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Studying with The London Institute of Banking & Finance online

You’ll study in a virtual learning environment that uses the latest learning technology and is provided by our partners, the International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

You’ll benefit from innovative multimedia tools and study materials, delivered by experts from both LIBF and IU, including:

  • lecture notes

  • learning videos

  • revision courses

  • online consultations, and

  • live sessions with lecturers.

We also incorporate reports and case studies from everyday professional life into our courses.

Yes. One-to-one support is a fundamental part of what we do (see Will I be given academic support during my studies?). There are also Microsoft groups and online forums where you can meet fellow students for mutual support.

More information about student support is available here.

Yes. Once you’ve completed the self-assessment tests at the end of each module, your module exam or assessment will be activated automatically. You can schedule this online for a time that best suits you.

Yes. You’ll need to write a final dissertation at the end of your studies. Our staff will be there to provide you with the support and guidance you need.

Even before you start, our study advisers will walk you through the application and enrolment process. Once you’ve begun your studies, our support staff will take care of administration and answer any questions you might have.

And, of course, our IT Helpdesk is always on hand to make sure that your virtual campus, MyCampus, is working smoothly.

Yes. Academic supervisors will be on hand to help you manage your studies and prepare for exams.

If you’re struggling to balance your studies with your other commitments, your personal study coach will help you with organisation and planning.

Yes. Many of our students have work, family and other life commitments, so we have designed our online study programmes to take time constraints into account.

The full-time study period for an undergraduate degree is three years. There are two part-time options: four or six years. The full-time study period for our master’s and MBA degrees is 18 months.

Here, too, there is a part-time option that runs for two years.

No. All lessons and exams are online and there’s no need for you to come to London at any stage. However, you’re welcome to join student societies and attend on-campus events if you wish.

Applications for our online courses will open in June.

You’ll find all the information you need to complete your application on our How to apply page. Click here to go directly to the online application.

Our Study Advisory Team will also be happy to guide you through the application process.

You can contact them by:


phone:  +44 20 3936 4055.

Applications for our online courses will open in June.

If you’re a UK-based undergraduate student, you choose to start studying in January, April, June or October.

If you’re a UK-based postgraduate student, you can start studying at the beginning of any month you like.

There are no fixed start dates for international students. So, you can apply online for your distance learning course to start on any date of the year.

Applications for our online courses will open in June.

As soon as you’ve accepted our offer – by signing and returning the study contract and all relevant documentation.

Once that’s done, we’ll send you your log-in details on your chosen start date and you can begin your course.

The MyCampus portal is a cutting-edge virtual learning environment (VLE) developed by our partners at the International University of Applied Sciences (IU) and used by tens of thousands of students.

When you log into MyCampus, you’ll find information on all your modules, study materials, documents and dates. We’ll send you your log-in details as soon as you have enrolled with us.

No. The course is 100% online and there is no need for you to travel to the UK.

Yes. At the end of your course you’ll be invited to attend an online graduation ceremony.

We also offer onsite courses at various levels. Please see our campus study pages for more details.

Our credentials

The London Institute of Banking & Finance is a private specialist university college with a campus in London. It is listed in the UK’s Office for Students Register as a higher education provider and has been awarding degrees since 2010.

Founded on the idea of empowering people to succeed in a digital world, IU International University of Applied Sciences first came into existence in 1998. Since receiving accreditation from the German Council of Science and Humanities, IU has grown into Germany’s biggest university with over 100,000 students.

IU is the first German university to achieve a 5-star rating and 99 out of 100 points on QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the world’s most popular source for comparative data on universities. IU topped the ranks in programme structure, technology, graduate employability, and student faculty engagement.

Yes. LIBF is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS) and most comply with all OfS' Conditions of Registration. We are also a member of The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

LIBF has over 140 years of business and finance expertise. By joining forces with IU, we can also draw on over 20 years of experience in online learning.

This means that we offer students a highly flexible learning environment with state-of-the-art study materials and one-to-one support.

