How to apply

We are delighted that you are considering Loughborough University London as your postgraduate destination.

We are currently accepting applications for all our programmes. We have four intake dates for postgraduate research programmes: April, July, October and January. We currently have October starts for all of our master's programmes and January starts for some of our master's programmes. For more information about the application process for our master's programmes, please see below. For information about our PhD application process, please click here.

Access the Application Portal

Before you apply

Choose a programme and check the entry requirements

Details of taught postgraduate programmes can be found in our Institute pages. Make a note of the programme name and award (e.g. MSc) you wish to apply for and its entry requirements.

Check that you meet the English Language requirements

All international students are required to meet a minimum standard of English language ability. You can find details of the requirements and the qualifications we accept on the Loughborough University website.

Establish the costs and find out your funding options

Ensuring you have the funds to pay for your programme and living costs is important. Our fees and finance pages offer practical information to help you establish the cost of your tuition fees and living expenses, and signpost helpful resources and financial support, such as the government's new Postgraduate Support Scheme.

Discover our range of scholarship and bursary opportunities

We have a fantastic range of scholarships and bursaries worth up to 90% off tuition fees. Our scholarships and bursaries have been created to support students from all backgrounds and nationalities, so that every student can apply for at least one scholarship with us.

Your application

Is there an application deadline?

There is no official deadline for applications, but many of our programmes receive large numbers of applications and places may become full quite quickly. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out on a place.

Can I apply before completion of my first degree or English Language qualification?

There is no need for you to have completed your first degree or met the English language qualifications before you apply. Instead, on submission of your application, you will receive a conditional offer, which will depend on the completion of your degree or receipt of your English Language qualification.

I'm a resident of Nigeria. What should I do?

Please be aware that certain applications from residents of Nigeria are referred to a third party. You can find more information on the Loughborough University website.

I've completed my application. What happens next?

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an automated email response to confirm that your application has been received.

How soon can I expect a response to my application?

We try to reach a decision as soon as possible, and you can help with this by including as much information as possible with your application. We normally aim to respond to an application within three weeks.

Supporting documents

Once you have submitted your application, you will need to provide certified copies of supporting documents including:

Transcript of your current degree studies Degree certificate (if completed) English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)

If any of these documents are not in English, you will need to get them officially translated, and the translation will need to be certified.

If you applied through the on-line application portal, you can upload your documents by returning to the Application Portal and clicking 'View/Upload Documents'. You can upload your supporting documents at any time during the year.

How will I know if my application was successful?

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter. This may detail the conditions that need to be met for acceptance to a course, and will be accompanies by other information.

International applicants

Is there any additional support for International applicants?

If you are a non UK applicant, you will need to consider a few more steps before you begin your studies. The International Office is available to assist you and provide more information.

We strongly recommend you refer to their dedicated information for applicants section for advice on living, studying and working in the UK.

How do I apply for a visa?

You can find guidance on applying for a visa to study in the UK on the Loughborough University website.

Is a personal statement required?

Generally all we need is an explanation of your motivation for applying for the course and how the course relates to your career objectives. The personal statement needs to show us that you know what the programme is about and how you came to develop an interest in the programme.

A side of A4 is ideal.

Pre-sessional English language programmes

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be admitted to a pre-sessional English language programme offered by the University at our Loughborough campus.