International Merit Scholarship London South Bank University, UK

All international students are encouraged and welcome to apply!

The International Merit Scholarships are open at London South Bank University from 2022-2023. 

International Merit Scholarships at London South Bank University are now available for students if they hold a valid unconditional and current offer of a place for a full-time taught undergraduate degree or postgraduate taught degree program beginning in September 2022 or January 2023.

London South Bank University officially announced the upcoming class scholarships. It is considered to be one of the top institutions around the globe. 

The London South Bank University was founded in 1892. It currently functions in London, England, United Kingdom.

London South Bank University offers such scholarships yearly to welcome students to the campus. 

International Merit Scholarships will open the door to new and better opportunities for selected students and expose them to advanced learning in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs.

Keep reading to learn about London South Bank University’s acceptance rate, GPA requirements, eligibility and selection criteria, and other helpful information. 


Key points

  • University: London South Bank University
  • Host country: London
  • Award: upto £4,000
  • Level: undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Courses: All courses
  • Nationality: international Students


London South Bank University UK International Merit Scholarship 2023 is available to undertake Postgraduate, Undergraduate level programs at London South Bank University.


Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All courses

Scholarship Benefits:

The International Merit Scholarship offers students pursuing taught programmes with outstanding academic profiles a fee reduction of up to £4,000.

Eligible Nationalities:

All Nationalities


To be eligible for an International Merit Scholarship, you must:

  • Hold a valid unconditional and current offer of a place for a full-time taught undergraduate degree or postgraduate taught degree programme beginning in September 2022 or January 2023.
  • Be classified as an Overseas Student for fee paying purposes. The programme must be a minimum of one year in duration and taught at LSBU.
  • Have achieved the Scholarship’s academic pre-requisites in the qualification being considered for entry, according to the Appendix in the Terms and Conditions (PDF File 67 KB).

All decisions are made by the scholarship panel and are final.

Course entry requirements

Each course has specific entry requirements, which are listed on each course in the tab ‘Entry requirements’. Search Course Finder for full course information including entry requirements.

You must have five GCSE passes at grade C or above – including English and Maths – to study any of our courses. We’ll also accept Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English in place of GCSEs. If you completed your English and Maths GCSE under the new grading system, you’ll need a grade 4 or higher.

UCAS Tariff points explained

Undergraduate university courses explain their entry requirements in UCAS Tariff points. For home students, many of the qualifications you hold, such as GCE A-levels, BTEC National or qualifications at a level comparable to them, give you a Tariff point score.

Tariff point requirements vary across courses so make sure you read the entry requirements for each course using our Course Finder.

The UCAS tariff calculator is a useful tool to add up what your qualifications are worth in terms of tariff points.

International entry requirements

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Each of our country pages explains specific entry requirements, including the English language qualification you need before studying here.

For a list of our accepted English language entry requirements please see below or visit your country page. For more details, or with any questions, please email [email protected].

Exam nameUndergraduate level requiredPostgraduate level required (for ‘MSc with Internshi’ requirements, please see below)
Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)6.0 (with no component below 5.5)6.5 (with no component below 5.5), subject to course. Check course entries in our Course Finder for specific information.
TOEFL iBTOverall score: 80Reading: 18
Listening: 17
Writing: 17
Speaking: 20
Overall score: 90Reading: 18
Listening: 17
Writing: 17
Speaking: 20
Pearson Test of English
Academic (PTE Academic)
Overall score: 52  (minimum score required in each skill area is 51)Overall score: 60 (minimum score required in each skill area is 51)
Cambridge English:FirstAdvancedProficiencyOverall score: 169 (with no score below 162)Overall score: 180 (with no score below 162)
LanguageCert SELT or International ESOL (IESOL) ExamB2 CommunicatorC1 ExpertC2 MasteryHigh PassMinimum score required in each skill area is 33*(*For C2 Mastery, min score for Listening is 25)High PassMinimum score required in each skill area is 33*(*For C2 Mastery, min score for Listening is 25)
Trinity ISEPass ISE II with ‘Distinction’ in all 4 componentsPass ISE III with ‘Pass’ in all 4 components
GCSE / O-Level / IGCSE English Language (Edexcel/ Cambridge Overseas exam boards)Grade CGrade C
A Level / AS Level English LanguageGrade CGrade C

Other English Language certificates and qualifications are accepted. Find out more (PDF File 124 KB).

For LSBU Business School ‘MSc with Internship’ course, please see English Language requirements here (PDF File 62 KB).

Application Procedure:


If you are an overseas student (and a national of a country outside the EU) or an EU national that does not have settled status, you can complete the LSBU Online Application Form. It is very important to upload all the necessary supporting documents as they are required to process your application.

You will be able to make 1 application and choose up to 2 courses to apply to.

Alternative application systems

If your course is not listed in our LSBU Online Application System you can apply via the following national application services:

  • International undergraduate students (full-time and part-time) can apply via UCAS.

What happens next?

Once you have submitted your online application you will receive an email confirming that it has been successfully received and that your application is being checked by our International Admissions Team.

Your application will be reviewed by an International Admissions Officer and you will then receive an email stating your ID number to be used for any questions you may have about the status of your application.

Receiving a decision

The International Admissions Team will contact you once a decision has been made or if further information is required.

The decision will be made on the standard entry criteria for the course you have applied for (in accordance with our Admissions Policy) but we will also take into account your immigration history if you require a Student Sponsor visa.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or our courses please contact our International Enquiries Manager: [email protected] or +44 20 7123 4842