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Afghanistan

Foundation entry requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Baccalauria / Baccalaureate Certificate at Credit Grade Standard
  • Vocational / Technical Baccalauria
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this, see our undergraduate or postgraduate sections.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Technical Certificate (awarded by a Technicum), which may need to be in a subject relevant to the course you are applying for
  • Bachelor degree / Licence. Applicants with this qualification may be able to apply for entry to year 2 of an undergraduate course, or to a top-up degree; this will be at the discretion of the course director
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates or if it is lower see the information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate entry requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Master’s Degree
  • A first-class Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree from Kabul University will be accepted (for some courses)
  • Taught Masters Degree minimum of two years at First Class level 60% plus
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Please note: three years of managerial experience is required for the MBA

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates or the information for foundation courses.

Albania

Foundation course requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU, you will need one of the following:

  • Dëftesë Pjekurie (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)(including: English Language and Maths subjects)

If your qualification is higher than this, see our undergraduate section below.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU, you need to have one of the following:

  • Diplome e Matures Shteteroe (Diploma of State Matura) – if you achieved an overall score of below 7 in your diploma, you will be considered for a foundation course.
  • Suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate, (24 Points or above)
  • A Levels (Cambridge Overseas) at a suitable level
  • Successfully completed Year one of a suitable Bachelor Degree from a recognised university in Albania. A good GPA is required
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare / Bachelor (First Level (University) Diploma / Bachelor degree) with a minimum score of 6.5/10 (private universities) and 5.5/10 (public universities)
  • English Language: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates or foundation courses, above.

Algeria

If you have a question about your academic eligibility, please get in touch. It would be great if the link to the detailed English Language requirements is also posted alongside the IELTS requirements.

Angola

Foundation course requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Habilitacao Literarias) with at least 5 Credit Passes
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate or postgraduate sections.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 Points
  • A Levels
  • Pre-University Certificate
  • Bacharel
  • National Diploma in a suitable subject
  • Higher National Diploma in a suitable subject
  • completion of Year 1 of a suitable degree from a recognised University in Angola. A good GPA is required.
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates or if it is lower than this please see the information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate course requirements

Taught postgraduate entry

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Licenciado
  • Doctorate
  • Taught Masters Degree minimum of 2 years at First Class level 60% plus
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this level please see the information for undergraduates or the information for foundation courses.

Argentina

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Australia

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Year 12 Certificate when 120 points have been accrued completing three major T courses and one minor T course
    (pre 1998) Tertiary Entrance Statement with a satisfactory result
    (post 1998) University Admissions Index with a satisfactory result

New South Wales

  • Higher School Certificate with a satisfactory result
  • (pre 1998) Tertiary Entrance Rank with a satisfactory result
  • (post 1998) University Admissions Index with a satisfactory result

Northern Territory

  • (pre 1995) South Australian Certificate of Education with a satisfactory result
  • (post 1995) Northern Territory Certificate of Education with at least a C or 11/20

Queensland

  • an Overall Position between 1 and 21 with a Tertiary Entrance Statement between 1 and 10
  • Queensland Senior Certificate (when considered with the TER and OP as above)

South Australia

  • (pre 1993) Year 12 Certificate of Achievement with a minimum of a C or 11/20 
  • (post 1993) South Australian Certificate of Education with a minimum of a C or 11/20
  • Tertiary Entrance Rank with a satisfactory result

Tasmania

  • (pre 1990) Higher School Certificate with a satisfactory result
  • (post 1990) Tasmanian Certificate of Education with a minimum of 8/20
  • Tertiary Entrance Rank with a satisfactory result

Victoria

  • (pre 1993) Tertiary Entrance Score with a satisfactory result
  • (post 1992) Victorian Certificate of Education – minimum of 5 acceptable unit 3 and unit 4 subjects with at least B in three and C in two, in conjunction with the Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) score
  • Victorian ENTER satisfactory score

Western Australia

  • (post 1998) Tertiary Entrance Rank with a satisfactory result
  • Tertiary Entrance Score with a satisfactory result
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education with a minimum of a C, Sound Achievement

If your qualification is higher than this, see our information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree (Hons) with a minimum of a Credit result or a Second Class Lower Division

Bachelor degrees which are not Honours degrees will be considered on an individual basis.

If your qualification is lower than this level please see the information for undergraduates.

Austria

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Austrian Equivalent
AAB Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 2
ABB Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 2
BBB Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 2.5
BBC Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 2.5
BCC Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 3
CCC Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 3
CCD Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 3.5
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Austrian Equivalent
HND Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 3.75
Foundation / Extended Degree Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with an overall average grade of 4

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Austrian Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Austrian university, minimum mark of 1.5
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Austrian university, minimum mark of 2.5
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Austrian university, minimum mark of 3.5
Bahrain

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Bangladesh

Foundation entry

  • Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (score below 80%/CGPA 4.5/5.0)
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate

Undergraduate entry

  • Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate : 80%/CGPA 4.5/5.0 or higher
  • 3 passes at GCE A Level (required grades dependant on LSBU course applied for)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points or higher
  • Accredited UK Foundation programme: minimum 55-60% or higher
  • Accredited UK National Diploma (Upper or Lower Credit)

Possible advanced entry or top-up

  • Accredited UK Higher National Diploma (Possible second year or top-up entry): Upper or Lower Credit

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects at HSC/Level/IB etc. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Postgraduate entry

  • 4-5 year Honours Degree from a recognised university in Bangladesh: CGPA 2.4 – 2.8 out of 4.0 or higher (depending on the institution and LSBU course applied for)
  • 2 year Honours Degree + 2 year Masters Degree from a recognised university in Bangladesh: CGPA 2.4 – 2.8 out of 4.0 or higher (depending on the institution and LSBU course applied for)
  • Honours Degree from a recognised international university: equivalent to UK Bachelor Degree Second Class Honours or higher

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects for the first degree. A small number of LSBU courses also require relevant work experience.

