Here is some useful information for all prospective applicants for 2018.
It's also a thread where you can have a general chat and ask any questions you can't find the answer to.
The most common FAQs are answered in the drop downs below, so have a look there first.
There are a lot of answers on the University website
too, but feel free to ask here if you can't find what you need.
How to Apply
Applications for all undergraduate courses at Loughborough must be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
. This applies to all UK, EU and international students.
For entry in 2017, the application deadline for the majority of undergraduate courses is 15 January 2017
. Applications received after this date will only be considered if places are still available.
Loughborough’s institution name is LBRO
, and our institution code is L79
We accept a very wide range of qualifications for entry to Loughborough.
We’d advise you to check the details of the particular course you are interested in as most will specify which subjects are accepted and the grades required.
You would normally have at least three full GCE A-Levels. General Studies is not normally accepted, although there are a few courses that do.
You would also need a Grade C minimum in English and Mathematics. Some courses require a minimum of Grade B in these subjects. We also take into account your overall grade profile.
In terms of the new numerical grading in England, we will ask for a 4 as equivalent to a grade C, 6 as a grade B and 7 as a grade A.
We also accept the following qualifications:
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Access to HE Diploma
Many other international qualifications
English Language requirements
All students also need to meet the University’s English language requirements. You can find the full details here
You can find out everything you need to know in more detail on our general entrance requirements
We welcome applications from International students and we currently have over 1,000 undergraduate international students studying here. We’d advise you to check our English Language requirements
especially if English is not your first language.
If you’re 21 or over at the time your course starts you’ll be considered a mature student. You can find out more about studying here as a mature student
, including the significant financial assistance that is available to you.
Each year a number of applicants decide to take a gap year and defer entry for 12 months. In most cases, the University encourages this, providing the year is spent pursuing worthwhile activities.
Fees and Finance
All courses (including Foundation Years) charge £9,250 for UK/EU students for the 2017-18 academic year.
For international students, course fees vary depending on whether the course is Band A or Band B. For the 2017-18 academic year, Band A courses are set at £16,000; Band B courses are set at £19,900. Exact course fees can be found on the fees and finance tab of our individual course pages
We’ve put together some information on the funding available to you
including scholarships, bursaries and sponsorships which you might find helpful.
How long does it take to reply
It’s difficult to answer this as there are so many different factors. However, we do reply to everyone, so it's a case of being patient and waiting for your response.
Some courses hold interviews and some don’t, you’d need to check for your specific course. Just because you are invited to an interview it doesn’t mean you are guaranteed an offer.
If you are based in the UK you’ll normally be invited to a visit day for your school/department. You’ll get to see your school/department facilities, speak to staff and students and see the campus.
Rejected despite meeting the minimum entry requirements
After Receiving an Offer
You are still not guaranteed a place even if you meet the minimum requirements. A lot of our courses are highly competitive.
Replying to an offer
If you’re made an offer, you have to reply via UCAS Track. There are certain deadlines in place for doing this and these all depend on when UCAS receive your last decision.
For more details about how it works, you can visit the UCAS Replying to your offer
webpage which will tell you what everything means and what you need to do.
Results Day and Clearing
On results day, you’ll be informed of your results via UCAS Track. If you’ve been successful, you’ll also get an e-mail from us letting you know that you’ve got in.
If you haven’t been successful for whatever reason, there is always the option of Clearing (or Adjustment if you’ve done much better than predicted).
We can’t say what will be available for 2018 because at this stage we have no idea, but 2017 Clearing and Adjustment offered a lot of opportunities.
Hopefully all of this helps a bit towards answering some of your questions!
If there is anything else you need to know - just ask - we're always happy to help