New Student Programme Registration

When you first arrive at LSE you'll be asked to formally register.  On these pages, you will find information about registration for undergraduate, general course and taught post graduate students.  MPhil and PhD should refer to the PhD Academy Pages  for information about how to register.

What happens at Registration?

In order to become an student at LSE, you must register in person. During registration we check your eligibility to study in the UK, offically enrol you on your programme and issue you with your LSE ID Card.  

You are not required to choose individual courses (modules) at registration. For details on registering for your course, please see the  Course Choice web pages.

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 if you have any queries or concerns.

Before Registration

Before coming to registration please make sure that you have;

  • Submitted all of your required admissions documents and completed your Financial Undertaking Form. The Graduate and Undergraduate admissions teams will be available to process last minute documents on the day but this is likely to significantly delay your registration.
  • Collated all of the documents you will need (see below).

What to bring with you

When you register we are legally required to check your eligibility to study in the UK. We do this by checking various documents. The documents you'll need vary depending on your nationality, visa (if applicable) and level of study. If you do not bring the appropriate identification documents we will not be able to register you on your programme.

In accordance with UK Home Office requirements, the School is required to take a scan of  ALL students' passports or national identity cards at registration.  

All Students should bring:

  • Your original Offer Letter or a printed copy of your Statement of Confirmation 
  • Any outstanding documents to complete your application

UK and EEA Students should also bring:

  • Your Passport or National ID Card UK or EEA nationality, such as your passport or national identity card. A driving licence does not verify nationality and is therefore not sufficient for registration purposes.
  • UK citizens who do not hold a passport can register with alternative documents but this will take significantly longer. If you are registering without a passport, please note we require the same combination of documents as required for a DBS application. 

Students from outside the EEA should also bring:

  • Evidence that you are in the process of applying for an LSE Tier 4 Visa (usually the application coversheet) 
  • A copy of your current visa and passport. 
  • If you are registering with a Tier 4 application in process in the UK, you should be aware that registration is likely to take significantly longer. We cannot accept evidence that you have a Tier 4 application in progress outside the UK at registration.

When should I register?

You can find out your registration date by following the links below:

We expect you to register on time, however we also recognise that this may not always be possible. If you expect to register late please first make sure that your department is happy with late registration. If so, please check this page for details of late registration dates which will be published towards during Welcome Week.