Barbados

Foundation year requirements

To apply for an foundation course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (grades 1-3)

If your qualification is higher than this, see our information for undergraduates or postgraduates.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:

  • University Foundation Course
  • International Baccalaureate
  • A Levels
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

If your qualification is higher than this, level please see the information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for an postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree

Please note: three years of managerial experience is required for the MBA.

If your qualification is lower than this level, please see the information for undergraduates.

Belgium

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Belgium Equivalent
AAB Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 15 / 75%
ABB Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 70%
BBB Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 70%
BBC Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 65%
BCC Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 65%
CCC Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 60%
CCD Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 60%
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Belgium Equivalent
HND Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 10 / 50%
Foundation / Extended Degree Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts with an overall average score of at least 10 / 50%

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Belgium Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Belgium university, minimum mark of 70% or 14/20
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Belgium university, minimum mark of 65% or 13/20
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Belgium university, minimum mark of 60% or 12/20
Botswana

Foundation course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate grades one to six
  • Completed part one, year one of a degree
  • English requirements that are as follows: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • passed part one, years one and two of a degree at the University of Botswana
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Year two undergraduate entry:

If you have completed three years of a relevant degree you may be considered for a year two entry.

If your qualification is higher than this level please see the information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
  • a completed Bachelor Degree and Master Degree at the University of Botswana
  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this level please see the information for undergraduates.

Brazil

Foundation course requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need one of the following:

  • Certificado de Ensino Medio

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate section on this page.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate (24 Points or above)
  • A Levels (Cambridge Overseas) at a suitable level
  • Successfully completed One Year of university studies at a recognised Brazilian Institution.

Year 2 Undergraduate Entry

You will need to hold one of the following:

  • Nivel Technologica (Post 1996 reform). This qualification will not guarantee admission onto Year 2, but will be considered on an individual basis
  • Two years of a relevant Bachelors Degree from a recognised Institution in Brazil. Good grades are required, and units should be a good match for the LSBU course applied for

If your qualification is higher than this see information for postgraduates or if it is lower information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate Course Requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree (four or five years) in a suitable subject from a recognised Institution in Brazil. The majority of courses require a minimum pass grade of 60%.

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates or the information for foundation courses.

Brunei

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Bulgaria

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Bulgaria Equivalent
AAB Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 5.2
ABB Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 5.0
BBB Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 4.8
BBC Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 4.6
BCC Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 4.6
CCC Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 4.4
CCD Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 4.2
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Bulgaria Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 3.6 – 4.0
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Successfully complete Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum GPA of 3.2

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Bulgaria Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Bulgarian university, minimum mark of 5
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Bulgarian university, minimum mark of 4.5
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Bulgarian university, minimum mark of 4
Cambodia

Foundation course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have:

  • English requirements are as follows: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

Please contact the International Admissions Office for guidance on acceptable qualifications.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • English requirements are as follows: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Please contact the International Admissions Office for guidance on acceptable qualifications.

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have:

  • English requirements are as follows: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Please contact the International Admissions Office for guidance on acceptable qualifications.

If your qualification is lower than this level please see the information for undergraduates.

Cameroon

Foundation course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Baccalauréat
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for undergraduates or postgraduates.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 Points
  • Cameroon A Levels
  • A Levels (Cambridge Overseas)
  • Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales
  • National Diploma in a suitable subject
  • Higher National Diploma in a suitable subject
  • completion of Year 1 of a suitable degree from a recognised University in Cameroon. A good GPA is required
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Licence (Bachelor degree)
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Professionnelles Approfondies
  • Diplôme d’Ingénieur
  • Maîtrise (Masters degree)
  • Doctorat du Troisième Cycle / Doctorat
  • English language requirements are one of the following: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this level please see the information for undergraduates.

Canada

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Chile

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

China

Foundation course requirements

To apply for our International Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 3 with 60% average / Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 2 with 70% average
  • Minimum English language requirements are as follows: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent, with no single element less than 4.0

Please contact the International Admissions Office for guidance on acceptable qualifications.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a minimum of 70-80% (course specific requirements may apply)
  • Chinese University / College Entrance Examination (‘Gaokao’) with a minimum of 350-400 in relevant subjects
  • Vocational College Diploma (‘Gaozhi’) diploma with average marks of 70% minimum
  • suitable UK Foundation course with a minimum of 60%
  • minimum English language requirements are as follows: IELTS 6.0 with all skills at 5.5 or above

To apply for our undergraduate top-up programmes at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • three-year HND (SQA) with a minimum of B
  • three-year undergraduate graduation certificate (‘Zhuanke’ or ‘Dazhuan’ level)
  • undergraduate graduation certificate awarded without Honours / assessed dissertation
  • minimum English language requirements are as follows: IELTS 6.0 with all skills at 5.5 or above

If your qualification is at a higher level than the above see our information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate taught course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • three-year Bachelor Degree from a UK institution
  • four-year Bachelor Degree from a Chinese university with good grades
  • Postgraduate Diploma from a UK institution with a minimum of 50%
  • minimum English language requirements are as follows: IELTS 6.5 with all skills at 5.5 or above
Colombia

Foundation course requirements

To be eligible to apply for a foundation course at LSBU you will required to hold one of the following:

  • Titulo de Bachiller Academico (65/100 or 6.5/10)

Undergraduate Entry

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Técnico en…(2½ year) pass
  • Successful completion of 1 year of university at a recognised institution in Colombia
  • Tecnólogo Especializado en…(3 year) (Possible second year entry)

