Loughborough University

The Fulbright Loughborough University Award covers any PhD programme offered by the university.

Loughborough University consistently ranks as a top 10 UK university (The Complete University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, The Guardian University Guide 2021) which, aside from its teaching and research excellence, is driven by the University’s UK-leading student satisfaction ratings (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2006-2018).

Loughborough University offers the opportunity to study at two UK campuses in Loughborough and London, each offering something very different. Loughborough is a bustling market town located in the East Midlands, home to a stunning 440-acre single-site campus – one of the largest in the UK. London on the other hand is a global city, famous for its cosmopolitan culture and fast pace of life, with our campus based on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Although formed in 1909 as a Technical Institute, Loughborough University’s excellence in sports, both at an academic and participatory level, is internationally renowned. The University is first in the world for sport-related subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) and is home to several sporting organisations including British Athletics, British Swimming, the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sport England.

Loughborough University are proud to welcome many former NCAA and NAIA student athletes each year to study at postgraduate level. Eligibility does not exist in the UK, so student athletes can continue competing throughout their studies. Our athletes have joined us from a broad range of sports and institutions, including USC, Stanford, UCLA, Clemson and Cornell.

World-leading research takes place across all 10 academic schools at Loughborough University. We have however identified 5 “Beacons” of enduring, internationally recognised research strength:

In addition to these beacons, the University’s “Global Challenges” research combines our disciplinary strengths to develop multidisciplinary solutions for the biggest societal challenges of our time:

Grant Amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • Three years living stipend:
    • 2022-2023: £14,000
    • 2023-2024: £14,000
    • 2024-2025: £14,000

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards life in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).