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Loughborough University

Loughborough University is located in the East Midlands of England and is well known for its close-knit student community thanks to the atmosphere of the single-site campus. The University has a reputation for sporting excellence which spans across performance, facilities, expertise and working relationships. There are currently more than 18,500 students from over 140 different countries studying at Loughborough University.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Loughborough University.

  • Rankings

    Loughborough University has been named University of the Year by Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2020. This award is based on reviews and ratings made by students, meaning that student satisfaction at the university is incredibly high. In addition to this, Loughborough University is ranked 7th overall by the Complete University Guide 2022.

  • Employability

    Loughborough University is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects in the most recent results of all three major league tables in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020, Times Good University Guide 2020 and Complete University Guide 2021). Employers are impressed by the enthusiasm, energy and competitiveness Loughborough graduates demonstrate.

  • Fees

    For UK students, the tuition fees are £9,250 per year. For international students, the tuition fees range from £18,650 to £23,00 per year depending on the course. The University operates a ‘band’ system to indicate how much each individual course will cost. More information can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    Loughborough University has a generous package of undergraduate scholarship and bursaries available. This includes Care Leaver Bursaries, Opportunity Scholarships, Hardship Funds, International Scholarships and multiple Sports Scholarships.


The University has 16 undergraduate halls of residence on the campus. All of them offer a unique experience with different options to choose from included catered or self-catered and en-suite or communal bathrooms. Current students have ranked their experience in halls is residence so highly that Loughborough University is ranked in first place out of 126 UK universities. For some suggestions for private accommodation nearby, take a look at [AFS’s website](http://:

Students' Union

The Student’s Union make it their mission to make sure students enjoy the best possible experience at Loughborough. Students can get involved in anything from fundraising for their favourite charity to building a car with their mates. The Student’s Union make it their mission to make sure students enjoy the best possible experience at Loughborough.

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Famous for

Loughborough University is renowned throughout the UK for its sports provisions and is home to the largest university-based sports technology research group which is part of the Sports Technology Institute.


Loughborough University has made a strong pledge to keep sport clean and safe by delivering educational workshops to 142 first-year performance sport athletes. It continues to drive forward this key message alongside the team of UK Anti-Doping trained Educators within Loughborough Sport.

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"Loughborough’s 440 acre campus gives you everything you need for a vibrant student experience, complete with bars, shops restaurants and plenty of green spaces"

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