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Hello :wavey:

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.


Entry Requirements

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.

A-levels
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.

GCSEs
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.

Other Qualifications
We also accept the following qualifications:

International Baccalaureate Diploma
BTECs
Cambridge Pre-U
Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Cambridge Technicals
Access to HE Diploma
Advanced Diploma
Open University
Extended Project
Core Maths
AQA Baccalaireate
European Baccalaureate
French Baccalaureate
German Abitur
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.

More Information
You can find out everything you need to know in more detail on our general entrance requirementswebpage.


International students

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.


Mature students

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.


Deferred Entry

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.


After Applying

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.


Interviews

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.


Visit Days

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

You are still not guaranteed a place even if you meet the minimum requirements. A lot of our courses are highly competitive.


After Receiving an Offer

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.


Accommodation

Here's a link to the accommodation thread that should answer most of your questions.


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

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Hi, I'm applying for the 2018/19 session and I wanted to ask if there'd be any guarantees for me if i firmed Loughborough.
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Hi, I'm applying for the 2018/19 session and I wanted to ask if there'd be any guarantees for me if i firmed Loughborough.

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Do you mean in terms of getting a place?

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Hi strontium-

Do you mean in terms of getting a place?

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Hi strontium-

If you make Loughborough your firm choice and you register for your accommodation before end of July, we guarantee you a room in University accommodation for your first year of study.

You can have a look here on our accommodation page for more info http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...undergraduate/
Or we also have an accommodation thread running here https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4994466 which may answer some questions too.

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Hi strontium-

If you make Loughborough your firm choice and you register for your accommodation before end of July, we guarantee you a room in University accommodation for your first year of study.

You can have a look here on our accommodation page for more info http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...undergraduate/
Or we also have an accommodation thread running here https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4994466 which may answer some questions too.

Hope that helps
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You're welcome
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Hey, so I have a few questions.

I am applying to Industrial Design & Technology and User Centred Design, which both are part of the Design School if I am correct, will applying to 2 different courses put me at a disadvantage in any way?

Also, do you think its fairly early to send your applications or should I send mine once it's finished?

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Hey, so I have a few questions.

I am applying to Industrial Design & Technology and User Centred Design, which both are part of the Design School if I am correct, will applying to 2 different courses put me at a disadvantage in any way?

Also, do you think its fairly early to send your applications or should I send mine once it's finished?

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Hi Shahbaaz
No it won't disadvantage you at all applying for 2 courses as they are similarities between the 2. If you were applying for Fine Art and also Mech Engineering - they might question your commitment to the subjects - but in your case it won't make a difference.

Send your application when you're finished and really happy with it - once it's submitted you can't change it, so worth making sure your 100% happy with it. Deadline is 15th Jan 2018 - so you've got time to get it right.

There's some good advice here if you want to take a look around personal statements http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/school-...al-statements/

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Just wondering has any body else got any offers from Loughborough yet (econ w/man.)?
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Just wondering has any body else got any offers from Loughborough yet (econ w/man.)?
When did you send your app off?
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Hey,
I just received my offer to econ management yesterday!! So happy!!
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When did you send your app off?
i sent it off 13th of october if that helps
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Hey,
I just received my offer to econ management yesterday!! So happy!!
Congrats on the offer Fannusi
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So I applied for manufacturing engineering on the 25th and got the conformation email and stuff, then the day after I got a lovely email from an admissions tutor congratulating me on my ucas and personal statement; and how im "the sort of young aspiring engineer they want on their courses"- am I ment to reply?!? I don't want to seem rude or annoying!
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So I applied for manufacturing engineering on the 25th and got the conformation email and stuff, then the day after I got a lovely email from an admissions tutor congratulating me on my ucas and personal statement; and how im "the sort of young aspiring engineer they want on their courses"- am I ment to reply?!? I don't want to seem rude or annoying!


Hi Maifd

That's entirely your call as to whether you want to reply or not. It won't be seen as annoying if you did want to reply

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Hello am applying for sociology and i notice that when i wadlooking at the module structure , they had one for languages and i was just asking if that would count with my degree for example sociology and spanish
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Hello am applying for sociology and i notice that when i wadlooking at the module structure , they had one for languages and i was just asking if that would count with my degree for example sociology and spanish
Hey, I am assuming you are looking at this page http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergr...ses/sociology/ if so, no it would not mean your degree would be Sociology with Spanish, just that in your degree transcript (results) it would show up as a module you have completed.
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Hey, I am assuming you are looking at this page http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergr...ses/sociology/ if so, no it would not mean your degree would be Sociology with Spanish, just that in your degree transcript (results) it would show up as a module you have completed.
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Does anyone know how crucial the visit days are to your application? I have received my dates but they are both booked with other Uni days, and there doesn't seem to be an interview on the day or anything.

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