Deadline: June 30, 2012
Over 100 scholarships will be available in 2012/2013 to new self-financing full-time international students who are permanently resident in a country outside the European Union (EU).
These scholarships will be to the value of 25% of the programme tuition fee and that value will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account.
The Loughborough University Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and potential. Each scholarship will be of 1 year’s duration.
Selection criteria: What is outstanding academic achievement and potential?
Different Departments will have varying criteria for awarding Scholarships, however, in general we will be looking for students who have the equivalent of a UK First Class honours degree, or a very high 2:1 OR who have sufficient grades to demonstrate the potential to achieve this level. The precise grades vary from country to country, but the following is intended for general guidance:
* CGPA (cumulative grade point average) – Many countries around the world have a CGPA system scored out of 4.0. In such cases students with CGPA of over 3.3 would be encouraged to apply. Other countries (such as Nigeria and Saudi Arabia) have GPA out of 5.0. In such cases students with a GPA of 4.3 or above would be encouraged to apply.
* Percentages – The system for percentages varies greatly across the world. In Ghana around 68% would be considered excellent, whereas in China closer to 85% would be required to be regarded as a top grade. In India grades of above 75% would normally be required (and certainly a 1st Class with Distinction) – but this will vary from institution to institution. In Pakistan again over 75% would typically be required. If you are in any doubt as to whether your grades would be regarded as outstanding, please contact the International Office.
* Personal Statement / Work experience – The award may also be made to students who show outstanding achievement or potential in other areas. The personal statement is the opportunity to show that you have an exceptional background of achievement in other areas such as work or voluntary activities and for you to show that you have the potential to make an exceptional contribution to the University, and to society after you graduate.
Application Process for Postgraduate Taught applicants:
* Applicants with exceptional qualifications may be offered a scholarship with their offer of a place.
* Applicants to the following Departments will AUTOMATICALLY be considered for a scholarship – provided the initial application is complete and contains all the relevant information (degree transcripts, references etc.).
* For these Departments there is no separate scholarship application process.
Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Building Engineering, Computing Science, Design School, Economics, Geography, Information Science, Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Politics, History and International Relations, School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences, Social Sciences
* For all other Departments list below, students are invited to apply for a scholarship after an offer of a place has been made:
Business School, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The application form can be downloaded below, and should be returned (by post, fax or email) to:
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
Fax: +44 (0)1509 223971