Loughborough University

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)

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International Student Statistics

3,040 international students in 2017–18

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.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance