The origins of London South Bank University (LSBU) can be traced back to the foundation of Borough Polytechnic Institute in South London in the year 1892. In 1956, it was granted with the status of a Regional College of Technology. In 1970, the Polytechnic merged with the Brixton School of Building, the National College of Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering and the City of Westminster College to form the Polytechnic of the South Bank. In 1987, the Polytechnic was renamed as South Bank Polytechnic and was given the right to confer research degrees in 1990. The next year, it merged with South West London College and Central Catering College at Waterloo. It received university status in 1992 and became South Bank University. It was finally given its current name on 1st September 2003. According to the rankings given under “University League Table 2020” by The Complete University Guide, the university was ranked 87.
Situated in London city centre, the LSBU campus features the first-rate infrastructure and offers excellent academic, recreational and residential facilities. It has hi-tech laboratories including forensic labs, Spatial Analysis and Informatics Lab (SAIL), psychology labs, Acoustics Lab, Digital Architecture Robotics Lab (DARLab), a Pub Lab, a chemical lab, interviewing rooms, a physiology suite and Therapeutic Radiography VERT Lab. The campus also houses Student Centre, Perry Library, Clarence Centre and Keyworth Event Theatre. It offers many options for convenient and comfortable on-campus accommodation.
University at a glance
% International Students:
Total International Students:
1 : 1.32
No. of Campuses:
Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense:
INR 6.3 Lakh
International Students Website:
World University Ranking – QS 2021
#751 – 800