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I am currently pursuing my Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems at London South Bank University. There are several reasons why I chose to attend LSBU...

Christina J. E. Francis, PG Dip/ MSc Sustainable Energy Systems

Christina also said:

"Firstly, the diversity of the courses offered in each programme. When compared to other universities, I noticed that the course outline covered both academics and vocational skills which would be useful for my professional development especially in my country. Not only was the programme certified by CIBSE professional society but it also had an impressive School which is well known for its research in the energy field.

Secondly, based on my findings, LSBU graduates had a high reputation of gaining jobs within high end companies. The courses are designed to create a balance between theoretical and practical skills which are applicable in today's rigid work environment."

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 86 KB). Please contact the international office for further details.

Foundation year requirements

To apply for a foundation course at LSBU you need to have:

  • Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (grades one to three)

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for undergraduates or postgraduates.

Undergraduate course requirements

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

  • University Foundation Course
  • International Baccalaureate
  • A Levels
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

If your qualification is higher than this see our information for postgraduates.

Postgraduate course requirements

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

  • a Bachelor degree

If your qualification is lower than this level please see the information for undergraduates.

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 a Jamaican 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 Jamaica.

For more information, please see 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.

Representatives in Jamaica

We do not currently have any representatives working in Jamaica. For more info, please contact us at

LSBU in Jamaica

If you have any questions regarding LSBU, our courses or applying, you are most welcome to contact us at

Contact us

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