Postgraduate Entry

To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Licenciado / Professional title (4 years or more) with GPA 3.6/5
  • Diploma de Especialización (Diploma of Specialisation) with GPA 3.6/5
Croatia

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Croatian Equivalent
AAB Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 4.2
ABB Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 4.0
BBB Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 3.8
BBC Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 3.6
BCC Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 3.4
CCC Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 3.2
CCD Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 3.0
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Croatia Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 2.6
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Students who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) with an average grade 2.0

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Croatian Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Croatian university, minimum mark of 4
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Croatian university, minimum mark of 3.5
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Croatian university, minimum mark of 3
Cyprus

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Cypriot Equivalent
AAB Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 17.5 plus 17.5 in specified ‘directional’ (Kathefthinis) subjects
ABB Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 17 plus 17 in specified ‘directional’ (Kathefthinis) subjects
BBB Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 16.5 plus 16.5 in specified ‘directional’ (Kathefthinis) subjects
BBC Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 16 plus 16 in specified ‘directional’ (Kathefthinis) subjects
BCC Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 15.5 plus 15.5 in specified ‘directional’ (Kathefthinis) subjects
CCC Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 15 plus 15 in specified ‘directional’ (Kathefthinis) subjects
CCD Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 14.5 plus 14.5 in specified ‘directional’ (Kathefthinis) subjects
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Cypriot Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 13 – 14
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Cypriot Apolytirio / Greek Apolytirio of Lykeio with a minimum average of 10 – 13.5

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Cypriot Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Cypriot university, minimum mark of 8
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Cypriot university, minimum mark of 7
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Cypriot university, minimum mark of 6
Czech Republic

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Czech Republic Equivalent
AAB Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 2 or higher
ABB Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 2 or higher
BBB Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 2.5 or higher
BBC Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 2.5 or higher
BCC Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 2.75 or higher
CCC Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 3 or higher
CCD Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 3 or higher
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Czech Republic Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 3.75 or higher
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Students who have a Maturitni Zkouska / Vysvedceni o Matuitni Zkousce with a grade 4 or higher

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Czech Republic Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Czech university, minimum mark of A (1.0)
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Czech university, minimum mark of B (1.5)
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Czech university, minimum mark of C (2.0)

D – F

Denmark

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Denmark Equivalent
AAB Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, with an average grade 7
ABB Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, with an average grade 6
BBB Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, with an average grade 6
BBC Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, with an average grade 5
BCC Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, with an average grade 5
CCC Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, with an average grade 4
CCD Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, with an average grade 4
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Denmark Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, average grade 2
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Studentereksamen/HF/ HHX/ HTX, average grade 2

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Denmark Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Danish university, minimum mark of 10
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Danish university, minimum mark of 7
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Danish university, minimum mark of 4
Dominican Republic

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Egypt

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Estonia

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Estonia Equivalent
AAB Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 4.5, with 70% in 3 state exams
ABB Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 4.0, with 70% in 3 state exams
BB Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 4.0, with 65% in 3 state exams
BBC Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 4.0, with 65% in 3 state exams
BCC Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 4.0, with 60% in 3 state exams
CCC Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 3.5, with 60% in 3 state exams
CCD Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 3.5, with 60% in 3 state exams
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Estonia Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus  (Secondary School Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 3.0, with 50% in 3 state exams
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus  (Secondary School Certificate) & Riigieksamid (State Examinations) with a score of 3.0, with 50% in 3 state exams

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Estonia Equivalent 
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Estonian university, minimum mark of 5
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Estonian university, minimum mark of 3.5
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Estonian university, minimum mark of 2.5
Ethiopia

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Finland

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Finland Equivalent
AAB Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grades 6, 5, 5, 4 in best four subjects
ABB Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grades 6, 5, 4, 4 in best four subjects
BBB Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grades 5, 5, 5, 4 in best four subjects
BBC Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grades 5, 5, 4, 4 in best four subjects
BCC Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grades 5, 4, 4, 4 in best four subjects
CCC Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grades 4, 4, 4, 4 in best four subjects
CCD Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grades 4, 4, 3, 3 in best four subjects
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Finland Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grades 2 to 3 in best four subjects
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Matriculation Examination (Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen) with grade 2 in best four subjects

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Finland Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Finnish university, minimum mark of 4 (1-5 scale) or 3 (1-3 scale)
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Finnish university, minimum mark of 3 (1-5 scale) or 2 (1-3 scale)
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Finnish university, minimum mark of 2 (1-5 scale) or 1 (1-3 scale)
France

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level French Equivalent
AAB Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 14; pass OIB with an overall average of 13
ABB Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 13; pass OIB with an overall average of 12
BBB Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 13; pass OIB with an overall average of 12
BBC Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 12; pass OIB with an overall average of 11
BCC Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 12; pass OIB with an overall average of 11
CCC Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 11; pass OIB with an overall average of 11
CCD Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 11; pass OIB with an overall average of 11
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree French Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 10; pass OIB with an overall average of 10
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Baccalaureate with an overall average of 10; pass OIB with an overall average of 10

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level French Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a French university, minimum mark of très bien / 13
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a French university, minimum mark of bien / 11.5
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a French university, minimum mark of assez bien / 11

G – I

Gambia

Foundation course requirements

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate (including: English Language and Maths)
  • English requirements: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for undergraduates or postgraduates.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • a suitable UK foundation course (60% minimum)
  • GCE A’ Level (West African Examinations Council)
  • Bachelor Degree from the University of Gambia
  • Higher Diploma from a gambian college for a possible Year one entry
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • UK British Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum grade of 2.2. You may need a 2.1 grade for some course
  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this level please see the information for undergraduates.

