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How can I submit an application?

If you are an overseas student (and a national of a country outside the EU) or an EU national that does not have settled status, you can complete the LSBU Online Application Form. It is very important to upload all the necessary supporting documents as they are required to process your application.

You will be able to make 1 application and choose up to 2 courses to apply to.

Alternative application systems

If your course is not listed in our LSBU Online Application System you can apply via the following national application services:

  • International undergraduate students (full-time and part-time) can apply via UCAS.

What happens next?

Once you have submitted your online application you will receive an email confirming that it has been successfully received and that your application is being checked by our International Admissions Team.

Your application will be reviewed by an International Admissions Officer and you will then receive an email stating your ID number to be used for any questions you may have about the status of your application.

Receiving a decision

The International Admissions Team will contact you once a decision has been made or if further information is required.

The decision will be made on the standard entry criteria for the course you have applied for (in accordance with our Admissions Policy) but we will also take into account your immigration history if you require a Student Sponsor visa.

Tuition Fee

These fees cover the cost of your learning experience at LSBU. If you are paying your tuition fees yourself, payment must be made when you enrol onto your course. If a sponsor is paying your fees then you need a letter of confirmation that your fees will be paid.

Programme of study Fees
Undergraduate from £15,900
Undergraduate Accelerated from £19,080
Internship Year £1,190
MSc, MA, PgDip, MBA from £16,900
MPhil, PhD from £16,900

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International students are expected to have sufficient funds to maintain themselves and pay their tuition fees in line with the Home Office Tier 4 policy requirements. Student fees and financial support for international students differ considerably from that offered to students defined as Home or EU. It is important to determine whether or not you are classed as a Home or EU student.

Entry requirements

Please, check the Country specific entry requirements page.

English requirements

International entry requirements

Exam name Undergraduate level required Postgraduate level required (except MSc with Internship)
Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) 6.0 (with no component below 5.5) 6.5 (with no component below 5.5), subject to course

Overall score: 80

Reading: 18
Listening: 17
Writing: 17
Speaking: 20

Overall score: 90

Reading: 18
Listening: 17
Writing: 17
Speaking: 20

Pearson Test of English
Academic (PTE Academic)
Overall score: 52 (minimum score required in each skill area is 51) Overall score: 60 (minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Cambridge English:

  • First
  • Advanced
  • Proficiency
Overall score: 169 (with no score below 162) Overall score: 180 (with no score below 162)

LanguageCert SELT or International ESOL (IESOL) Exam

  • B2 Communicator
  • C1 Expert
  • C2 Mastery

High Pass

Minimum score required in each skill area is 33*

(*For C2 Mastery, min score for Listening is 25)

High Pass

Minimum score required in each skill area is 33*

(*For C2 Mastery, min score for Listening is 25)

Trinity ISE Pass ISE II with ‘Distinction’ in all 4 components Pass ISE III with ‘Pass’ in all 4 components
GCSE / O-Level / IGCSE English Language (Edexcel/ Cambridge Overseas exam boards) Grade C Grade C
A Level / AS Level English Language Grade C Grade C


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London South Bank University welcomes and encourages students from all over the world to study with us. We offer a range of scholarships for our international students and some of the awards outlined below can be combined for greater discounts.

We offer a range of for our international undergraduate and postgraduate students.

International Scholarships – This year LSBU is offering scholarships and discounts to hundreds of students via our International Scholarships.

International Merit Scholarships – The International Merit Scholarships offer students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate taught programmes with outstanding academic profiles a fee reduction of up to £4,000 on each full academic year’s tuition fees for those who meet the criteria.

LSBU Loyalty Award – As part of our commitment to supporting our students’ future career success we offer postgraduate Tuition Fee discounts for LSBU graduates progressing directly onto a postgraduate course and eligible alumni.

ONCAMPUS London South Bank Merit Scholarship – LSBU is offering scholarships in the form of a 25% fee reduction to ONCAMPUS London South Bank students progressing to university degree programmes. For those who meet the criteria there will be a 25% discount for each full academic year of study. ONCAMPUS London South Bank students who do not meet the criteria will be eligible for the International Scholarships on progression to an LSBU degree programme.

External scholarships for US students

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers thousands of scholarships for students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants at their home institution. The deadline for Spring students is in early October. The deadline for Summer and Fall students is in March.

BUTEX International Scholarship – As a BUTEX affiliated university we are able to offer you the opportunity to apply for the £500 BUTEX International Scholarship. The Scholarship is open to all International (non-EU) Study Abroad students who are not funded by an ERASMUS grant. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad place here. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is mid-June every year.

Chevening Scholarships – The UK Government’s global scholarship programme is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships offer nationals from a variety of countries highly coveted opportunities to study for a Master’s degree at a UK university. They can develop their skills, create new networks, strengthen their opportunities and expand their horizons.

Foundation for Global Scholars – The Foundation for Global Scholars attempt to inspires and equip young adults to tackle global challenges through international experience, leadership skills, and cultural competence. They offer various scholarships.

Fund for Education Abroad – The Fund for Education abroad are committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality education abroad programmes. They offer many scholarships for various amounts.

Go Overseas – Each semester, Go Overseas offers scholarships to Study Abroad students based on the creativity and analytical thinking demonstrated through writing samples and/or video submissions.

Tortuga Backpacks – Tortuga Backpacks believe that students deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but appreciate that not everyone can afford to travel. Funds may be used for tuition, accommodation, books, or travel. Deadlines are in May and December.

University Language – Take a photo that captures what you learned (or want to learn) from studying abroad, write a short description of 100-200 words, and you could win a $500 college scholarship. There are various deadlines throughout the year.

US Loans

LSBU participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans). This is the main US Federal funding available to US students in the UK.

To begin the loan process, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and select London South Bank University as one of your school options. LSBU’s Direct Loan federal code is G33523 (or 03352300).

Programme eligibility for Direct Loans

Most programmes at LSBU are eligible for Direct Loans, however some are not. Ineligible programmes include:

  • All non-degree programmes
  • Distance learning programmes
  • Programmes based in the School of Health and Social Care at the Havering Campus
  • Programmes funded by the National Health Service (NHS)

In addition, students undertaking a study-abroad or work placement semester/year for any programme type are not eligible to receive US loans for this period.

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