London South Bank University

Rank 116
Location London, England
Established 1892
International Students 7.7%
Famous Courses Engineering, Accounting, Science, Architecture
International Fees £13,125-16,000
Key Information
Location London, England
Established 1892
Famous Courses Engineering, Accounting, Science, Architecture
International Fees £13,125-16,000 /td>


London South Bank University was founded in 1892 and officially gained full university status in 1992. Practical education and employability are strongly focused at the University, with its central London location providing close links to business and industry. London South Bank is one of the largest universities in London, with over 15,000 students enrolled, 2,000 of which are international from 130 countries. The main campus is in Southwark, a short walk from major landmarks and near the South Bank of the Thames.

London South Bank University is a top 10 London university for graduate starting salaries. The independent Quality Assurance Agency rated its education the highest possible.

London South Bank University also offers a wide range of scholarships and discounts for international students, including nationality scholarships, fee discounts for alumni, and a 5% discount for early tuition fee payment.

Services for International Students

London South Bank University provides extensive support before arrival, including an airport collection for international students from Heathrow Airport. The university also holds an international orientation at the beginning of the term to make students feel at home and comfortable. London South Bank University has a continuous Health Service centre that maintains and promotes health and safety for all its students.


  • 116th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 81st in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 601–800th in THE World University Rankings 2024
  • 101–200th in THE Impact Rankings 2023
  • 801-850th in QS World University Rankings 2025

REF 2021 showed that 68% of the research submission by London South Bank University (LSBU) was ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, a 14% rise from 2014. 68% of the university's Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions were classed as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, a 14% rise from 2014.


Student accommodation at London South Bank has been ranked fifth nationally and the best in London by the 'Whatuni Student Rankings 2015'. It has four halls of residence which provide almost 1,400 beds, and international students are guaranteed accommodation as long as the application is received by the required deadline. The Accommodation Service can also assist students in finding private rented accommodation in and around London.


London South Bank University's main campus is in Southwark on the South Bank of the Thames, a short walk from many of London's major landmarks. Waterloo and London Bridge are the nearest stations, and strong transport links mean that the culture and nightlife of central London are very easy to reach and be a part of.

London South Bank University’s primary teaching and learning buildings are within a small area, which is unusual for a university in a major city and of enormous benefit to students.


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