In this listing, we are uncovering all the scholarships offered by Loughborough University for the academic year 2020-2021 to local students as well as international students. Loughborough University is a ranked among 10 Best universities in England with research intensity (REF, 2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
In choosing Loughborough for your course or research-based studies, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive academic support, financial support under the guidance of top academicians.
Financial Coverage and Benefits of Loughborough University Scholarships
- Each three-year studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,009 a year (2019/20 rates – stipend will rise in line with the level set by UK research councils) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.
- International students may apply for these positions, however, funding will only cover tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available – you will be responsible for your own living costs (estimated at £15,000 a year).
Following types of Loughborough University Scholarships are available for the students:
- Care Leaver Bursary
- Opportunity Scholarships
- Hardship fund award
- International Scholarships
- Loughborough University Bursary
- Mature Student Scholarship
- Music scholarship and tuition
- Sport Scholarships
- Sports Bursaries
Requirements of Loughborough University Scholarships
The entry and eligibility requirements for the scholarships of Loughborough University are mentioned using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours, and lower second-class honours and master’s or Ph.D. program standard requirements available here.
To give you an idea of what’s on offer, the table below outlines the support for new undergraduates and postgraduates starting at Loughborough University in 2020-2021.
|Loughborough University Scholarship Type||Description of Scholarship||Who can apply?||Coverage of award|
|Mature Student Scholarship*||Cash bursaries and tuition fee waivers for eligible mature students depending upon household income. Additional support is available for foundation year or extended undergraduate Master’s degree students.||UK/EU students*||Up to £7,500 over three years (+£1,000 when a placement year is completed)|
|Performance Programme Bursary||Cash bursaries for athletes representing Loughborough University in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition as part of our performance programmes.||UK students||£1,000 paid in three equal installments across the year (reviewed annually)|
|Mature Athlete Bursary*||Cash bursaries for mature athletes representing Loughborough University in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition.||UK students||£1,000 paid in three equal installments across the year (reviewed annually)|
|Care Leaver’s Bursary||In addition to the LSP, care leavers could receive a further yearly cash bursary (£1,500) and a tuition fee waiver (£3,000).||UK/EU students*||£13,500 over three years|
|Sports Scholarships||Supporting talented student-athletes (competing to at least junior international level) with sporting and academic development.||UK/EU* and International students||Between £500 and £3,500 per year, depending on sport and performance level|
|International Scholarships||Self-funded international students are automatically considered for this scholarship.||International students||25% off first-year tuition fees|
|Loughborough Scholarship Programme(LSP)||Cash bursaries and tuition fee waivers depending upon household income. Additional support is available for foundation year or extended undergraduate Master’s degree students.||UK/EU students*||Up to £5,400 over three years (+£1,000 when a placement year is completed)|
|Music Tuition and Scholarships||Subsidized music lessons and scholarships for exceptional musicians.||UK/EU and International students||£200 for 8 hours of music tuition. The scholarships award up to £500 each|
|Hardship Fund||Loughborough University also offers a Hardship Fund, providing a small number of awards to current students who are experiencing severe financial hardship.||UK/EU and International students||Variable|
|The Athlete with a Disability* Bursary||Cash bursaries for athletes with a disability representing Loughborough University in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition.||UK students||£1,000 paid in three equal installments across the year (reviewed annually)|
|Opportunity Scholarships||Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for UK students from areas of low HE participation.||UK students||£9,000 over three years|