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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.

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 124 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
You can also contact using the enquiry form.

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 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 China.

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

Contact us

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please contact our Enquiries Manager via email global@lsbu.ac.uk or phone +44 (0) 207 815 6189.

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.

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 representatives@lsbu.ac.uk.

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.

Further information