ERASMUS+ and International Exchange Programmes

Loughborough University has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and aims to prepare its graduates for the global marketplace. Students are encouraged to undertake a study exchange at one of our international partner institutions, not only so that they can benefit from a high quality international educational experience, but also so that they have the opportunity to live in a country with a different cultural perspective.

University-wide international exchange partners

What is the University-wide international exchange programme?

Loughborough University has a limited number of study exchange places with a selection of international institutions in Australia, Japan, Singapore and the USA.

The exchanges are based on a reciprocal student mobility agreement between the two institutions and are offered on a University-wide basis. Competition for places is high, but we would encourage you to look at the international exchange opportunities and make an application through your School/Department early in the academic year. Please contact your School/Departmental Exchange Co-ordinator for further details on the international exchanges available to you and how to apply.

Please note that there is no guarantee that current agreements will still be in existence by the time that prospective students are ready to undertake their exchanges. It is, therefore, extremely important that you discuss your options with your School/Departmental Exchange Co-ordinator.

When can I go on a study exchange?

You have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or a year dependent on your school/departmental programme regulations. 

How do I apply?

The application process for students wishing to undertake an international study exchange as part of Loughborough University’s institutional exchange programme in the academic year 2019/20 is now open.  The application form can be downloaded from the link below:

 Outgoing Exchange Student Application Form 2019-20


Students are advised to read the Guidance Notes carefully before completing their application forms and to ensure that they have obtained the approval of their respective School/Departmental Exchange Co-ordinators, including confirmation that the proposed study exchange is permitted under programme regulations.


Completed application forms should be submitted to Amalia Ardelean (email no later than Friday 8 February 2019.  Please note that late and/or incomplete application forms will not be considered.


Students will be advised as to whether or not their applications have been successful following a meeting of the International Exchanges Selection Committee in February 2019 (date TBC).  Successful candidates will then be provided with advice on how to apply to the partner institution.  Please note, however, that selection by Loughborough University does not guarantee that you will be accepted by the partner institution, as final approval is at their discretion.

Is there financial support available?

If you take part at one of the University-wide partner institutions, you might be eligible to apply for a Widening Participation Bursary, which acts as a financial contribution towards living costs abroad. For further information, please contact

Listed below are the international institutions with which Loughborough University currently has University-wide exchange agreements. 

Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Curtin University of Technology is located on the west coast of Australia in the city of Perth. 

Curtin University Fact Sheet

University of Queensland, Australia

The University of Queensland, primarily located in Queensland's capital city Brisbane, is ranked as a World Top 50 university as measured by the QS World University Rankings and the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. It is considered one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions.

University of Queensland Fact Sheet

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

The University of Technology Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia in the capital of New South Wales, Sydney. 

University of Technology Sydney Fact Sheet

New Mexico State University, USA

Situated in Las Cruces, New Mexico State University (NMSU) provides undergraduate and postgraduate learning opportunities to a diverse population of students and community members across five campuses, a satellite learning centre in Albuquerque, co-operative extension offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, 12 research and science centers and through distance education. The US News and World Report ranks NMSU in the top tier among Best National Universities.

New Mexico State University Fact Sheet

Oklahoma State University, USA

Oklahoma State University is one of the most comprehensive land-grant university systems in the USA with more than 37,000 students, 7,400 employees and campuses located in Stillwater, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Okmulgee. It is a public research university, which has garnered many awards and distinctions, and is internationally renowned for its College of Engineering - particularly in the fields of architecture and mechanical engineering - and for its School of Entrepreneurship.

Oklahoma State University Fact Sheet

Purdue University, USA

Purdue University is situated in West Lafayette in the American state of Indiana. The university was ranked within the top 120 universities in the world by The Times World University Rankings 2010. 

Purdue University Fact Sheet

Kansai University, Japan

Kansai University is located in the Osaka prefecture on Honshu, Japans largest island. 

Kansai University Fact Sheet

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world's top 50, having been ranked 41st in the QS World University Rankings 2013. NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, with the student body comprising top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from more than 70 countries, the University's 3,800-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.

Nanyang Technological University Fact Sheet



School-only international exchange partners

A number of Schools/Departments have their own international exchange partners, for which the agreements are subject-specific rather than open to all students at Loughborough University.

You can use the search engine on the “Locations” web page to explore the opportunities available to you.

For further guidance on the international agreements specific to your School/Department,please contact the relevant Exchange Co-ordinator who details can be found at: