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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.

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

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 83 KB) for EU students.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Each course entry in our Course Finder represents entry requirements in UCAS Tariff Points and the table below shows the equivalent for your country. You may also need to meet the specific subject requirements if this is a requirement of the course.

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. Each entry in our Course Finder indicates the relevant degree classification required and the table below shows the equivalent for your country.

UK Entry LevelIrish 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

For entry to a postgraduate research programme, please contact us on

How to apply

Find out how to apply for any of the courses or scholarships on this page by reading our how to apply information for undergraduates and postgraduates.

You can also find out about how to apply to us through the Erasmus Scheme or as an EU study abroad student. Email any specific questions to


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


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UK contact

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please email or phone +44 20 7815 6100 (outside the UK), or freephone 0800 937 88 88 (within the UK).

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