Application guidance and entry criteria

International admissions  

Welcome to the International Admissions Office

At London Met we understand that the needs of international students are different to those joining us from within the UK and EU areas. On this page you can find all of the information and links you need to make the application process as simple as possible. Find advice about how to apply, our entry requirements, our English language requirements, and advice about moving to the UK.

The application process: How admissions works


Stage 1: choosing your course

The first step for you as a new applicant is to choose the course you wish to undertake. If you have any questions at this stage you can contact our international recruitment team who will be happy to assist you and provide information about our courses. You can begin a conversation about a course you are interested in by emailing our recruitment team at:

We often have representatives of London Metropolitan University visiting countries all around the world. You can find out the latest planned trips to see if we will be visiting near you, here: Meet us overseas 

Stage 2: applying for your course

Once you have decided on your course you need to submit an application as soon as possible making sure you observe the international application deadlines. The method of application depends on the type of course you are applying for. The application methods available for each course are listed on the course page. You should check these details carefully to avoid any delay in your application reaching us.

You should observe our international application guidance before submitting an application. Please see here: International application advice

Stage 3: awaiting and responding to your offer

Once the University receives your application you will receive a communication from us acknowledging this. You will also obtain your London Metropolitan University application ID and details about using, the applicant portal (Evision). At this point your application will enter the pending decision/consideration stage, and we will communicate with you again, either to request more information (such as a qualification transcript, portfolio, or piece of written work) for assessment, or to advise you of our decision.

If you are successful in receiving an offer from us you will receive a communication detailing a conditional or unconditional offer, and this will contain further information and instruction. If your application is unsuccessful we will also contact you advising you of this, and our reasons for the decision. You can find out more about offers here: Information and advice for offer holders.

Stage 4: Immigration and enrolment

After obtaining an unconditional offer you will need to focus on making preparations to join the university and your arrangements to come to the UK (if you are not already here). You will receive further information about when and where to arrive, and how to attend your course enrolment closer to the enrolment period of your course.

You should be considering your accommodation and finances as soon as possible before the start of term, and you should also be aware of, and be prepared to meet, any immigration requirements such as obtaining a student visa at the earliest opportunity. You can find a variety of information about moving to London here: Immigration and Arrival Advice: New Students.

International office contacts

Please use the following contacts if you have not been able to find the answers you need to any of the following areas of information.


International admissions - Questions about your application or offer of admission


tel: +44(0)20 7133 4200 

International recruitment - Questions about qualifications and overseas visits


tel: +44 (0)20 7133 3317


International immigration advice - Questions about immigration and visas


tel: +44 (0)20 7133 4186


Scholarship applications and enquiries - Questions about Scholarships


tel: +44 (0)20 7133 3317


International programmes office - Questions about exchange, study abroad, and Erasmus programmes 


tel: +44 (0)20 7133 3379

Overseas offices

You may benefit from advice and support from the University's overseas representatives in your country. You can contact our overseas office colleagues with any questions that you may have.

We have an International Liaison Officer based in Chennai, India. 

International Liaison Officer
Tel: +91 98402 13232

Other university departments


Here is a list of links to other university departments, covering a variety of areas that you may want to contact during the process of your admission. 

EU Admissions and course enquiries

Student Services

Library services

Immigration advice

Important information for applicants

More information for offer holders

Academic term dates

Read about the key periods of the academic year, including academic terms and semester dates.

International tuition fee funding

Information about international tuition fees and funding

The Student Zone

Your guide to your studies at London Met

Terms and Conditions of Your Offer

Read some of the policy information relating to your offer and being a student with us.

Find out more about London Met


Browse our undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses download a copy to keep.

Meet us Overseas

Find out when our dedicated team of University staff will next be visiting a city near you.


Keep up to date with all of the latest and featured news from throughout the University.

Study abroad programmes

Find out about studying in our Exchange, Study Abroad, and Erasmus programmes

London Office

Are you based in London? Our London office will give you advice and help you with your application to study with us