Georgia

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Germany

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level German Equivalent
AAB Pass Abitur with a GPA of 1.8
ABB Pass Abitur with a GPA of 2
BBB Pass Abitur with a GPA of 2.2
BBC Pass Abitur with a GPA of 2.4
BCC Pass Abitur with a GPA of 2.4
CCC Pass Abitur with a GPA of 2.6
CCD Pass Abitur with a GPA of 2.8
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree German Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Abitur with a GPA of 4.0 – 3.0
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Abitur with a GPA of 4.0

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level German Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a German university, minimum mark 2.5
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a German university, minimum mark 3
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a German university, minimum mark 3.5

Study Abroad entry requirements

UK Entry Level German equivalent  
LSBU UG programmes Currently studying at a university on a UG course
OR
Direct from high school (not currently on a UG course at university)

minimum 4.0

minimum 4.0

LSBU PG programmes Currently studying at university on a PG course minimum 4.0
Ghana

Foundation course requirements

  • West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) with C6 or above in at least 5-6 subjects (including: English Language and Maths)
  • English requirements are as follows: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for undergraduates or postgraduates.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • a suitable UK foundation course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate, (24 Points or above)
  • A Level (Cambridge Overseas) at a suitable level
  • a national diploma (in a suitable subject), lower or upper credit required depending on course applied for
  • Higher National Diploma with lower credit or upper credit depending on LSBU course applied for.
  • completed Year one (Level 100) of a relevant Bachelors Degree from a recognised university in Ghana. Marks/GPA should be at a suitable level.
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Year two undergraduate entry

  • HND with lower or upper credit depending on course applied for
  • successfully completed year one and two (Level 100 and Level 200) of a relevant Bachelors Degree from a recognised university in Ghana. Marks/GPA should be at a suitable level and
    the subjects must be a good match to the LSBU degree programme applied for.
  • English requirements are as follows: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this level please see the information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have the following:

  • Bachelors Degree four or five years in a suitable subject from a recognised university in Ghana. The majority of courses require a minimum grade of Second Class Honours Lower Division.
  • English requirements are as follows: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates.

Greece

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Greek Equivalent
AAB Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 17.5 plus 18.0 in specified ‘directional’ (Katefthinis) subjects
ABB Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 17.0 plus 17.0 in specified ‘directional’ (Katefthinis) subjects
BBB Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 16.5 plus 16.5 in specified ‘directional’ (Katefthinis) subjects
BBC Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 16.0 plus 16.0 in specified ‘directional’ (Katefthinis) subjects
BCC Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 15.5 plus 15.5 in specified ‘directional’ (Katefthinis) subjects
CCC Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 15.0 plus 15.0 in specified ‘directional’ (Katefthinis) subjects
CCD Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 14.5 plus 14.5 in specified ‘directional’ (Katefthinis) subjects
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Greek Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 13.5 – 15
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Apolytirio with an overall average of 13

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Greek Equivalent
1st Class (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Greek university, minimum mark of 7
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Greek university, minimum mark of 6.5
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Greek university, minimum mark of 6
Hong Kong

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Hungary

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Hungarian Equivalent
AAB Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects to include 5, 5, 4 including one advanced subject
ABB Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects to include 5, 4, 4 including one advanced subject
BBB Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects to include 4, 4, 4 including one advanced subject
BBC Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects to include 4, 4, 3 including one advanced subject
BCC Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects to include 4, 3, 3 including one advanced subject
CCC Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects to include 3, 3, 3 including one advanced subject
CCD Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects to include 3, 3, 2 including one advanced subject
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Hungarian Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects with an average of 2 – 2.5 including one subject at Advanced Level
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Erettsegi in 5 subjects with an average of 2 including one subject at Advanced Level

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Hungarian Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Hungarian university, minimum mark of 4
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Hungarian university, minimum mark of 3.8
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Hungarian university, minimum mark of 3.5
India

Foundation entry:

  • Indian Standard XII: average of 50-55%
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate

Undergraduate entry:

  • Indian Standard XII: minimum average of 55-65% or higher (depending on exam board and LSBU course applied for)
  • 3 passes at GCE A Level (required grades dependant on LSBU course applied for)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points or higher
  • Accredited UK Foundation programme: minimum 55-60% or higher
  • Accredited Polytechnic/College Diploma (2 – 3 years duration) 58% or higher

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects at Standard XII/A Level/IB etc. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Postgraduate entry:

  • Honours Degree from a prestigious Indian university: 53-55% or higher
  • Honours Degree from a recognised Indian university: 55% or higher
  • Honours Degree from a recognised international university: equivalent to UK Bachelor Degree Second Class Honours or higher

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects for the first degree. A small number of LSBU courses also require relevant work experience. See individual course entry requirements for details.

English Language:

In addition to the standard LSBU English language requirements we also accept the following from Indian students applying for Bachelor Degree or Taught Masters level entry:

Additional English language qualifications
Qualification Bachelor Degree entry Postgraduate entry
Indian Standard XII English – ICSE, CBSE and Maharashtra exam boards Students with high grades in English at Standard XIIth will be considered (please contact us for details) Students with high grades in English at Standard XIIth will be considered (please contact us for details)
Indian Standard XII English – all other State Exam Boards Students with high grades in English at Standard XIIth will be considered (please contact us for details) Students with high grades in English at Standard XIIth will be considered (please contact us for details)
Indonesia

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Iran

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Iraq

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Ireland

Undergraduate entry requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher) Irish Leaving Certificate (Ordinary) UCAS Tariff Points
H1 (A1)   36
H2 (A2, B1)   30
H3 (B2, B3)   24
H4 (C1, C2)   18
H5 (C3, D1) O1 (A1) 12
  O2 (A2, B1) 10
H6 (D2, D3)   9
  O3 (B2, B3) 8
  O4 (C1, C2) 6

N.B. In A-levels: ABB = 128 points, BBB = 120 points, BBC = 112 points, BCC = 104 points, CCC = 96 points, CCD = 88 points.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Irish Equivalent 
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Irish university with first class honours
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Irish university with second class honours, grade 1
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Irish university with second class honours, grade 2
Italy

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Italian Equivalent
AAB Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 80%
ABB Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 78%
BBB Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 76%
BBC Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 74%
BCC Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 72%
CCC Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 70%
CCD Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 65%
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Italian Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 60 – 64%
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Diploma di Esamo di Stato with minimum overall average 60%

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Italian Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Italian university, minimum mark of 105
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Italian university, minimum mark of 100
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of an Italian university, minimum mark of 94

J – L

Jamaica

Foundation year requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need to have:

  • Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (grades one to three)

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for undergraduates or postgraduates.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • University Foundation Course
  • International Baccalaureate
  • A Levels
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • a Bachelor degree

If your qualification is lower than this level please see the information for undergraduates.

