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Loughborough University and Cambridge Education Group announce new partnership to expand opportunities for international students

Loughborough University is pleased to announce a new partnership with Cambridge Education Group that will prepare ambitious students from around the world for potential progression onto Loughborough’s degree programmes.

Loughborough will join Cambridge Education Group’s ONCAMPUS portfolio, which has partnerships with 22 leading universities across mainland UK, Europe and the U.S. The ONCAMPUS scheme will involve the creation of a dedicated education centre based on the Loughborough University campus to provide an outstanding start for international students who have ambitions to progress onto a wide range of programmes at the world-class university. 

Loughborough University has been consistently ranked in the top ten of UK universities in The Complete University Guide 2017-23 and has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has an international reputation for outstanding teaching, excellent student experience, and research and innovation that have a global impact.

Loughborough also has an unrivalled reputation for achievement in sport and its underpinning academic subjects, having been ranked the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, for the sixth year running.

With almost 19,500 students from more than 100 countries, Loughborough offers an unrivalled student experience on its single-site, community-based campus. The University is located just under 30 minutes from Leicester and Nottingham and within an hour of Sheffield and is an exceptionally friendly and welcoming place for international students to study in the UK. 

Professor Nick Jennings, Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University, said:  

“The partnership with Cambridge Education Group is an exciting development in Loughborough’s internationalisation plan. Expanding the international diversity of our University community and offering a more culturally enriching experience for all our students and staff are key aims of our strategic plan. The partnership with Cambridge Education Group will enable us to take a significant step forward in that ambition, and also help us to grow our global reputation.”

Brendan Webb, CEO, Commercial, of Cambridge Education Group said: “Partnering with Loughborough University will provide international students access to a world-class university. Loughborough’s reputation for exceptional teaching and an ambitious and inclusive student experience will advantage students in a competitive global job market.  

We are proud to support international students to develop their academic and professional skills in a modern, research-driven University and look forward to welcoming our first cohort in September 2023.” 

International students will have the opportunity to study a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Loughborough University through pathways at ONCAMPUS. The first students will be welcomed to Loughborough from September 2023.