Student Finance

University students

Your fees, Your University

What’s included in your fees, where the University’s money comes from, and what your fees help to fund.

UK/EU Tuition Fees

  2018-19 2019-20 onwards
Full-time students £9,250 £9,250 for 2019/20 (may change in future years subject to government policy)
Erasmus+/study year abroad £1,385 15% of the full-time fee
Sandwich placement year £1,800 20% of the full-time fee

What's included in your tuition fee


  • All teaching on your programme, including classes and access to online learning materials
  • Field trips and visits for compulsory modules
  • Library facilities, including books, online journals and study space
  • IT facilities including wifi, specialist software and open access IT labs
  • Organisation, invigilation and marking of exams and coursework
  • Art and design materials allowance for relevant programmes – see individual course pages for further details
  • Access to state-of-the-art lab kit and facilities

Services and Student Experience

  • Careers advice, counselling, disability support, housing and financial advice
  • Admission, registration, timetabling and liaison with financial sponsors, including loan administration
  • Graduation ceremony and guest tickets
  • Free on-campus bus travel
  • Maintenance of buildings and campus areas
  • Many on-campus sports facilities
  • Students’ Union membership
  • Some arts activities

What's not included

Not included

  • Residential accommodation
  • Field trips and visits for optional modules
  • Additional expenditure on art and design materials
  • Meals
  • Re-examination
  • Hire of graduation gown
  • Casual booking of sports facilities, gym and swimming pool membership, fitness and dance classes
  • Membership of sports clubs, societies and LSU Media
  • Parking permits

Where Loughborough's money comes from

The University's income and expenditure

The University’s income for 2017-18 £300.8 million

The University’s income for 2016-17 £300.8 million

The University’s expenditure for 2017-18 £295.5 million

The University’s expenditure for 2016-17 £280.3 million

* The University submits an Access and Participation Plan to the Office for Students (OfS) on an annual basis for approval. The document outlines the University’s commitments in terms of investment in student financial support and initiatives to widen access to higher education, enhance student success and support progression. View the University’s Access and Participation Plan.

As part of the University’s commitment to attracting talented students regardless of background, there are a number of bursaries and scholarships available.

£300.8 million Income   -   £295.5 million Expenditure   =   £5.3 million surplus not profit

Past years' surpluses have helped to fund...

£17 million state-of-the-art STEMLab suite

West Park refurbishments

Student Village development – over 600 new student bedrooms

Research and teaching equipment

6 lecture theatre and study area refurbishments

£21 million Design School

£4 million Library redevelopment

Improvements to 5 halls of residence

£5 million Holywell Fitness Centre

3 Multi-Use Games Areas and Tennis Centre refurbished

£3 million West Park Teaching Hub

New artificial 3G rugby pitch