Japan

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Jordan

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Kazakhstan

Foundation course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with a grade of 4 or higher
  • English language requirements: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see your information for postgraduates.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education and successful completion of a recognised UK foundation programme.
  • Successful completion of one year of university at a recognised institution in Kazakhstan
  • Bakalavr (since 1991). Applicants with this qualification may be able to apply for entry to year two of an undergraduate course, or to a top-up degree; this will be at the discretion of the Course Director
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

Taught Postgraduate Entry:

  • Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991)
  • Magister (since 1991)
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates.

Kenya

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Kuwait

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Latvia

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Latvian Equivalent
AAB Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 8 (B) in at least 12 subjects
ABB Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 8 (B) in at least 12 subjects
BBB Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 7.5 (C) in at least 12 subjects
BBC Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 7.5 (C) in at least 12 subjects
BCC Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 7 (C) in at least 12 subjects
CCC Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 7 (C) in at least 12 subjects
CCD Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 6 (C) in at least 12 subjects
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Latvian Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 4.5 – 5.5 (D) in at least 12 subjects
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (General Secondary Education Certificate), average grade 4.5 (D) in at least 12 subjects

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Latvian Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Latvian university, minimum mark of 8
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Latvian university, minimum mark of 7
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Latvian university, minimum mark of 6
Lebanon

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Libya

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Lithuania

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Lithuanian Equivalent
AAB Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 8.5
ABB Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 8.5
BBB Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 8.0
BBC Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 8.0
BCC Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 7.5
CCC Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 7.5
CCD Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 7.0
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Lithuanian Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 5.0 – 6.0
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Brandos Atestatas with an overall grade of 5.0

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Lithuanian Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Lithuanian university, minimum mark of 9
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Lithuanian university, minimum mark of 8
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Lithuanian university, minimum mark of 7
Luxembourg

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Luxembourg Equivalent
AAB Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 46 or higher
ABB Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 44 or higher
BBB Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 42 or higher
BBC Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 40 or higher
BCC Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 38 or higher
CCC Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 36 or higher
CCD Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 35 or higher
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Luxembourg Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 30 – 34 or higher
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum of 30 or higher

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Luxembourg Equivalent 
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Luxembourg university, minimum mark of 17
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Luxembourg university, minimum mark of 16
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Luxembourg university, minimum mark of 14

M – O

Malaysia

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Malta

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Maltese Equivalent
AAB Matriculation Certificate, AA in two advanced subjects (B average 3 intermediate subjects)
ABB Matriculation Certificate, AB in two advanced subjects (B average 3 intermediate subjects)
BBB Matriculation Certificate, BB in two advanced subjects (B average 3 intermediate subjects)
BBC Matriculation Certificate, BC in two advanced subjects (C average 3 intermediate subjects)
BCC Matriculation Certificate, CC in two advanced subjects (C average 3 intermediate subjects)
CCC Matriculation Certificate, CD in two advanced subjects (C average 3 intermediate subjects)
CCD Matriculation Certificate, DD in two advanced subjects (C average 3 intermediate subjects)
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Maltese Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Matriculation Certificate, DE in two advanced subjects (D average 3 intermediate subjects)
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Matriculation Certificate, EE in two advanced subjects (E average 3 intermediate subjects)

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Maltese Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Maltese university, minimum mark of a 1st
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Maltese university, minimum mark of a 2:1
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Maltese university, minimum mark of a 2:2 (60%)
Mauritius

Foundation Course Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a foundation course at LSBU you will required to hold one of the following:

  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with marks below the entry criteria for direct entry to a degree programme
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate
  • one of the following English language requirements, Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC): English Grade C, IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate or postgraduate sections on this page.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 Points
  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)
  • Ordinary Technician Diploma: Lower or Upper Credit depending on course applied for
  • National Diploma – in a suitable subject: Lower or Upper Credit depending on course applied for
  • Higher National Diploma in a subject not directly related to an LSBU degree course or students may be considered for Yr 1 entry only. Will need Lower Credit or Upper Credit depending on LSBU course applied for.
  • English language requirements are one of the following: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC): English Grade C (with good Oral mark), IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Year 2: Undergraduate Entry

  • completed Year 1 of a relevant Mauritian Bachelor Degree. A GPA at Second Class Lower or above is required with modules covering appropriate subjects.
  • Higher Technician Diploma at Lower Credit or Upper Credit depending on the LSBU course applied for.
  • Diploma (2 Years) from the University of Mauritius. This must be in a relevant subject with good grades.
  • Higher National Diploma at Lower Credit or Upper Credit depending on the LSBU course applied for.
  • one of the following English language requirements: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC): English Grade C (with good Oral mark), IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates or if it is lower than this please see the information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate Course Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a taught postgraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree of Arts or Science (3 years) at Second Class Lower or above. A Second Class Upper is required for some courses.
  • Bachelor Degree of Technology or Engineering (4 years) at Second Class Lower or above. A Second Class Upper is required for some courses.
  • English language requirements are one of the following: Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC): English Grade C (with good Oral mark), IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates or the information for foundation courses.

Mexico

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Mongolia

We accept a range of English language qualifications. Please contact the international office for further details.

