London South Bank University
95% Rating
(11 Reviews)

London South Bank University

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a campus university in central London. We were founded in 1892, and the university is just a few minutes’ walk away from the River Thames, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and so many more of London's most renowned attractions.

LSBU's Study Abroad programme allows you to enhance your degree by taking modules from across the university, in subjects varying from Engineering, to Creative Writing, and so many more!

If you meet all of our application deadlines, we can guarantee that you will have single accommodation with a private bathroom in central London – just minutes from the university, and some of London’s most exciting areas.

If you want to Study Abroad in one of the most exciting cities in the world whilst taking a programme full of variety, then this is the programme for you!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Olivia
Female
21 years old
Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University

LSBU summer 2015

9/10

Travelling to London, England was the best decision ever! I made the journey with my boyfriend of three years. During our time in England we took a day trip to Paris where we got engaged! The whole trip was a dream come true. The classes were informative but not overwhelming. The housing was great and very comfortable. We made many lifelong friends that without LSBU we would have never known. We also learned about ourselves as individuals and grew as a couple together. If you ever have the opportunity to venture a study abroad TAKE IT!

How can this program be improved?

I would have brought some room decor from my home in KY to make the space feel more personal and homey.

Lizzie
Female
23 years old
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
London South Bank University

Great Experience

10/10

The people I met when I landed in London were so welcoming and informative. The other students I met when I arrived were all very nice and friendly, which made them all lovely to spend time with outside of class trips and experiences planned by KEI. The classes I took were highly informative and challenging, and I absolutely loved it. Every day I wish I could go back to London to do it all again.

How can this program be improved?

I would change the class options available to the summer students. Although I enjoyed the classes I took, the other students did not seem to like them. I understand that can be difficult with a low number of people taking summer courses as well as faculty leaving for break.

Breanna
Female
23 years old
Lindenhurst, New York
Marist College

Semester Abroad at LSBU

10/10

When I was first thinking about studying abroad all people kept telling me was, "It'll be the best experience of your life" and "You'll come back a different person." Truthfully, I had no idea how right those people were until I studied at LSBU. Deciding to study at LSBU was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They made the transition of living in a different country on my own so much easier than I ever imagined it would be. Studying at LSBU changed my life forever; it opened my eyes to so many different adventures and opportunities. LSBU helped me make life long friendships and gave me memories that I will cherish forever. Studying at LSBU helped me find myself and grow into the person that I always wanted to be. Deciding to do my term abroad at London South Bank University changed my life in ways that I did not even know were possible, and for that this university will always be special to me.

How can this program be improved?

If I could change one thing about this program it would be the living situation. LSBU gave all of the abroad students housing which was great but the housing is kind of run down. My biggest problem was that there wasn't wifi in the flat which made it extremely difficult as an abroad student. One of the biggest things for abroad students is wifi because it gives us the opportunity to talk to others from home, like family members and friends, for free. Luckily, I was able to set up my computer as a hotspot to gain wifi in my bedroom but, before I figured out how to do that it was extremely difficult for me to keep contact with my family members.

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George-Ann
Female
21 years old
New York
Pace University

So Much To See... so Little Time

10/10

London was a wonderful place to live in and the university is primely situated less than a 15 minute walk from London Bridge and Southbank Centre so there was lots to see and do.

The academics where great, although there was a little confusion with scheduling at first, the semester jumped to a great start and all of the lecturers where kind and made sure I adjusted to the new academic system so that I could succeed.

I made a few special friends during my time there that I keep in contact with every day. The area was really safe and there were multiple check in points for ID and keycard swiping throughout the school buildings and the dorms-- no one who shouldn't be there could get in unless they were let in.

There was also lots to do as far as bars, restaurants and shows to attend less than a stone's throw away. Soho Theatre's affordable plays and comedy shows, Elephant and Castle Tesco for cheap groceries, and even just getting to airports for weekend sojourns to the continent were all within reach.

I'd definitely recommend this programme to a friend.

How can this program be improved?

Probably just better integration of the study abroad student's scheduling as there was a bit of commotion with the scheduling and the portal for the first few days of classes.

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Katie
Female
23 years old
Austin, Texas
Marist College

Missing London Every Day

9/10

London is one of those places that you can explore for years and still not see all of it, and LSBU is at a great location for that. No more than 10 minutes to London Bridge, which has all the buses and trains you could need, it's also only about 15 minutes walk to the Southbank area, which I liked for its culture (Borough Market was also a favorite of mine as well, which was about 7 minutes from my dorm). The program directors are great and really want you to become Londoners, even if you're only there for a semester. I learned a lot about the British education system! They help walk you through the differences (courses aren't classes, that's your major!)

I really loved London, and LSBU made the transition to life there pretty easy :) with study abroad we seem to want to go everywhere in Europe, but I can't stress enough how great it is to explore all that London has as well!

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