International students


We realise that coming to university in a different country has its ups and downs. That's why we've put together this section especially for international students, so that we can offer you the support and guidance you need.

International Student Handbook

This handbook is designed to help you settle into life at LSBU, as well as life in the UK and London.


Click here to view the International Student Handbook 

Tier 4 Student and Sponsor Responsibilities

This booklet contains important information about your obligations as a student with a Tier 4 (General) student visa.  

It aims to help you understand these obligations and protect your immigration status in the UK. The booklet also highlights the University's responsibilities as the Sponsor of your Tier 4 (General) student visa. Please read it carefully and contact us if you have any questions.


Click here to view Tier 4 Student and Sponsor Responsibilities 

Prepare Academically 

Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study in further or higher education. It contains learning resources which are activity-based to help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study.


Click here to access the academic tool Prepare for Success

Keeping in Touch

We understand that staying in touch with friends and family is important, especially if this is your first time away from home. Fortunately, staying in the heart of London, there’s a wide range of communication channels at your fingertips.

In your welcome pack we will include a SIM card with £5 credit which you could use on during the first week. 


You can find out all you need to know about accommodation, including who to talk to if you have any questions, by visiting the Accommodation page. 

International students with Disabilities or Dyslexia

We have a dedicated service for students with disabilities or dyslexia that can help you while you're studying with us. For more information please visit Disability & Dyslexia Support. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

University life is exciting, stimulating and hard work. We know that life as a student can sometimes bring a set of unique challenges and that life outside of university can sometimes be just as demanding as your studies. For further information about who to get appointments, please check the Mental Health and Wellbeing page

Using the Library

You can find out about using the library, including getting help with research for assignments, by taking a look at the Library pages. 

Immigration and International Student Advice

We have a dedicated advice service that can advise you on visa and immigration issues before you arrive in the UK and while you're studying with us. You can also speak to us about general welfare issues, such as settling into life in the UK, as well as any personal problems you may have.

We run one-to-one appointments, workshops and provide advice by email and over the phone. For more information visit the Advice page.


You can find out everything you need to know about graduation, including some information about visa requirements, in our Graduating students section. 




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Contact us
Immigration and International Student Advice Team

Student Life Centre.

To book a 30 minute appointment with the team email with the following details:

  •     name
  •     student ID
  •     preferred time and day
  •     nature of enquiry.
+44 (0)20 7815 7037 / +44 (0)20 7815 6156
Appointments: Mon-Fri
10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

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