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London South Bank University (LSBU) has been welcoming Chinese students to London for many years, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. If you're thinking of studying with us at LSBU, our entry requirements, details of scholarships and how to apply are laid out below to help you with your application. Alternatively, you can see our information booklet for Chinese students.

Connect with LSBU

You can find LSBU on some of the most popular social media channels in China.

WeChat 微信

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Connect with LSBU on Wechat by adding the user number 2036609925 or scanning the QR code on the left from within the Wechat app. You can download the Wechat mobile app for free through the Android and IOS app stores.

Weibo 微博

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LSBU is also on Weibo. Follow us for updates and news about LSBU by accessing the QR code with your smart phone or find us at http://www.weibo.com/lsbubj

Entry requirements

Please note the entry requirements below are general guidelines and each application will be assessed on individual merit. Alternative qualifications may be accepted. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us at international@lsbu.ac.uk.

If your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification. To check you have the correct qualifications download information on our English Language Requirements (PDF File 32 KB) (PDF File 201 KB).

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.

Tel: 020 7815 6189
Email: lsbuadmissions@lsbu.ac.uk

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 

For details on other suitable qualifications for entry to LSBU programmes, please contact our International Admissions Team at international@lsbu.ac.uk.

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 

If your qualification is at a higher level than the above, or you are interested in postgraduate research, see our information for postgraduates.

LSBU is a fully diversified university with students and academics from all over the world. I chose LSBU in particular because its modules are very career focused and job directed, which was very helpful for my career options after graduation (I now work as an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers). And of course its location – central London is fantastic!

Heidi Wang, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

How to apply

The process to apply for a course varies to whether you study as an undergraduate or postgraduate student. You should also find out how to apply for any available scholarships.

Scholarships

We currently offer a wide variety of scholarships with a total value of £1 million. Read more about LSBU scholarships for international students.

Our scholarships include the Interational Scholarship for residents of China.

Visa information

As a Chinese 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 China.

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 China.

LSBU visits China

We are scheduled to visit different cities in China throughout the coming year. For details of our events in China see our What's on section for LSBU and international events.

LSBU staff in China

If you would like any information about the University, our courses, or help with your application please contact our staff in Beijing:

Project Manager (Beijing) - London South Bank University
The British Centre
China Life Tower
16 Chaoyangmenwai Avenue
Beijing

Tel: 86-10-85251111 ext. 211
Email: srbj2@lsbu.ac.uk

If you are already living in the UK and would like advice regarding your application please see our information on extending your visa which has advice also on how to apply and key contacts.

Representatives in China

We currently have a number of established and reliable representatives in different locations in China. If you would like help with your application, please contact one of our representatives listed below:

Partner Universities

LSBU has strong links with several universities in China, with whom we run a number of articulated degrees. Here are some of our current partnerships.

For a full list of our Partners in China visit International Academic Collaborations.

UK contact

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please contact the Asia Pacific Team at LSBU email: sr.apo@lsbu.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)20 7815 6193.

Chinese Alumni Chapter

LSBU is fortunate to have dedicated alumni who wish to maintain their links with each other and the University after they have graduated. Find out more about the Chinese Alumni Chapter.

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