Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

We are committed to attracting the brightest and best students regardless of background and have a generous package of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries available.

To give you an idea of what’s on offer, the table below outlines the support for new undergraduates starting at Loughborough in 2020-21. If there is a reduction in the tuition fee, the University may also reduce the value of the bursaries it awards. Therefore please check the latest information before applying.

Loughborough University financial support 2020-21

SupportWhat is it?Who's it for?How much?
Care Leaver Bursary  Cash bursary/tuition fee waivers for care leavers (total value depending on year of entry) UK/EU students* £13,500 over three years (2020 entry) or £17,100 over three years (2021 entry)
Opportunity Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for UK students from areas of low HE participation. UK students £9,000 over three years
Hardship Fund Loughborough University also offers a Hardship Fund, providing a small number of awards to current students who are experiencing severe financial hardship. UK/EU and International students Variable
International Scholarships Self-funded international students are automatically considered for this scholarship. International students 25% off first-year tuition fees
Loughborough Scholarship Programme (2020 entry) / Loughborough Universary Bursary (2021 entry) Cash bursaries and tuition fee waivers depending upon household income. Additional support is available for foundation year or extended undergraduate Master’s degree students. UK/EU students* Up to £5,400 over three years (2020 entry) or £3,600 over three years (2021 entry), plus additional for foundation or extended undergraduate master's degree students.
Mature Student Scholarship (2020 entry only) Cash bursaries and tuition fee waivers for eligible mature students depending upon household income. Additional support is available for foundation year or extended undergraduate Master’s degree students.  UK/EU students* Up to £7,500 over three years, plus additional for foundation or extended undergraduate master's degree students. 
Music Tuition and Scholarships

Subsidised music lessons and scholarships for exceptional musicians.

UK/EU and International students £200 for 8 hours music tuition. The scholarships award up to £500 each
Performance Programme Bursary Cash bursaries for athletes representing Loughborough University in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition as part of our performance programmes. UK students £1,000 paid in three equal instalments across the year (reviewed annually)
Mature Athlete Bursary Cash bursaries for mature athletes representing Loughborough University in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition. UK students £1,000 paid in three equal instalments across the year (reviewed annually)
Athlete with a Disability Bursary Cash bursaries for athletes with a disability representing Loughborough University in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition. UK students £1,000 paid in three equal instalments across the year (reviewed annually)
Sports Scholarships Supporting talented student athletes (competing to at least junior international level) with sporting and academic development. UK/EU* and International students Up to £5,000 per year,depending on sport and performance level

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. EU students are eligible for the fee waiver elements only.