We are delighted that you have selected Loughborough University as your potential institution for study. Each year we welcome students who have obtained sponsorship from the government in their home country to study at postgraduate level. Below is some important information of which government sponsored students should be aware.

Prior to arrival

It is important to let us know if you are expecting a sponsor to cover the costs of your tuition fees. This is usually confirmed by your sponsor in the form of an award letter which includes the following information:

  • your name
  • sponsor's student reference number (where applicable)
  • programme of study for which you are being sponsored
  • academic year for which you are being sponsored
  • amount (in pound sterling) that the sponsor will pay
  • sponsor's name
  • address to which invoice should be sent
  • payment contact details (name, e-mail address and telephone number).

Award letters must be on letter headed paper and signed by the appropriate signatory. Please note that until an award letter has been submitted, we will consider you to be a self-funded student.

Please upload a copy of your award letter onto the application portal when you apply. This will enable us to charge your tuition fees accordingly. There are further guidelines available within the online application form.

Documents required

Upon arrival in the UK, you must ensure that you have with you the original award letter. You must submit this to the finance department after registration.

If you do not provide us with details of your sponsor during registration, or if you are assessed by a sponsor as ineligible for funding, you will become liable for payment of any fees due and will be asked to pay your fees in order to complete financial registration.