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 about 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?

Will I be able to defer my place of study if I cannot join September 2021 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 will 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 2021?


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 2022?

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 20 7123 4842

International students information