London South Bank University

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About the University 🏫

London South Bank University (LSBU) is located in the London Borough of Southwark, and is one of the oldest universities in central London and houses over 25,000 students. The campus is conveniently located just a few metro stops away from London's famous areas and just a 20-minute walk from the West End. A study abroad at LSBU is a great opportunity to study with British students and live in the heart of London.

You have great circumstances to form friendships and broaden your network with students from all over the world. With the university's 3,000 international students from over 100 countries and multicultural campus, you get much more than just the British student experience. There is a wide range of programmes and study areas taught at LSBU, which means that you are likely to find something that matches your study desires.

In an effort to ensure that LSBU students have the best possible facilities, the university has recently invested about 70 million Euros (yes - you read it right) for campus upgrades, including a brand new student center. This means that your learning environment will be among the world's best and most modern.

About the city 🌇

London is a city of both history and modernity from the 21st century - a true hub of the world's cultures and nationalities. With a population of 7 million, 30% of whom are of overseas descent, London is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Hundreds of languages are being spoken within the city borders.

London museums and galleries rank among the world's finest, and are full of significant elements of European and global history. The monuments from London's glorious past, from medieval banquet rooms to St Paul's Cathedral, stand next to modern wonders such as Tate Modern and the London Eye.

For activities and entertainment, London is in a league of its own. A shopping mecca, the weekend markets of Portobello and Camden offer groundbreaking designs and vintage finds while allowing you to 'splurge' away in the rich and famous department stores at Harrods or Oxford Street. There are hundreds of theatres, nightclubs and bars to choose from, as well as countless British pubs world renowned for their recognizable charismatic look and vibe.

Home to London's West End, Royal Opera House, London Symphony and Royal Albert Hall, London has something for every taste in music. Besides that, it's a paradise for football lovers, where every weekend the sports atmosphere is spiced up. There is ample opportunity to experience big matches in various legendary stadiums.

Contrary to popular belief, London is not necessarily expensive. The city's large student population means that there are plenty of good values to be found, and many shops and attractions that offer student discounts. From Michelin-starred restaurants to Indian buffets with everything you can eat - yes, there are restaurants for all kinds of budgets and preferences in London.

Housing 🏡

Halls of residence

London South Bank University has four different halls of residences in the heart of London. All student accommodations are just a 10-minute walk from campus. The homes are well connected to public transport, which makes it super easy to get around London.

Housing facilities include shared kitchen with standard kitchen necessities, Wi-Fi, common areas, laundry rooms and service with staff available most of the day.

See more here.

Off campus

If you want to find something private off campus, there are countless residential platforms that provide housing. Due to London's housing search jungle, London South Bank University has a dedicated staff to help you find private accommodation. It is highly recommended to make use of this option.

Contact LSBU's accommodation service at: accommodation@lsbu.ac.uk.

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"LSBU is a remarkable place. It’s not only providing my education; it’s also propelling me towards the skills I need to pursue my passion" - Zoe G.

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