Morocco

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Myanmar

Foundation course requirements:

  • Higher Secondary X/Matriculation Examination: 60% or higher
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate

Undergraduate course requirements:

  • Associate Diploma (2-3 years) from a recognised institution: credit pass in a relevant subject
  • 3 passes at GCE A Level: minimum grades depend on LSBU course applied for
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Accredited UK Foundation programme: 55-60% or higher
  • Accredited UK National Diploma: Upper or Lower Credit

Possible advanced entry or top-up:

  • Accredited UK Higher National Diploma (Possible second year or top-up entry): Upper or Lower Credit

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Postgraduate course requirements:

  • Bachelor Honours Degree (4 years): graduates with high grades will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Bachelor Honours Degree (5 years): 60% or higher
  • Bachelor Honours Degree + Taught Master Degree: 60% in each qualification
  • Honours Degree from a recognised international university: equivalent to UK Bachelor Degree Second Class Honours or higher

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects for the first degree. A small number of LSBU courses also require relevant work experience. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Nepal

Foundation entry

  • Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate: score below 60%
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate

Undergraduate entry

  • Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate: 60% or higher
  • 3 passes at GCE A Level: minimum grades depend on LSBU course applied for
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points or higher
  • Accredited UK Foundation programme: 55-60% or higher
  • Accredited UK National Diploma: Upper or Lower Credit
  • Diploma from Tribhuvan University of 3 years duration: 50% or higher

Possible advanced entry or top-up

  • Accredited UK Higher National Diploma (Possible second year or top-up entry): Upper or Lower Credit

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects at HSEC/A Level/IB etc. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Postgraduate entry

  • 3-4 years Honours Degree from a recognised university in Nepal: 60% or higher depending on university and course applied for
  • Honours Degree from a recognised international university: equivalent to UK Bachelor Degree Second Class Honours or higher

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects for the first degree. A small number of LSBU courses also require relevant work experience. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Netherlands

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Dutch Equivalent
AAB Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 7.4
ABB Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 7
BBB Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 6.8
BBC Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 6.6
BCC Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 6.4
CCC Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 6.4
CCD Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 6.2
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Dutch Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 6
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B), at least grade 6

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Dutch Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Dutch university, minimum mark of 8
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Dutch university, minimum mark of 7
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Dutch university, minimum mark of 6
New Zealand

Undergraduate Course Requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following School and/or Post School qualifications:

  • (Pre 1990) New Zealand Scholarship with a minimum of 4
  • University Entrance Certificate with a New Zealand Bursary with a minimum score of 257
  • University Entrance Certificate with National Certificate in Educational Achievement with a minimum of Level 3 (80 credits)
  • National Certificate/Diploma Level 4
  • National Diploma Level 5
  • National Diploma Level 6 may be considered for year two entry
  • New Zealand Technician’s Certificate

If you’re applying with Post School qualifications your previous study must be relevant to the LSBU course you’ve applied for.

Postgraduate Course Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to hold a Bachelor Degree (Hons) with a minimum of a C+. Ordinary Bachelor Degrees, Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas will be considered on an individual basis.

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduate or foundation courses.

Nigeria

Foundation course requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need one of the following:

  • West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WAEC) with C6 or above in at least 5-6 subjects (including: English Language and Maths)
  • English requirements: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent or a West African Senior School Certificate in English Language grade C6 or above.

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate section on this page.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • A Levels (Cambridge Overseas) at a suitable level
  • National Diploma in a suitable subject, with Lower or Upper Credit depending on course applied for
  • Higher National Diploma in a suitable subject with Lower Credit or Upper Credit depending on LSBU course applied for
  • successfully completed Year one (Level 100) of a suitable Bachelor Degree from a recognised university in Nigeria. A good GPA is required
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent or West African Senior School Certificate in English Language C6 or above (WAEC or NECO).

Year 2 Undergraduate Entry

You will need to hold one of the following:

  • HND in a suitable subject with Lower or Upper Credit depending on course applied for
    successfully completed Year 1 & 2 (Level 100 and Level 200) of a relevant Bachelor’s Degree from
  • a recognised university in Nigeria. A good GPA is required and the units should be a good match for the LSBU course applied for.
  • English requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent or a West African Senior School Certificate in English Language grade C6 or above (WAEC or NECO).

If your qualification is higher than this see information for postgraduates or if it is lower information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate Course Requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree (four or five years) in a suitable subject from a recognised university in Nigeria. The majority of courses require a minimum grade of Second Class Honours Lower Division.
  • English Language: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent or West African Senior School Certificate in English Language grade C6 or above (WAEC or NECO).

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates or the information for foundation courses.

Norway

Undergraduate entry requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

UK Entry level Norwegian Equivalent Proposed
AAB Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 4.2
ABB Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 4
BBB Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 3.8
BBC Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 3.7
BCC Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 3.5
CCC Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 3.2
CCD Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 3

Foundation course requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

UK Foundation/HND/Extended Degree Norwegian Equivalent Proposed
HND Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 2.6 – 2.9
Foundation/Extended degree Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole 2 – 2.5

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to hold one of the following:

UK Entry level Norwegian Equivalent Proposed
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Norwegian university A
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Norwegian university B
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Norwegian university C
Oman

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

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Pakistan

Foundation year requirements

Please note the entry requirements below are general guidelines and each application will be assessed on individual merit. Alternative qualifications may be accepted.

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with overall marks of 50% plus
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate or postgraduate sections.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Three passes at GCE A Level (required grades dependant on LSBU course applied for)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points or higher
  • Accredited UK Foundation programme: 55-60% or higher
  • Two-year Bachelor Degree from a recognised institution in Pakistan: 60% or higher

Possible advanced entry or top-up

  • Accredited UK Higher National Diploma (Possible second year or top-up entry): Upper or Lower Credit
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Please note: some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects at HSC/A Level/IB etc. See individual course entry requirements for details.

