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Saudi Arabia

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

Foundation Entry Requirements

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

  • Tawjihiyya with 60% average
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate
  • English language requirements are IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see our undergraduate or postgraduate sections on this page.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

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

  • suitable UK Foundation Course (60% minimum)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 Points
  • Higher Technical Institute Diploma
  • Junior Health College Diploma
  • College of Technology Diploma (2 Years)
  • Undergraduate Diploma (2 Years)
  • Associate Degree
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If your qualification is higher than this see information for postgraduates or if it is lower see entry requirements for foundation courses.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a taught postgraduate course at LSBU you need to hold one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree (4 years)
  • Taught Masters Degree
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If your qualification is lower than this see information for undergraduates or foundation courses.

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 Saudi 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 Saudi Arabian.

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 Saudi Arabia.


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 Saudi Arabia

We currently have a number of established and reliable representatives based in Saudi Arabia. They can help you with your application and supply you with further information.

LSBU in Saudi Arabia

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