Loughborough University

Loughborough is a leading UK university, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, great graduate employment prospects, and unrivalled sporting achievement. From 2015, Loughborough University has two great campuses, offering students the choice to study either in Loughborough or at our new campus in London. There are over 150 taught courses and a wide range of pioneering research opportunities available. Loughborough University is located on a superb 438 acre campus which boasts exceptional academic, recreational and sporting facilities as well as secure and comfortable student accommodation and comprehensive student support and health services.

What's more, the University scores well with students, in league tables and with experts:

  • University of the Year - WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2015
  • 2nd in Student Experience Survey 2015 - Times Higher Education
  • University of the Year for Sport – Times Good University Guide 2014
  • Top 15 in in all major UK league tables
  • Seven Queen's Anniversary Awards commend the university's research excellence
  • Britain’s top university for quality of student life – Lloyds Bank Survey 2014
  • A top 10 research university in England – Research Excellence Framework
  • Rated five stars for excellence – QS Stars University Ratings 2014

Chevening and Loughborough

Since 2008, 14 Chevening Scholars have studied at Loughborough University. This relationship was formalised in 2015 with the signing of a partnership.

Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University, says: 'We are delighted to be working in partnership with Chevening to offer these scholarships to outstanding students from Brazil. Loughborough played a significant role in the London 2012 Games: we hosted the official preparation camp headquarters for Team GB, ninety Loughborough-connected athletes competed at the Games, and sports benefitted from our pioneering research and innovation. With Rio set to host the 2016 Games, it is fitting that we are able to offer these scholarships to underline the important role that the Olympics and Paralympics play and the positive legacy that they can leave in the host countries.'

Alexander Ellis, the British Ambassador to Brazil, says: 'This scholarship provides not only an excellent opportunity for future sports leaders to study at one of the UK's best universities, but also shows Great Britain's desire to work with Brazil on the legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympics.'

Who do Loughborough support

Loughborough University welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries in any subject.

This year, Loughborough University is also generously co-funding a number of awards for applicants from Brazil who wish to study degrees in Sport Management and Sport Leadership offered by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough campus and by the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough’s London campus.

Applicants who wish to be considered for this opportunity are encouraged to select the relevant course at Loughborough as their first preference in their Chevening application.