Opportunity Scholarship

Scholarship award-holders will receive £3,000 per year for three years (excluding a placement year). These cash bursaries are funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University.

If you are an existing Loughborough University student then you are not eligible for this scholarship. Please refer to our Student Support website for financial advice and guidance.

Applying for the Opportunity Scholarship – by invite only

You will automatically receive an invitation to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship if:

  • You have applied to study at Loughborough and have received an offer from us
  • Your UCAS application shows that you have verified free school meal status

In order to be considered for this scholarship:

  • You will also need to have a current household income of less than £30,000 per year – this will be verified when you apply for your student loan and agree to your personal information being shared.  
  • You will also need to select Loughborough as your firm choice 

The scholarships are limited in number and will be awarded to those students identified as ‘in most need’ and who will benefit the greatest from the additional financial support.  The deadline for you to apply for this is 30 June 2024. 

Please note that if we are unable to offer you an opportunity scholarship and your household income is less than £25,000 per year you will automatically receive the Loughborough Bursary which is £1,200 per year of study* 

*Please note the Loughborough Bursary is not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.