British universities enjoy an excellent reputation around the world for the quality of their teaching.

As a UK registered university college, we meet rigorous UK standards for higher education. This means that an LIBF degree will open doors for you wherever in the world you are based.

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Exams and other assessments

Exams are 100% online and you’ll be able to take yours when you’ve passed your self-assessments. You can book your exam slot whenever suits you – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

You have two options for sitting an online exam:

  • reserve a fixed slot in advance, or

  • choose one at short notice.

Slots are available 24 hours a day all year round.

When booking a slot, you’ll see all available dates from at least 24 hours ahead. You can then choose a time to sit your exam that fits in with your schedule.

Exams last between 90 and 180 minutes, depending on the module.

We’ll share your results on the learning platform about six weeks after you sit your exam.

No. Some modules require you to submit written work instead.

During my studies

Yes. You’ll be given an electronic student ID card.

Yes. You can apply for a leave of absence for legitimate personal reasons such as illness, bereavement, and other family or personal emergencies.

This will depend. Please contact your study coach to discuss whether this is possible in your case.

Please talk to your study coach to find out what your options are.

All you need is a reasonably up-to-date computer – desktop or laptop – with a stable internet connection and a webcam.

Other internet-capable devices, such as tablets or smartphones, will also be useful. For full details, see the online learning page.

Yes. Once you’re registered as a student, you’ll be able to access our online library. Here, you can search for unlimited journal articles and literature and download them in e-book form.

You’ll have access to extensive interactive study materials in the IU MyCampus learning environment, some of which draw from examples of real-life business situations.

These include video tutorials, podcasts, interactive PDFs, presentations and e-books from our online library.

Yes, you can interact with other students on our virtual campus, eg, by using Microsoft Teams.

Yes. If you want to, you’re welcome to join student societies and to attend social and networking events on campus.

Yes. You can sign up for a variety of student discounts with your email address. These include Unidays, Student Beans, Totum (NUS), ISIC and Amazon Prime Student.

Please note that not all discounts are available in all countries.

If you’re a UK student, you’ll receive an iPad preloaded with everything you need to get started. You can use this throughout your studies, and it will be our gift to you when you graduate.

For logistical reasons, we’re not able to provide this service to international students at present. Should this change, we will let you know as soon as we can!

Once enrolled, you will be expected to meet LIBF's policies and standards.

Achieving the second degree, also known as the dual award, from IU is subject to meeting IU's entry requirements and academic regulations.

Each module is led by either LIBF or IU. The academic regulations of the lead institution will apply.

Entry requirements

Discover our undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements. We consider each application and individual set of circumstances on a case-by-case basis. If you're unsure if you meet the admissions criteria, get in touch and we'll talk through it with you.

If English is not your native language, you must provide proof of English proficiency. Full details can be found in our entry requirements.

Yes, we take all factors into consideration. In fact, applicants’ personal statements are a key part of the application process. We may also invite you for an interview in person, by telephone or video call.

If you’re unsure whether you qualify for the course that interests you, please get in touch.

Yes, we take all factors into consideration. In fact, applicants’ personal statements are a key part of the application process. We may also invite you for an interview in person, by telephone or video chat.

If you have any concerns or questions about your eligibility for the programme, please get in touch.

Fees and funding options

The total fees are: 

  • £20,805 (£2,850 scholarship available) for an undergraduate course  

  • £9,750 (£2,000 scholarship available) for a postgraduate master’s course  

  • £10,250 (£2,000 scholarship available) for an MBA  

Use our tuition fee calculator to check your course fees. Simply go to the relevant course page and enter the country where you currently live and the desired duration of study. You will directly see the cost of your individual tuition fees. 

The total fees are: 

  • £20,805 (£13,523 with an international scholarship) for an undergraduate course  

  • £9,750 (£6,338 with an international scholarship) for a postgraduate master’s course  

  • £10,250 (£6,663 with an international scholarship) for an MBA  

Use our tuition fee calculator to check your course fees. Simply go to the relevant course page and enter the country where you currently live and the desired duration of study. You will directly see the cost of your individual tuition fees. 

