Information for International applicants (Covid-19)

Settling in

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.

Get vaccinated

We encourage all our staff and students to get vaccinated (unless you have been medically advised not to). All adults aged 18 or over now have the ability to get vaccinated against Covid-19. You can book an appointment by phoning 119 or via the web link.

The Covid-19 vaccines currently available are given in 2 doses. You usually have the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after the 1st dose.

The recognised UK vaccines are:

  • Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
  • Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

If you are travelling from overseas and do not have a recognised UK vaccines you are strongly encouraged to book an appointment.

International applicants

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions for International applicants.

Quarantine and vaccinations

Will I have to quarantine?

What support is there for me?

Can you help with quarantining if I am not going to reside in halls for the academic year?

Where can I get vaccinated near my campus?

Applying to study

Should I still apply if I am not currently able to travel 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?

Will the University adjust its entry criteria due to disruption of exams overseas?

My exams are postponed or cancelled. What can I do?

Student Visas and Pre-CAS process

I have an unconditional offer and I will need a Student Visa. Should I go ahead and pay the deposit?

What happens if I get my visa but the University is unable to open the campus at the start of the academic year?


Will I get my deposit back if I cannot join due to COVID-19?

Have a question?

The Covid-19 situation is changing all the time and we’ll update this section regularly as more information becomes available. If we can help you with anything, please do get in touch:

Tel: +44 20 7123 4842

International students information

UKCISA - Covid-19: information for international students - Covid-19: Entering the UK

Further information for applicants

International team enquiry

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