New Student Programme Registration

Welcome to the London School of Economics and Political Science.  We are delighted that you have chosen to study at the School. 

One of the first things we ask you to do when you arrive is to register on your degree programme. On these pages, you will find information on all aspects of registration for undergraduate and taught masters students.

Research students should refer to the Research Degrees Unit| for information.

What happens at Registration?

In order to become an official student of the LSE, you must register in person at the School. When registering, you will be issued with an identity card which provides, amongst other things, access to your library account. 

Please note that registration is for degree programmes only. You are not required to choose individual courses (modules) at registration. For details on registering for your course, please see the Course Registration| web pages.

Required Admissions documents

In order to avoid delaying your registration, please ensure that you have submitted all required documents before you arrive at the School.

Documents required at registration

All Students:

  • Your original offer letter (all students) or a printed copy of your Statement of Confirmation (Undergraduates only)
  • Any outstanding Admissions documents

UK and EEA Students:

  • Photographic identification that verifies your UK or EEA nationality, such as your passport or national identity card. Please note that a driving licence does not verify nationality and is therefore not sufficient for registration purposes.*

Non-EEA Students entering the UK with a visa:

Please note that, in accordance with UK Border Agency regulations, the School is required to make a copy of all students' passports at registration.  Please also note that if you do not bring the appropriate identification document as outlined above, we will not be able to register you on your programme.  

Please note that the 'UK Border Agency' is now called the 'Home Office'.  Our guides and government websites still refer to 'UK Border Agency' or 'UKBA'.

For further information about visas and immigration please see the Information for Offer holders| and Information for New Arrivals| sections of the Student Services Centre website. 

*UK citizens who do not hold a passport can register with the following documents: 

A full birth certificate or adoption certificate issued in the United Kingdom which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder's (adoptive) parents, produced in combination with an official document giving the person's National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or an previous employer, or a valid photo ID such as a UK driving licence. 

Where is Registration?

Registration will either be in the Hong Kong Theatre (Clement House) or in the Student Services Centre (Old Building). Check for the location of your registration on the schedules in the 'When is Registration' section below.

Check the campus map| for the location of Clement House and the Old Building.

When is Registration?

For the Registration schedule, please select from the following:

Proof of Registration Status

If you need documentation that proves that you have registered, you can print copies of your Certificate of Registration| approximately one hour after you have registered by logging into LSE for You (LFY). Be careful to check that your addresses are up to date.  The place you live during term-time (usually in London) should be your Contact Address and your family home (or international address) should be your Permanent Address. Use the Addresses tab in LSE for You to update your information if it is not already correct.

Bring the printed Certificate of Registration and your new ID card to the Student Services Centre during opening hours| to have the certificate signed and stamped by a member of staff. It will then be an official document that can prove your status as a student.However, please note that this version may not be sufficient to open a bank account.  Visit Setting up a bank account| for details on the types of documents required by many banks local to LSE.

Specific Requirements

The School is committed to supporting students with disabilities, and we understand that many impairments may be unseen.  If you require special assistance at registration, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our staff.   You can also email us at registry@lse.ac.uk| if you have any queries or concerns.

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