Support for international students

We have a team of people working on our campus to help you settle in and look after you while you are here.

We hold a Welcome Week for international students in September immediately before the start of the academic year.

This will provide information and practical advice to help you thrive during your time at Loughborough as well as the opportunity to meet new people and make friends. You can book on to as many of the activities running throughout Welcome Week as you wish.

Student Advice and Support Service

You can find practical information on visas, living in the UK and police registration on the International Student Advice and Support website. SASS also offer free, confidential, impartial and non-judgemental advice and support on many issues such as immigration, housing and money matters.  

The University’s Medical Centre provides free healthcare to all locally resident international students who stay in the UK for more than six months.

Language and study skills

If you need to improve your English language skills, develop your study skills or want an introduction to living and learning at Loughborough, the University runs special courses to help you. You will receive full details of these courses (including the application process) with your offer of a place to study at Loughborough.

Study abroad and exchanges

We offer a range of opportunities for current undergraduate students at other international universities who wish to spend either one semester – or a full academic year – at a top UK university.

Students can choose from a range of academic subjects at Loughborough and also take additional tuition to improve their English language, if required. The opportunity is open to undergraduate university students who have completed at least two years of a four-year university or college degree (or one year of a three-year degree).

International Office

The University’s International Office has a dedicated and friendly team of staff to help international students with any queries they may have. Each year members of the International Office visit different countries around the world, which may allow you to meet us directly at, for example, an education exhibition. They also support a worldwide network of overseas representatives who can guide you throughout the application process