, Taiwan
GoStudy Education Institute
0088634275111

Taoyuan, Taiwan

7F, No. 134, Zhongshan Road, Zhongli District, Taoyuan 32041, Taiwan
UKEAS International Ltd
+886(03)3384716

Taoyuan, Taiwan

5f-6, No. 11 Da Tong Road, Taoyuan 330 Taiwan
UKEAS
01295816878

UK-Based Office, Taiwan

53 Deene Close, Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3LD, UK

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.

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International Day

Students at Loughborough University celebrate international day.

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.

Our Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) plays a key part in our students lives, helping you to build friendships and make amazing memories. There are lots of ways for you to get involved, whether you want to join one or two of the many societies available (or create your own), join a club, be part of RAG or Action or go on one of the LSU trips. There is so much for you to get involved with, you’ll quickly make friends and feel right at home.

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.

In terms of food, you'll find that both London and Loughborough have a great selection of restaurants and food stores where you can pick up asian food.