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London South Bank University (LSBU) welcomes applications from students of any nationality. For any information or if you have any questions regarding our application process or courses please contact our Enquiries Manager, via email or telephone +44 (0)20 7815 6189.

Undergraduate entry requirements

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

  • Suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma, 24 points
  • A Levels – see course pages for requirements
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Postgraduate entry requirements

To apply for a postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:

  • UK Bachelor Degree
  • Taught Masters Degree with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

LSBU in Ethiopia

Our International Officers Francis Glover and Joanne Waller are responsible for applications from Ethiopia. If you have any questions regarding LSBU, our courses or applying, you are most welcome to contact us at

Visa information

As an Ethiopian 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 Ethiopia.

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 Ethiopia.

Scholarships and fees

Read about how to apply to LSBU as an undergraduate or postgraduate student and also find out information on a range of scholarships and fee discounts for international students. You can find out more about visas and immigration. Current students can see more in MyLSBU.