Yes. Fees can be paid in monthly instalments, annually or in one go.

Yes. A fee reduction of 2% will be given for paying annually in advance, or 10% if you pay for your course in full at the start of your studies.

We accept payments by bank transfer or credit card. 

Undergraduate distance learners aren’t eligible for maintenance loans. However, UK-based students studying a master’s or MBA qualify for the full loan amount, which covers both fees and some living costs. Our scholarships may also help with your living costs.

UK-based students can apply for a tuition fee loan at undergraduate level or the master’s loan at postgraduate level from Student Finance England. You can find out more about eligibility for tuition fee loans on our tuition fees page

If you can't see your course on the Student Loan Company website, it may be because of the study mode you have chosen. You must select to study part-time in the first few steps of making your student loan application, even if you wish to study full-time. The part-time loan is enough to cover the tuition fees for your online degree.

If you have already started an application but selected full-time study, please cancel this application and begin a new one, correctly picking the 'Part Time' loan option.

If you still have any difficulties, please get in touch and we'll help you get set up.

Yes, we offer several scholarships as follows:

UK Undergraduate Scholarship (£2,850 in total)

If you’re UK-based and have enrolled on one of our online undergraduate courses, you can apply for the LIBF Undergraduate Scholarship to help finance your studies and the equipment you need for your degree.

UK Postgraduate Scholarship – Academic (£2,000)

If you live in the UK and have signed up for our online postgraduate programme, you can apply for an LIBF UK Postgraduate Scholarship. The Academic scholarship is for students from an academic background who have no professional work experience.

UK Postgraduate Scholarship – Professional (£2,000)

If you’re in the UK and are taking one of our online postgraduate courses, you can apply for a postgraduate scholarship. This will help you to cover your living expenses as you study for your master’s degree. The Professional Scholarship is aimed at students from a professional working background.

International scholarships – 35% off your tuition fees

If you’re studying online with LIBF from outside of the UK, you may be entitled to a scholarship for your undergraduate or postgraduate course.

See our Scholarships page for more information and details on how to apply.

No. Everything’s included in the tuition fee. Applying for the online degrees is completely free, just fill out the form and click submit.

Dual degree

Students who apply for a dual degree – and who meet the German entry requirements – will receive two graduation certificates when they complete their studies. They’ll get an LIBF degree and a German certificate from the International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

Get more information here.

To find out if you meet the requirements for upgrading to the dual degree, please contact one of our study advisers.

We’ll make a final decision when we review your application, but please contact us if you’d like to find out sooner.

The IU award is subject to meeting IU's entry requirements and academic regulations.

If you are also eligible for the German degree, IU will award it to you when you have completed your studies. This will be the same degree but without the finance specialisation.

You’ll find full details on each course page or here.

No. These courses are delivered entirely online.

With a dual degree, you’ll be awarded a second internationally-recognised degree without having to take any additional course or modules.

Having both degrees on your CV could also improve your international career prospects.

When you apply to study with us, we will notify you if you’re eligible for a dual degree from LIBF and International University of Applied Sciences.

After graduation

Our graduates typically work in business, technology, banking or financial services. For many, the next step is a promotion in their current role or a graduate trainee scheme in corporate, commercial, investment or retail finance companies.

Others join one of the ‘Big Four’ professional services firms – PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte – pursue a career in wealth and asset management or start their own business.

Yes. Our Careers and Employability team advises all graduates for up to three years after their graduation. The team offers personalised, sector-specific advice and career coaching on everything from interview techniques and job-search strategies.

Yes. Our higher education alumni are entitled to 10% off their fees if they study for a second degree with us.

Any questions?

If you have any queries about how to apply, our courses, or anything else, please ask for help.

Darren Parkin

Study Adviser

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm, UK time.

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