Intercollegiate Registration

Students from other colleges of the University of London who wish to take a course at LSE as part of their degree can register at LSE as intercollegiate students. In order to do so, you should meet the following conditions:

  • You should be currently registered on a University of London degree programme.
  • The course you wish to take at LSE should form part of your degree programme. Visiting students (for example students on their junior year abroad) are not eligible for intercollegiate registration.
  • You should be accepted onto your chosen LSE course of study by the academic responsible for it. The academic department responsible for your degree programme at your home institution will also need to approve of you taking the LSE course.
  • The appropriate authority at your home college (normally the Registry) must give you permission to attend a course at LSE and agree to pay LSE's fee.

How to register

Students who meet the above conditions should collect the Admission as an Intercollegiate Student   form, (also available from the Student Services Centre (SSC) counter from July each year). 

Please read the notes on the form carefully and complete all the relevant sections. Some sections will need to be completed by your home college and others by the relevant LSE academic.

Once completed, the form should be returned to the SSC counter along with a passport-sized photograph. If you wish to send an electronic photo, please email the file to, including details of your full name and home institution, and using a subject line of ‘Intercollegiate Registration Photo’. Please do not send this photo until you have received all of the necessary approvals required by the registration form. The electronic photo should be a colour image in the JPEG (.jpg) format, provide a true likeness, include your full face and shoulders, be no larger than 16kb and have approximate dimensions of 300 pixels wide by 400 pixels high.



Submit your registration form by 14 September 2015. 

LSE Student ID Cards and LSE IT Accounts

If you submit a fully completed registration form and photograph to us by 14 September, you will be able to collect your ID card from the Student Services Centre from 21 September 2015 and your LSE IT account will be activated by 23 September 2015. 

If you submit your form and photograph after 22 September, your ID card and IT account will be ready within five to seven working days from the date you submit your documents. If you submit after the deadline you will be emailed when your card is ready to be collected from the Student Services Centre. 


What LSE courses are available to Intercollegiate students?

This will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to, the number of students currently enrolled on the course and the previous study that the prospective intercollegiate student has undertaken.

Please see the Academic Departments web page for details on the subject areas taught at LSE. The individual course guides for undergraduate and postgraduate students will provide detailed information on every course offered at the School, including the method(s) by which they are assessed.

N.B. Intercollegiate students who wish to take an undergraduate course in the LSE Department of Law must secure a place by 9 July 2015. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Intercollegiate students who wish to take an undergraduate course in the LSE Department of Economics should first consult Undergraduate Programmes.

How can I find out when the courses in which I am interested will be taught?

The timetables website provides the times and locations of every course taught in the current academic year.

How do I obtain the approval of the LSE academic teaching the course I would like to study?

Many LSE buildings have restricted access, so it is advisable to make your initial enquiries regarding intercollegiate study by email. The department teaching the course in which you are interested will have contact details on their website to which you can address your initial query.

Will I have to pay a tuition fee to the LSE for taking an intercollegiate course?

No. One of the conditions of the intercollegiate registration is that your home institution must agree to pay LSE's tuition fee on your behalf.

When and where can I collect my LSE student ID card?

LSE student ID cards will be available from 21 September 2015 for all students who have submitted a fully completed form and photograph to us by Monday 14 September 2015. If the completed form and photograph are submitted after 14 September 2015, an ID card will be produced within five to seven working days. Cards can be collected at the Student Services Centre. 

Why do I need an LSE student ID card?

The LSE student ID card provides access to School buildings, including the Library, and will act as your library card. Please note that you will not be able to access School buildings until your card has been issued.

Will I get an LSE email account?

All intercollegiate students will have access to an LSE email account and the LSE IT network. Once your application has been processed, you will be able to activate your IT account by following the instructions on this page: New Student IT Guide. This will also allow you to create a login for the School’s online portal, LSE for You. Providing we receive your completed application documents by 14 September 2015, you will be able to activate your IT account from 23 September 2015.

How can I access my timetable?

Intercollegiate student timetables will be available via LSE for You on 25 September 2015.