How to apply

Applying for one of our undergraduate courses? Here’s some important information…

We know that applying to study at University can be daunting, so we have provided a quick explanation of the process along with some tips to help you.

Writing a personal statement

The personal statement is an integral part of any UCAS application and provides an opportunity to share more about yourself. We are looking for individuals with a real passion for their subject and you should work to reflect this in your statement as best you can.

What are your reasons for wanting to study on the course? What are your long-term goals? We want to know that you understand what you will be studying, and that it will be fully suited to your aspirations.

Got any hobbies or extra-curricular interests and achievements? Tell us about those too.

Use the personal statement as a chance to demonstrate independent thinking, engagement with the world in which you live and an individual perspective, with the initiative to do well at University.


Applications for our undergraduate courses are made via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). For entry requirements, UCAS codes and other key course information, please visit the relevant course page in our online prospectus. Remember to ensure that you are familiar with key UCAS dates and deadlines.

If you are in any doubt about whether to do a placement year, you advised to apply for the four year course. It is much easier to transfer from a four year course to a three year course than vice versa when dealing with your local education authority (LEA).

Visit days

If your application is successful following the above stages, you will be made an offer to study on our course. At this point you will receive an invitation to attend a visit day, where you will be able to find out more details about the course, speak to academics and current students, tour department facilities and meet other offer holders.

You'll also have the opportunity to find out more about the wider Loughborough University student experience, including accommodation, the Students' Union, student services and more.

More information

Get in touch with our friendly admissions team if you have any questions about submitting an application or replying to an offer.

Contact - Undergraduate Admissions