The University of London
The University of London (UoL), established in 1836, is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom. Comprising 17 colleges and 10 specialised research institutes, UoL has a long standing history of academic excellence.
University of London International Programmes
The University of London International Programmes is a unique endeavour to make UoL’s educational expertise and resources available to students across the globe. Notable alumni who hold a UoL International Programmes academic qualification include Mahatma Gandhi; economists such as Robert Coase and Alan Walters; renowned poets and authors such as D.H. Lawrence, Derek Walcott, HG Wells and Chinua Achebe; and Nobel Laureate, Nelson Mandela, amongst others. These international programmes are offered in association with the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), one of the lead colleges under the University of London International Academy. UoL International Programmes have 29 Affiliate Centres in different regions of the world. The Affiliate Centres enable students to pursue a higher education degree with the same academic standards as upheld by UoL colleges in London.
Statute 66 (2)‘Candidates granted degrees and other awards shall have attained the same academic standard irrespective of mode or place of study or examination.’
Being an Affiliate Centre means that ISBF students enroll as students of UoL. They become part of the 54,000 strong international student community and have access to the same academic resources as the students in London. Upon graduating, they are awarded a degree by the University of London, a qualification that is recognised and respected across the globe.
The London School of Economics and Political Science
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) provides the academic direction for the undergraduate and graduate programmes taught at ISBF. ISBF is one of the select few institutes in the world which has been given the “Permission to Teach” status by the LSE. All courses offered at ISBF are designed by the LSE, and students are groomed to cultivate an exploratory and involved approach towards academics. ISBF students access study material and online resources designed by the educators at the LSE. Exam papers are set by the LSE faculty, examinations are conducted at the British Council Centre and transcripts are sent to the LSE for grading. The results are declared globally along with all other Affiliate Centres across the world. LSE is one of the 17 colleges under the University of London International Academy. LSE is ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd among global universities for Social Sciences (Economics) and Management by the QS World University Rankings, 2015. Founded in 1895, LSE is renowned for its academic excellence and outstanding contribution to the social sciences. Its teaching and research is recognised worldwide as a benchmark of quality. LSE alumni include 15 Nobel Prize winners and 34 past or present world leaders.