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.

International applicants

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?

Will there be an extension on the application and enrolment deadlines for September 2020?

English language is one of the conditions in my offer but centres are closed and I cannot sit the exam. What can I do?

Would the University adjust its entry criteria due to cancellation of exams overseas?

Will I be able to defer my place of study if I cannot join September 2020 due to COVID-19?

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

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?

What happens if I get my visa but the University is unable to open the campus in September 2020?


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 January 2021?

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

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:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

International students information