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates or if it is lower than this please see the information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Four year Bachelor degree (1st class)
  • Two year Bachelor degree and two year Masters degree (1st class).

Please note: Some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects for the first degree. A small number of LSBU courses also require relevant work experience. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Poland

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Polish Equivalent
AAB Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 75% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 70%
ABB Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 75% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 65%
BBB Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 70% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 65%
BBC Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 70% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 60%
BCC Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 65% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 55%
CCC Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 65% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 50%
CCD Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 60% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 45%
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Polish Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 55% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 45%
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an average of 50% with at least 2 extended level subjects at 40%

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Polish Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Polish university, minimum mark of 4.5
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Polish university, minimum mark of 4.2
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Polish university, minimum mark of 4
Portugal

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Portuguese Equivalent
AAB Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 16
ABB Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 16
BBB Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 15
BBC Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 15
BCC Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 14
CCC Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 14
CCD Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 13
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Portuguese Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 11-12
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano – Pass with an average of 10

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Portuguese Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Portuguese university, minimum mark of 16
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Portuguese university, minimum mark of 13
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Portuguese university, minimum mark of 12
Qatar

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Romania

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Romanian Equivalent Grade
AAB Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 8.25
ABB Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 8
BBB Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 7.5
BBC Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 7.5
BCC Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 7.25
CCC Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 7
CCD Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 7
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Romanian Equivalent Grade
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 6.0 – 6.5
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Diploma de Bacalaureat 5.0 – 5.5

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Romanian Equivalent Grade
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Romanian university 9
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Romanian university 7.5
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Romanian university 7
Russian Federation

Foundation Course Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a foundation course at LSBU you will required to hold one of the following:

  • Certificate of Secondary General Education (Attestat)

Undergraduate Entry

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Certificate of Secondary General Education plus 1 year UK foundation programme at a recognised institution
  • 1 year successful completion at a recognised university in Russia
  • International Baccalaureat Diploma

Postgraduate Entry

To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Bakalavr (since 1991)
  • Specialist Diploma (overall score 3.6/5)

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Saudi Arabia

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Senegal

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Serbia

Foundation course requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • You may be interested in one of our foundation courses, especially if you achieve less than the minimum overall grade of 3 in your high school diploma (as listed in the undergraduate section)

If your qualification is higher than this, see our undergraduate section below.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU, you need to have one of the following:

  • Diploma o položenom završnom ispitu (Diploma of Completed Final Examination)
  • Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu (Secondary School Leaving Diploma)
  • Diploma o stecenom srednem obrazovanju (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) – 4 years
    We require a minimum overall score of 3 in one of the above diplomas to be considered for entry on to one of our undergraduate courses.
  • Suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate, (24 Points or above)
  • A Levels (Cambridge Overseas) at a suitable level
  • successfully completed Year one of a suitable Bachelor Degree from a recognised university in Serbia. A good GPA is required
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Bachelors degree – minimum mark of 7
  • English Language: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates or foundation courses, above.

Sierra Leone

Foundation course requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) requiring C6 or above in at least 5-6 subjects (including: English Language and Maths)
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC), Grades A-C or 1-6
  • GCE O’ Level
  • English language requirements: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate or postgraduate sections.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • A suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • A Level (Cambridge Overseas)
  • Higher National Diploma
  • English requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent or KCSE English grade C

Year two: Undergraduate Entry

  • HND from a recognised Institution in Sierra Leone with Lower or Upper Credit depending on course applied for
  • completed Year one and two (Level 100 and Level 200) of a relevant Bachelor Degree.

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates or if it is lower see information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree Honours (four years) at a suitable level
  • Bachelor Degree General (three years) minimum 2.1 and relevant work experience
  • English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent or WASSC (WAEC) English Language C6

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduate or foundation courses.

Singapore

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Slovakia

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Slovakian Equivalent
AAB Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – one subject at 1, with no subjects lower than 2
ABB Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – one subject at 1, with no subjects lower than 2
BBB Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – no subject lower than 2
BBC Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – no subject lower than 2
BCC Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – no subject lower than 3
CCC Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – no subject lower than 3
CCD Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – no subject lower than 3
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Slovakian Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – average grade 4 or above
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Maturita/Vysvedcenie o Maturinej Skuske – average grade 4 or above

Postgraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Slovakian Equivalent
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Slovakian university, minimum mark of 1.5
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Slovakian university, minimum mark of 2
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Slovakian university, minimum mark of 2.5
Slovenia

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Slovenian Equivalent Grade
AAB Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 4.4
ABB Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 4.2
BBB Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 4
BBC Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 3.8
BCC Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 3.4
CCC Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 3.2
CCD Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 3
UK HND / Foundation / Extended Degree Slovenian Equivalent Grade
HND: DDD – EEE Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 2 – 2.8
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Maturitentno Spri evalo – Matura 2

Postgraduate course requirements

UK Entry Level Slovenian Equivalent Grade
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Slovenian university 9
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Slovenian university 7.5
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Slovenian university 7
Somalia

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

South Africa

Foundation course requirements

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with pass grades in relevant subjects

and

  • IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for undergraduates or postgraduates.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • A suitable UK foundation course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate, (24 Points or above)
  • A Level (Cambridge Overseas) at a suitable level
  • National Senior Certificate may be considered for some courses, with higher grades.

And one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • NSC English Language level 5 or above

If your qualification is higher than this level please see the information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to hold the following:

  • Bachelors Degree (Honours) in a suitable subject from a recognised university in South Africa. The majority of courses require a minimum grade of Second Class Honours Lower Division (or local equivalent).

And one of the following:

  • English requirements are as follows: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • NSC English Language level 5 or above.

