If you're thinking of studying with us at London South Bank University (LSBU), our entry requirements, scholarships and details of how to apply are laid out below to help you with your application.
LSBU offer lots of facilities for international students to feel like they are in their home country. It gives support for everyone who needs it in IT, during studies, in the library etc. LSBU takes care and helps its students to find a placement, internships, and this was why I liked this university and decided to come here.
Fioralba Naci, MA International Management
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)
- Diplome e Matures Shteteroe (Diploma of State Matura)
- English requirements: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
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:
- 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
Year 2 undergraduate entry
You will need to hold one of the following:
- Diplomë Jo-Universitare (Non-University Diploma)
- English requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
If your qualification is higher than this, please see information for postgraduate programmes, below. If it is lower, see our information for foundation courses above.
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)
- English Language: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates or foundation courses, above.
How to apply
You can submit a free application via our online application system. Alternatively, you may visit one of our in-country representatives that will be able to submit an application on your behalf and assist with the process. You should also find out how to apply for any available scholarships.
As an Albanian national you will need to obtain a student visa or equivalent to be able to study with us at LSBU. The main route for students to come to the UK to study is the Tier 4 General student visa. We have information about visas and immigration on our website and guidance on the requirements. It is also important to refer to the information and Tier 4 Policy Guidance which is available on the Home Office website. You should also check the visa processing times if you are applying from Albania.
You may be able to apply for a short-term study visa if you are coming to do a course of 6 months or less. For more information, please see our visas and immigration page and the Home Office website. You can also check the visa processing times if you are applying from Albania.
We currently offer a wide variety of scholarships with a total value of £1 million. Read more about LSBU scholarships for international students.
Representatives in Albania
We currently have an established representative working in different locations in Albania. If you would like assistance with your application, please contact EBLA - Educational Business Links.
LSBU in Albania
A number of LSBU academics and International Office staff visit Albania. We meet potential students to discuss all aspects about the University and help with the admissions process.
Search for events in Albania in our What's on section.
If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please contact our Enquiries Officer via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)20 7815 6189.
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