ATAS Clearance

The UK government requires some students to obtain Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance if they are studying a a subject area considered to be 'sensitive'.

If you are not not a UK, Irish, or other exempt national and are planning to study one or more modules at master's level (Part D or Part T) in the following Departments, you will require ATAS clearance: 

  • Department of Chemical Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09
  • Department of Materials - CAH3 code: CAH10-03-02
  • Department of Physics - CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01

ATAS clearance may also be required for master's level exchange students in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.   Contact the Exchange Co-ordinator for further information.

Submitting an application

Once your place to study at Loughborough University has been confirmed subject to ATAS clearance, you should submit your application via the ATAS website.  The application is free of charge and will take at least 20 working days to be processed.  Processing times are slower between April and September so apply as soon as you can.