How to apply

Apply for one of our flexible, industry-focused undergraduate courses Apply nowApply now (International)

Supporting your Application Journey

Here at London South Bank University, we know education is more than just learning. It’s about shaping your mind and becoming the best version of yourself. Whether you've finished school, looking to return to education or moving to London to study, we welcome you to apply.

Start your university journey today!

Explore our diverse range of courses and discover the perfect fit for your future. Learn more about our application process and our upcoming open day!

How to apply

Application – Your Next Steps

You'll need to leave enough time to complete your application, resolve any queries and make sure it reaches us by the deadline. Here’s a brief overview of what’s next to do:

1.  Fill in your details, qualifications, and course choices.
2.  Write a personal statement to demonstrate you’ll be a good student.

This is an opportunity to speak positively about yourself. It’s a good idea to plan before you start writing out your personal statement in full - this will help you structure what you want to say.

Speak to your friends and family about your experience, interests, and work or voluntary experience so they can help you plan your statement too.

This section of your application is your way of showing and evidencing your academic ability, skills and interests you’ve developed in preparation for your degree.

Here are some top tips to get you started:

  • Make a good first impression! Start by talking about your chosen subject area and why interests you – what inspired you to choose this subject?
  • Include your skills, achievements, and life experiences.
  • Explain your general interests and hobbies and how those skills might help you with your course.
  • Include details of any paid and voluntary work.
  • Use a strong ending statement for example, career plans after graduating or your reasons for going to university.
  • Just be yourself and keep it under 4,000 characters.

Once you’ve drafted your statement, print it off and proofread it to check for any mistakes and ask friends and family to check it too. Read more top tips on personal statement advice.

3.  Include your reference and pay your application fee.

This should be someone who knows you from college or school who can focus on the information relevant to the course you’ve applied for, your skills and abilities, work ethic and enthusiasm.

If you left education, you may want to ask an employer to support you. Friends and family cannot be your references on your application. You can find out about writing references on the UCAS website.

Home/EU students (with settled status)

Full time courses 2023: You can apply for a full-time course entry starting in 2023 through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You’ll need the LSBU institution code L75 and the unique UCAS code for each course. Applications submitted by 25th January, will usually have a decision by the end of March. Read about key UCAS application dates and deadlines.

Part-time courses: If you're applying for a part-time course, you can apply online directly to LSBU. Health students applying for part-time courses can find specific details on how to apply on your course page. Employer sponsored students on part-time courses can apply online directly to LSBU.

Apprentices: The process of applying for an apprenticeship depends on whether you have an employer to sponsor (and support) you. Our how to apply information explains this in more detail. Please check you meet the eligibility requirements and that you have an  employer to support you  .When you are ready to apply, you will need to use our online applications system.

International/EU students (without settled status)

International (non-EU) and EU students without settled status can apply direct to LSBU. Visit the International how to apply page for more information.

If you require a Tier 4 General Student visa to enter or remain in the UK you would not be eligible for part-time study.

Extra support

Disability , Dyslexia and Health: If you have a disability, dyslexia, medical or mental health condition please tell us on your application form. Our Disability and Dyslexia Support (DDS) will send you a questionnaire to understand how your disability affects your ability to study and what reasonable adjustments, such as extra time or enlarged text, you need to support your studies.

If you did not indicate you had a disability at the time of applying and want to do so now, contact DDS on 020 7815 6405.

If you have a disability there is additional government funding available through the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).

Looked after Young Person and Care Leavers: If you’re a Looked After Young Person or a Care Leaver applying to us or wondering what your next step could be, then we can help.

To find out what support we can offer, please contact the Student Life Centre on 020 7815 6454 or email:

Application timeline for entry to LSBU in 2024

UCAS deadline


UCAS main deadline on 31 January at 18:00 (UK time)

Apply now

Student Finance England and UCAS Extra


If we’ve offered you a place, we’ll invite you to an offer holder event so you can find out more about your chosen course.

Student Finance England opens applications in February so make sure you check out the eligibility criteria and apply.

UCAS Extra opens on 28 February.

Your application


Applications submitted by 31st January, LSBU will usually have a decision by the end of March.

Accommodation applications open

You can still make an application

MAY - JUNE 2024

Decisions back from other universities will usually be on 18 May for applications received before the 31 January deadline. You will need to reply to offers by 6 June. You can make a late application by 30 June through UCAS. Applications submitted after this date will be entered into Clearing.

UCAS Extra closes and Clearing opens

JULY 2024

UCAS Extra closes on 4 July.

Decisions back from universities will be by 12 July for applications submitted from 30 June 2024. You will need to reply to offers by 17 July.

Clearing opens 5 July – if you have not yet applied, did not get the results you expected, or if you’ve simply changed your mind, you can apply through Clearing.

Results day and your application


A-Level Results day on 15 August – sign into UCAS to track your application.

Enrolment opens



University life begins - welcome to #TeamLSBU

Register your interest