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Loughborough University is made up of staff and students from all over the world – it's part of what makes the campus so vibrant, friendly and inspiring. As an international student, moving to an overseas university is a massive step; Loughborough ensures that students are supported and welcomed every step of the way.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

2,540 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • The university offers a free pick-up service from London Heathrow Airport to campus for new international students at the start of the academic year.
  • International office staff make regular visits to countries across the world, so that students can come and meet them in person.
  • All new international, European and exchange students are invited to attend an induction and welcome meeting during the first week of the Autumn term.

English Language Requirements

  • The standard university IELTS English language requirement is 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each individual element. 
  • Some departments may require higher levels of English language, please refer to the university website for details.
  • Loughborough offers a number of pre-sessional English language programmes for students who score below this level.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students are guaranteed a room in university accommodation for the first year of study, providing they make Loughborough their firm choice and register for accommodation by the specified deadline.
  • Students will also be guaranteed a further year in university accommodation providing they apply for their accommodation before the January deadline of that year.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 16,000 16,100
Mixed - -
Laboratory 19,900 20,500
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.