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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

Please note the entry requirements below are general guidelines and each application will be assessed on individual merit. Alternative qualifications may be accepted. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us at

If your first language is not English then you may be required to hold a recognised English language qualification. To check you have the correct qualifications download information on our English Language Requirements (PDF File 68 KB) for EU students.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Each course entry in our Course Finder represents entry requirements in UCAS Tariff Points and the table below shows the equivalent for your country. You may also need to meet the specific subject requirements if this is a requirement of the course.

UK Entry Level Swedish Equivalent Grade
AABAvgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskolaAverage of 17.5 [B] - VG
ABBAvgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskolaAverage of 17 [B] - VG
BBBAvgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskolaAverage of 16.5 [C] - VG
BBCAvgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskolaAverage of 16 [C] - VG
BCCAvgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskolaAverage of 15 (D) - G
CCCAvgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskolaAverage of 14 (D) - G
CCDAvgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskolaAverage of 12.5 (D) - G
UK HND / Foundation / Extended Degree Swedish Equivalent Grade

Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola

10 - 11.5
Foundation / Extended Degree: DD - EE Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskola10

Postgraduate entry requirements

Most postgraduate programmes at LSBU require a student to have a bachelor degree with a classification of 2.1, but in some cases it may only require a 2.2. Each entry in our Course Finder indicates the relevant degree classification required and the table below shows the equivalent for your country.

UK Entry Level Swedish Equivalent Grade
1.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Swedish university VG
2.1 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Swedish university G
2.2 Degree (minimum 3 years) Graduate of a Swedish university G

For entry to a postgraduate research programme, please contact us on

How to apply

Find out how to apply for any of the courses or scholarships on this page by reading our how to apply information for undergraduates and postgraduates.

You can also find out about how to apply to us through the Erasmus Scheme or as an EU study abroad student. Email any specific questions to


Your local LSBU representative:

Avista – with offices in Stockholm

Blueberry – with offices in Stockholm

Sprakpunkten – with offices in Uppsala

Study Abroad – with offices in Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm

Centrala Studiestodsnamnden

Centrala Studiestodsnamnden (CSN) is the Swedish Government authority who approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies abroad, which includes both grants and loans to students. If you are from Sweden you should explore if this option is suitable for you.


LSBU has strong partnerships with several institutions in Sweden to encourage international cooperation and increase international mobility. Some of these institutions are listed below:

Further details can also be found of our International Academic Collaborations with institutions in Sweden.

UK contact

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or questions regarding courses please email or phone +44 (0) 20 7815 6100 (outside the UK), or freephone 0800 937 88 88 (within the UK).