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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 πŸŒ‡


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 Opportunities🏫


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:

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange)Β have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

London South Bank University uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in January or September.


See more about London South Bank University's important dates in the academic calendar.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at London South Bank University, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.


Documents required from students to apply to London South Bank University are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.


See more about the entry requirements at London South Bank University.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to London South Bank University in London can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFLΒ or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at London South Bank University.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at London South Bank University vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at London South Bank University ranges from 12.900 GBP to 15.000 GBP per year for international students.


The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at London South Bank University for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 6500 GBP.


See more about London South Bank University's tuition fees for international students.

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Let your favorite experienced advisor help you through your Study Abroad planning, whether it is a full degree or just a semester to enjoy abroad.
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How it works

First, choose a destination

That's probably the hardest part. Are you looking for something specific, within your budget or a prestigious university that suits your field of interest?Β It's your choice.

Next, apply and upload your documents

You'll find the apply button on each university page. Once you have applied, you will receive the link to your application portal by mail. In there, you will be able to manage your application and communicate with us.

and... accept the offer!

If you're lucky, there's an offer waiting for you at the University. We'll even make sure you have your insurances are in order and all the nitty gritty details.

Finally, share the ❀️

Your friends and family may also want to experience the thrill of studying abroad. We'll do our best to help them too. Ask us what the rewards are!

Our reviews

5 etoiles trustpilot

I was looking for a freemover stay abroad through Uniclub and I got some of the best service I have experienced. They took care of all the practicalities, and removed almost all the hassle of work it can be to apply for an exchange stay.

Simon. L
UNYP, Czech Republic
5 etoiles trustpilot

Had fantastic service and help throughout the process. Would definitely recommend

Daniel A.
Nebrija, Spain
5 etoiles trustpilot

I am going to Australia for a semester, and before finding Uniclub the whole application seemed impossible. These guys are simply the best. They have the right answer for literally every question that you have. They are helpful, quick, with excellent service

Balaz. B
Deakin, Australia
5 etoiles trustpilot

Uniclub and Deni Isic, get my absolute warmest recommendation! I had a dream of coming to Japan that seemed distant and unmanageable, but Deni and the rest of Uniclub have helped me through the whole process.

iCLA, Japan
5 etoiles trustpilot

I have just returned from my exchange stay in Ireland, which would not have been possible if it were not for Uniclub. If you are looking for an exchange as a freemover, then I can not recommend UniClub enough!

Jacob R.
TUS, Ireland