Applications for January 2021 intake for those students applying from overseas are now closed. We are still accepting applications from international students that are able to apply for a visa within the UK.
Information for International students
London is an amazing city to study in. We can’t wait to welcome you to LSBU and have a busy programme to help you settle in! Look out for more information on our welcome activities, including:
- Practical support for settling in such as signing up to a GP, opening a UK bank account, culture shock, homesickness and a first week survival guide.
- Social and community activities such as events, quizzes and drop-in sessions.
- Webchats with SU Vice-President of Education to learn more about the Students’ Union, sports and societies.
- Meet you International Student Buddy online.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions for International applicants.
Should I still apply if I am not currently travelling outside my country?
English language is one of the conditions in my offer but centres are closed and I cannot sit the exam. What can I do?
We are aware that many applicants are facing difficulties in meeting their offer conditions due to the closure of test centres for IELTS, TOEFL and many other English language exams as a result of COVID-19.
Because of this, LSBU will be accepting a number of other English tests for entry to undergraduate and postgraduate courses for January 2021 entry. Find out more.
Would the University adjust its entry criteria due to cancellation of exams overseas?
We will be sympathetic to you and your individual circumstances, but our main priority is that we are making offers to applicants that we are satisfied will be able to succeed on their studies.
Will I be able to defer my place of study if I cannot join January 2021 due to COVID-19?
Subject to course availability, we will endeavour to defer your place to September 2021
My exams are postponed or cancelled. What can I do?
We'll continue to give equal consideration to all applications regardless of where you are from, or where you live. We are currently reviewing the impact Covid-19 is having on assessments, exams and final grades on a country by country basis and will update applicants as and when we can.
T4 Student Visas and Pre-CAS process
I have an unconditional offer and I need a T4 Student Visa. Should I go ahead and pay the deposit?
The pre-CAs process will be running as usual. If you have accepted your offer, you should proceed to make the deposit payments as indicated in your offer letter.
What happens if I get my visa but the University is unable to open the campus in January 2021?
At present, the Home Office has not issued any statements in regards to this situation. We are monitoring the situation closely and we will contact all our applicants as soon as we get an update from the UKVI.
I am an EU student that will be applying for Student Finance to fund my course. Will I still qualify if I have to defer my place of study to September 2021?
You can find information for EU students in our dedicated web page here.
Would I get my deposit back if I cannot join due to COVID-19?
We will be processing refund requests in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in your offer letter. Due to the current exceptional circumstances, we are reviewing our deposit refund terms and conditions to be clearer and more specific. We will notify all the offer holders when the terms and conditions are updated.
Have a question?
As the Covid-19 situation is changing all the time, we’ll update this section regularly as more information becomes available. If we can help you with anything, please do get in touch: