A warm welcome to our UK-based international students!


We are very proud to welcome students from all over the world to study at Loughborough and join our Loughborough community.

You can find all the detailed information that is specific to your country such as entry requirements by visiting your home country page.

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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.

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.

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.

What is the International Foundation Programme?

The one-year Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) is designed to prepare international students who have completed their secondary education, for entry to undergraduate study at Loughborough University. The programme offers successful students a guaranteed progression onto one of the University's relevant undergraduate degrees, subject to meeting the specified criteria.

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.

Leverage Edu

UK offices, United Kingdom

Devonshire House, 60 Goswell Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 7AD

UK offices, United Kingdom

MOD Education

UK offices, United Kingdom

Floor 2, Maclaurin Building, 4 Bishops Square, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9NE
Amber Education Services

UK offices, United Kingdom

2nd Floor, Kingsland House, 122-124 Regent Street, London, W1B 5SA, UK
China-Britain Regional Initiative (CBRI)

UK offices, United Kingdom

Ingenuity Lab, Triumph Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG9 1EX
Edvoy Educational Services

UK offices, United Kingdom

Address: 9 Portland Street, Aytoun Entrance, Manchester, M1 3BE, UK
Future Graduates

UK offices, United Kingdom

Future Graduates Ltd 188 Freshfield Avenue Bolton BL3 3HL
GESCO - London
+44207 316 3243

UK offices, United Kingdom

1st Floor, 239 Kensington High Street – London W8 6SN
Global Study UK - London
+44 0202 7486 4762

UK offices, United Kingdom

London Head Office 32 Brook Street London, W1K 5DL United Kingdom
Global Study UK - London

UK offices, United Kingdom

1 Great Cumberland Place 2nd Floor, London W1H 7AL
Global Study UK - London
+44 0202 7486 4762

UK offices, United Kingdom

London Counselling 22 Gilbert Street, London, W1K 5EJ United Kingdom
Golden Arrow Group Holding Corp

UK offices, United Kingdom

4 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 2BB, UK
Index Global Education Services Ltd

UK offices, China

5th Floor, 53 Parker Street, London, WC2B 5PT
InterGreat Education Group Ltd

UK offices, United Kingdom

29 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AY
New Oriental Vision Overseas

UK offices, United Kingdom

Golden Cross House,8 Duncannon Street,London WC2 N4JF
SI-UK Education Council

UK offices, United Kingdom

3rd Floor 211-213 Regent Street London W1B 4NF UK
SI-UK Education Council

UK offices, United Kingdom

3rd Floor Bridgewater House Whitworth Street Manchester M1 6TL UK
Student Athlete Network
07766 753139

UK offices, United Kingdom

27 Priory Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1AF
UK International (JNS)

UK offices, United Kingdom

One Canada Square 37th Floor, Canary Wharf London, E14 5AA
UK Offer International Education Ltd
+44 7915200520

UK offices, United Kingdom

The Wheelhouse, City Council House, Earl St, CV1 5RR Coventry

UK offices, United Kingdom

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

UK offices, United Kingdom

Room 507 43 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5LS

UK offices, United Kingdom

1st Floor, 19 Windsor Place Cardiff CF10 3BY

UK offices, United Kingdom

i2 Office, Exchange Place 2 5 Semple Street Edinburgh EH3 8BL

UK offices, United Kingdom

Office 630, 6th Floor, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 3PF

UK offices, United Kingdom

Evergreen House, 160 Euston House London NW1 2DX

UK offices, United Kingdom

1st Floor St James Building, 89 Oxford Street Manchester M1 6FQ

UK offices, United Kingdom

Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle, NE1 1DE
Uniserv Ltd

UK offices, United Kingdom

14th Floor, York House, Empire Way, Wembley, London
UVIC Limited

UK offices, United Kingdom

Office 7 35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7JN

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.

Student videos

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.

LSU hosts an event Exchange Students Day which is an opportunity for exchange student to meet and interact with one another. 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.