Passport and visa


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.

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
  • Diploma of Technician with a good pass
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Postgraduate entry requirements

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

  • Bachelor Degree in Medicine / Engineering 4 years (65% upwards considered)
  • Higher Diploma of Technology (65% upwards considered)
  • Master of Technology 60%
  • Taught Masters Degree 60%
  • Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this see our information for undergraduates, above.

Visa information

As an Iraqi 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 Iraq.

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 Iraq.


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

LSBU in Iraq

We are pleased to introduce our International Officers Francis Glover and Aissata Edmondson. They are responsible for applications from Iran. 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

UK contact

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please contact our Enquiries Manager via email or phone +44 20 7123 4842.