London South Bank UniversityUsman Majid
London South Bank University was founded in 1892 and officially gained full university status in 1992. Practical education and employability are given a strong focus 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 located 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, and the University received the highest possible rating for the quality of its education from the independent Quality Assurance Agency.
London South Bank University also offer a wide range of scholarships and discounts for international students, including nationality scholarships, fee-discounts for alumni and a 5% discount for early payment of tuition fees.
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 international orientation at the beginning of term to make students feel as at home and comfortable as possible. London South Bank University has a continuous Health Service centre that maintains and promotes health and safety for all its students.
- 107th in the Times University Guide 2019
- 78th in the Guardian University Guide 2019
Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, London South Bank emerged as one of the top three modern universities in London after 73% of its research was given either the highest 4* or 3* ranking for ‘impact’. In 2017, London South Bank was named ‘University of the Year for Graduate Employment’ by the Times University Guide.
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 is also able to assist students in finding private rented accommodation in and around London.
London South Bank University’s main campus is situated 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 is very easy to reach and be a part of.
All of the London South Bank University’s major teaching and learning buildings are within a small area, which is unusual for university in a major city and of a huge benefit to students.