Loughborough University

United Kingdom

Established in 1966, Loughborough University of Technology (renamed Loughborough University in 1996) is based in the town of Loughborough, which in turn is located within the city of Leicestershire in England. Its history dates back to 1901, when it was set up as the Loughborough Institute of Technology.

Loughborough University has received 7 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, and was ranked #11 of a 119 institutions in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2016 and #13 in the Sunday Times University Guide 2015. The institution was also the only university to have been voted England's Best Student Experience for six consecutive years in the Times Higher Education league table.

Subject Strengths: Sports Science, Business and Management, Hospitality & Tourism, Art & Design, Engineering, Information Services.

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Our campuses

Loughborough's campus is on a single site in Leicestershire's largest town, and spans 438 acres. The Loughborough campus is home to one of the UK's biggest independently owned Student Unions, with weekly events such as Hey Ewe and Friday Night Disco proving popular with students.

Nearby Leicester and Nottingham are also easily accessible from the university, so students who are missing city life won't have to travel too far. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1909
Student
Population
13677
Staff
Population
924
Male to Female
Ratio
62 : 38
International
Students
22%
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
Loughborough@therightu.com
Social
Strengths
Media & Communications
The Times Communication and Media Studies
United Kingdom
1st
Sports Science
QS Sports-related Subjects
United Kingdom
1st
Surveying & Planning
CUG Building
United Kingdom
1st
Accounting & Finance
Guardian Accounting and finance
United Kingdom
2nd
Materials Engineering
Guardian Engineering: materials and mineral
United Kingdom
2nd
Material Science
The Times Materials Technology
United Kingdom
3rd
Performing Arts
CUG Art & Design
United Kingdom
3rd
Product Design
CUG Art & Design
United Kingdom
3rd
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
Santander International Postgraduate Scholarship
£5000 for tuition
9 available
Undergraduate International Scholarships
Up to 25% for tuition
More than 50 available
Postgraduate Scholarships
Up to 25% for tuition
Limited quantity
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
Undergraduate International Bursary
10% for tuition
Unlimited quantity
Postgraduate Bursary
10% for tuition
Unlimited quantity
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Notable Alumni

Lord Sebastian Coe KBE Olympic Gold Medallist & Chairman of London Olympics
Seb is one of Britain's greatest athletes who won back to back Olympic gold medals in the 1500m in 1980 and 1984 In 2006, Lord Coe was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He also played a leading role in winning the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games and became the Chairman of the London Olympics Committee. Seb studied economics and social history at Loughborough University.

Lim Swee Say Singapore Cabinet Minister
Carol is an American business executive, the former president and CEO of the internet services company Yahoo!, and former chairman, president, and CEO at architectural and engineering design software company Autodesk. She completed her degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1971.

Xin Hui Aw Yong BSc Sport & Exercise Science Student
Günter is a Silesian German biologist and 1999 Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology for the discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell. He obtained a PhD in the area of cell biology from the university in 1966.
Student Life
Media
Loughborough University Overview

"A video review of Loughborough University's achievements and activities during the 2012-2013 academic year. "

Living in Loughborough

"Find out what it is like to live in Loughborough as a student, through the eyes of Eti, one of our third year students."

My Loughborough

"Loughborough students explain what the University means to them! "