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Sri Lanka

There was a great welcome from the university. I can say there is a nice atmosphere to study and great support from the administrative staff too.

Kasun Fernando, HND Business Studies

Kasun also said: "The facilities are more than enough. The Student union is great and the lecturers are really friendly. Completing my degree is going to be a huge achievement for me. LSBU is giving great support to achieve this. It is a great place to study and a nice environment to study in."

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

Foundation entry requirements

  • Sri Lankan Ordinary and Advanced Levels below required level: S grade/35%-49%
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Sri Lankan A Levels: Typically three A Level passed at grade C or higher
  • 3 passes at GCE A Level (required grades dependant on LSBU course applied for)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points or higher
  • Accredited UK Foundation programme: minimum 55-60% or higher
  • Accredited UK National Diploma: Upper or Lower Credit
  • Accredited Sri Lankan National Diploma: Upper or Lower Credit

*Possible advanced entry or top-up

  • Accredited UK Higher National Diploma (Possible second year entry or top-up): Upper or Lower Credit
  • Accredited Sri Lankan Higher National Diploma (Possible second year or top-up entry): Upper – Lower Credit

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects at A Level/IB etc. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • 3 or 4 year Honours Degree from a recognised university in Sri Lanka: Second Class Honours Division or higher
  • Honours Degree from a recognised international university: equivalent to UK Bachelor Degree Second Class Honours or higher

Please note that some LSBU courses require specific units/subjects for the first degree. A small number of LSBU courses also require relevant work experience. See individual course entry requirements for details.

Research entry requirements

Please see the Research section of the LSBU Website for information about research degree applications and entry requirements.

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 an Sri Lankan 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 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 Policy Guidance which is available on the Home Office website. You should also check the visa processing times if you are applying from Sri Lanka.

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 Sri Lanka.

Scholarships

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

Representatives based in Sri Lanka

We do not currently have any representatives based in Sri Lanka. If you would like further information regarding LSBU or making an application please contact us at representatives@lsbu.ac.uk.

LSBU in Sri Lanka

A number of academic and International Office staff will be visiting Sri Lanka this year. They will be available to discuss all aspects of the University and assist with admissions.

For details of events in Sri Lanka find out what's on at LSBU.

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.