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.
Use your MyAccount to browse FAQs to common questions, send us a question or book a one-to-one appointments with one of our advisors, at a time that suits you, either in-person, by phone or over video call using Microsoft Teams.
Log in with your usual LSBU email and your password - the same one that you use for Microsoft 365 and your email.
If you haven't used MyAccount before - and want to find out more about how to use the great features there - see this page about MyAccount for a general overview.
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.
As a student on a sponsored visa you are required to provide us with UK contact details – please update your information using this form, and include your UK mobile number and postal address. We expect you to live close to the University or within accessible travel. Please update your contact details as soon as possible or you may be risk of being withdrawn.
As a student on a sponsored visa, you are expected to attend all of your sessions and engage fully in your course. This is integral to successfully completing your degree. Absences are reviewed for exceptional, serious circumstances only - please consult the Academic Engagement Policy for more information.
If you need to be absent for any reason, please inform the Visa Sponsored Student Monitoring Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and contact the Student Life Centre for additional support either by visiting the helpdesk on campus or by emailing email@example.com. If we do not authorise your absence, you may be withdrawn from the University and your visa will be cancelled.
The following tools will help you prepare for your studies in the UK by familiarising yourself with UK culture and Higher Education.
Study UK: Prepare to Study and Live in the UK is an online course offered under the British Council-led Study UK campaign. This course will give you all the help you need to study and thrive in the UK. You’ll become familiar with studying in English and how higher education courses are structured, gaining a clear understanding of what to expect. You’ll also develop self-study skills, whilst getting a taste of life in the UK.
The UK Council Of International Students Affairs (UKCISA) has useful information about British academic culture and the study methods used by UK institutions. We also recommend you to check Prepare for Success an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study in further or higher education.
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.
You can find out everything you need to know about graduation, including some information about visa requirements, in our Graduating students section.