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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.

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

Entry requirements

We accept a range of English language qualifications (PDF File 90 KB). Please contact the international office for further details.

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.

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.

Visa information

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 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 student visa Policy Guidance which is available on the Home Office website. You should also check the visa processing times if you are applying from Albania.

For more information, please see our visas and immigration page and the Home Office website.


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 Nationality Scholarships for students that are classed as "overseas" for fees purposes. Please check our tuition fee regulations (PDF File 438 KB) for further information.

Representatives in Albania

LSBU works with a number of educational consultants in Albania. Please email for more information.

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.

Contact us

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