September 2023 entry

Congratulations on your offer!

We’re delighted to have made you an offer to study with us from September 2023. This page tells you everything you need to know about preparing to join us.


Important dates for your diary

  • Student Networking event - Wednesday 26 April.
  • Welcome Week for new students, Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2023.
  • First week of teaching starts Monday 25 September 2023.


Offer Holder Guide                      Parent Guide

Your student experience

You’ll study three modules per term in your first year with LIBF. Each module has a virtual learning environment (VLE) and will consist of weekly introductory material. 

The material could be a mix of pre-recorded videos, quizzes, articles to read, or a reading from your core text. These should be completed before you attend the lecture.

Your lectures will take place on campus, covering the week’s topic as well as offering a question and answer session to promote discussion. You’ll then attend a seminar to consolidate your learning through activities and group work.

When you’re not in class, you can use our facilities to socialise, catch up with some independent studying or speak with staff and academics.

Our students run several societies – covering everything from football to politics. If you don’t find one that suits you, we’ll support you to create your own!

We also host social events for our students, and give you membership to International Student House (ISH) so you can meet students from universities across London. ISH is a great place to socialise and they regularly organise fun trips, days out and more.

You’ll be supported by your academic tutor, the Library team, Student Support and our onsite counsellor who is available two days a week during term time. Our Careers and Employability team offer drop-in sessions and host events where you can hear from established members of the financial community.

Watch our student webinar                     Find out more about our drop-in sessions

Your application

 If you have submitted your application by 25 January 2023, we will respond to your offer by 18 May 2023.

 If you have received all your offers by 18 May 2023, you have until 8 June 2023 to accept or decline your offer. If you don’t, UCAS will decline them on your behalf so please check  UCAS Hub for your personal deadline.

If you applied after 25 January 2023 and before 30 June 2023, we will respond to your offer by 12 July 2023. You will then have until the 17 July 2023 to accept or decline. If you don’t, UCAS will decline these offers on your behalf. Check UCAS Hub for your personal deadline.

If you applied after 30 June 2023, you will be entered into clearing. Check UCAS Hub for your personal deadline.

Careers and employability

We're in the top 5% for students in employment or in further study after 15 months. Find out more about our Careers and Employability Service to see why.

Library Services at The London Institute of Banking & Finance

As one of our students, you’ll have access to KnowledgeBank – a comprehensive digital library, available online 24/7. KnowledgeBank gives you access to e-books, e-journals, and other resources for your studies, including specialist databases for company and industry research. 

You’ll also have access to our Bloomberg Terminal, where you can access live market data and take Bloomberg certificates to enhance your CV.

The Library team are here to support your studies. We offer a dedicated enquiries service, as well as one-to-one coaching in study skills including:

  • research
  • academic writing 
  • referencing.

In addition to the on-campus Student Centre, where you can find individual study and group working spaces, you will have the option to use the Senate House Library. Located in Bloomsbury, Central London, the Senate House Library provides our students with an additional study space in the evenings and on weekends.



Connect with LIBF

Find a student buddy

Student buddies are here help you prepare for university life. As current students, they can help you with anything from finding accommodation to social activities and preparing for your studies. If you would like to be assigned a student buddy, email us at

Join a student society

Student societies are a great way to meet and socialise with like-minded people. Being a member also gives you a chance to develop new practical and soft skills. We currently have four societies to choose from: Investment society, Politics society, Football society and Women in Finance society.

Catch up with our webinars

As a student you’ll have access to our members–only networking events. At the moment, these events are being held online. If you’d like to see what’s coming up, you can join any of our upcoming webinars or catch up with previous webinars.

LIBF Students' Union

Overseeing the Student Rep programme and our student societies is our new Students' Union. We‘re looking for energetic students that want to make a positive impact on the LIBF experience for everyone .

Listen to our podcasts

The LIBF podcast channel brings you a collection of interviews, lectures and live debates featuring top academics and professionals within the banking and finance sector. Each episode focuses on a different topic, ranging from emerging fields such as sustainable finance and artificial intelligence, to global trade finance.

Student Rep Programme

If you’re interested in taking a leadership role whilst studying at LIBF, why not become a Student Rep? As a Student Rep, you’ll collect feedback from your student cohort, and present opinions to staff and teaching faculty. Student Reps are the voice of the student body and it’s a great way to get involved and make positive changes.


If you’re moving to London to study, you’ll need to find a place to live. Although LIBF doesn’t have its own halls of residence, we’re here to assist you every step of the way when finding a suitable place.

When you start looking for accommodation, one of the first things you’ll need to do is to create a budget based on what you can afford. You’ll then think about where in London is best for you. LIBF is in Zone 1, but the further into central London you move, the more expensive accommodation may be. Living further away from central London may be cheaper, but you need to balance that with transportation costs to find a student accommodation that meets your needs and fits in your budget.


You can find accommodation through our partners at International Student House (ISH) and The Stay Club. There are a variety of London-based accommodation sites where you can browse to find somewhere that meets your needs and budget. We recommend:


If you need assistance with your student accommodation at any time during your journey with LIBF, we are here to help. Please reach out to a member of the Higher Education Support team for assistance by emailing

"I wouldn't have got through my first year without the support from the HE Programmes team" – Cory Knight

Mature learners

The Mature Students’ Programme: rewrite your future  

We welcome students from all ages and background to LIBF. If you are aged 21 or older when you register with us, you’ll be able to join our Mature Students’ Programme. This means that you’ll be eligible for extra support to help you reach your full potential while you’re studying with us, including: 

  • scholarships available for five new students, each worth up to £1,500
  • regular meetings with a member of the HE Programmes team to support you with non-academic matters
  • regular meetings with a member of the faculty to give you extra academic advice and guidance
  • support from our Library team to help you improve your research, academic writing and referencing skills
  • greater flexibility with timetabling options to you manage your responsibilities outside of LIBF
  • an industry mentor to support you in your career aspirations. 


Widening participation

While you’re studying with us you may be eligible for financial support. We offer bursaries, scholarships and prizes, as well as a hardship fund for students in financial difficulty. 

Our STEPS (Support To Enhance Performance & Success) Programme is for students from under-represented backgrounds and includes: 

  • an invitation to a pre-enrolment day where you can meet key staff members who can help with the transition to higher education 
  • the option to have a peer mentor who is a current LIBF student 
  • regular support meetings with an allocated programme support officer  
  • prioritisation for our nano placements in industry
  • a more flexible timetable for those with a known disability, carer or a mature learner, and
  • monitoring of attendance and progress. 





International students

Will you be travelling from outside of the UK to study with us? Check out our dedicated page for international students, where you’ll be able to find useful information about applying and studying with us.

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