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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

We accept a range of English language qualifications (PDF File 201 KB). Please contact the international office for further details.

Foundation course requirements

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

  • Tawjihiyya with 60% average
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate
  • 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 Diploma: 24 Points
  • University Diploma (two years)
  • Associate Degree
  • Higher Diploma (from Higher College of Technology)
  • Completion of year one of a suitable degree from a recognised institution in UAE. A good GPA is required
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates or if it is lower our details 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 years)
  • Taught Masters Degree
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

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

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.

Visa information

As an Emirati 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 the United Arab Emirates.

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 and as an Emirati national you can apply for this visa at the port of entry on arrival in the UK. It is important that you are clear that you are coming to the UK to study and show them a letter from the University to confirm this. 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 the United Arab Emirates.

Scholarships

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 the United Arab Emirates

We currently have an established and reliable representative based in UAE. If you would like assistance with your application, please contact the representative below.

LSBU in the United Arab Emirates

Our International Officers Francis Glover and Aissata Edmondson are responsible for applications from the United Arab Emirates. Throughout the year, we do travel overseas and these events are shown in the What's on section of our website. If you have any questions regarding LSBU, our courses or applying, email international@lsbu.ac.uk.

UK contact

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please contact our Enquiries Manager via email international@lsbu.ac.uk or phone +44 (0) 20 7815 6189.

 
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