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates.

South Korea

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Spain

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Spanish Equivalent
AAB Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 7.5
ABB Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 7.4
BBB Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 7.2
BBC Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 7
BCC Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 7
CCC Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 6.7
CCD Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 6.5
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Spanish Equivalent
HND: DDD – EEE Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 5.5 – 6.4
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Pass Titulo de Bachiller including PAU with an average of 5 – 5.4

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Spanish Equivalent 
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Spanish university, minimum mark of 8
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Spanish university, minimum mark of 7
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Spanish university, minimum mark of 6
Sri Lanka

Foundation entry requirements

  • Sri Lankan Ordinary and Advanced Levels below required level: S grade/35%-49%
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Sri Lankan A Levels: Typically three A Level passed at grade C or higher
  • 3 passes at GCE A Level (required grades dependant on LSBU course applied for)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points or higher
  • Accredited UK Foundation programme: minimum 55-60% or higher
  • Accredited UK National Diploma: Upper or Lower Credit
  • Accredited Sri Lankan National Diploma: Upper or Lower Credit

Possible advanced entry or top-up

  • Accredited UK Higher National Diploma (Possible second year entry or top-up): Upper or Lower Credit
  • Accredited Sri Lankan Higher National Diploma (Possible second year or top-up entry): Upper – Lower Credit

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects at A Level/IB etc. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • 3 or 4 year Honours Degree from a recognised university in Sri Lanka: Second Class Honours Division or higher
  • Honours Degree from a recognised international university: equivalent to UK Bachelor Degree Second Class Honours or higher

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects for the first degree. A small number of LSBU courses also require relevant work experience. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Sweden

Undergraduate entry requirements

UK Entry Level Swedish Equivalent Grade
AAB Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola Average of 17.5 [B] – VG
ABB Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola Average of 17 [B] – VG
BBB Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola Average of 16.5 [C] – VG
BBC Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola Average of 16 [C] – VG
BCC Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola Average of 15 (D) – G
CCC Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola Average of 14 (D) – G
CCD Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola Average of 12.5 (D) – G
UK HND/Foundation/Extended Degree Swedish Equivalent Grade
HND: DDD – EEE Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola 10 – 11.5
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD – EE Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola 10

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2.

UK Entry Level Swedish Equivalent Grade
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Swedish university VG
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Swedish university G
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Swedish university G

EU Study Abroad entry requirements

UK Entry Level Swedish Equivalent  
LSBU UG Study Abroad Currently studying at university on a UG course
OR
Direct from high school (not currently on a UG course at university)

Minimum G

Minimum 10 (G)

LSBU PG Study Abroad Currently studying at university on a PG course Minimum G
Switzerland

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Taiwan

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Thailand

Foundation course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Middle School certificate with average marks over 60% is equivalent to UK basic education
  • High School certificate with average marks over 60% is equivalent to UK A Level education
  • English language requirements: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate or postgraduate sections.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • High School Certificate with overall marks of 70% plus in relevant subjects
  • Skill-related diploma with average marks of 70% and over
  • Maw 3 pass and over
  • English requirements: HSC English 70% plus IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates or if it is lower see information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree minimum of four years with grades of 60% (GPA 2.8/4; 3.7/5) may be accepted from specific institutions
  • Postgraduate Diploma at overall level of 50% plus
  • Taught Masters Degree minimum of two years at First Class level 60% plus
  • English requirements: HSC English 70% plus ELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this level please see the information for postgraduates or if it is lower than this please see the information for foundation courses.

Trinidad and Tobago

Foundation course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (grades 1-3)

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate or postgraduate sections.

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

  • University Foundation Course
  • International Baccalaureate
  • A Levels
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates or if lower see information for foundation courses.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have a Bachelor degree.

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduate or foundation courses.

Tunisia

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Turkey

Foundation entry

To be eligible to apply for a foundation course at LSBU you will required to hold one of the following:

  • Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) below 65% average

Undergraduate entry

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) above 65% average
  • Devlet Lise Diplomasi (below 65% average) plus 1 year UK foundation programme at a recognised institution
  • 1 year successful completion at a recognised university in Turkey
  • Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree) may lead to advance entry
  • International Baccalaureat Diploma

Postgraduate entry

To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Lisans Diplomasi (GPA 2.6/4)
  • Mühendis Diplomasi
Uganda

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Ukraine

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

United Arab Emirates

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

United States of America

Foundation year requirements

You will need to hold a High School Diploma with a GPA ranging from 2.5-2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)

Undergraduate course requirements

To apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you need to have one of the following:

High School Diploma with overall GPA of 2.8 or above (on a 4.0 scale) and one of the following:

  • one year of Community College with overall marks of 2.8 or above
  • ACT exam score of 24 or higher
  • SAT exam score of 1150 (post-March 2016) with 550+ in Evidence Based Reading and Writing
  • SAT exam score of 1590+ (pre-March 2016, post-2005)
  • two completed AP exams of 3 or better

1 year of Community College in relevant subject area with a GPA of 2.8 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

If your qualification is higher than this see information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need to have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University with a GPA of 2.8 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

Uzbekistan

Foundation entry

To be eligible to apply for a foundation course at LSBU you will required to hold one of the following:

  • Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education

Undergraduate entry

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education plus 1 year UK foundation programme at a recognised institution
  • 1 year successful completion at a recognised university in Uzbekistan

Postgraduate entry

To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you will be required to hold one of the following:

  • Bakalavr
  • Specialist Diploma
  • Magistr

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Venezuela

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Vietnam

Entry requirements vary from country to country but if your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification.

Zambia

If you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.

Zimbabwe

f you have any questions about your academic eligibility, please get in touch with us and you can also check the detailed English Language requirements alongside the IELTS requirements.