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How to contact us

Staff in the Student Services Centre can answer general questions, or refer you on to specialist teams as appropriate. 


If your query is related to fees, financial support, immigration or admissions, you may be referred to specialist drop-in sessions.


International Students

These links will be refreshed for Welcome Week 2016 (Monday 19 - Friday 23 September) in August 2016.

In the meantime, please feel free to take a look at the 2015/16 information for international students about how to settle into living in the UK as quickly as possible.

Entering the UK

This page gives top tips from the UK Border Force for students arriving in the UK for the first time.

Culture shock

Arriving in a different country with a new culture can at times be overwhelming. This page seeks to give you some advice on how to deal with culture shock and where to receive support. 

New to the UK

There are many different things to consider when planning a move to the UK, here are a few important things to consider: clothing and weather, electricity supply, English law,  driving in the UK and mobile phones.

International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT)

If you need any UK visa advice the ISVAT team will be able to give you support and guidance.  The team are the only team at the LSE designated to advise you on the UK student immigration rules.


If you would like to learn more about British culture and spend time with a British family HOST UK (a charity that is supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office) will be able to give you that opportunity. 

Registering with the police

Some nationalities must register with the police when they arrive in the UK.  You only have to register if your  Biometric Residence Permit or decision letter says you must. You can check the list of nationalities who need to register at:

Home Office (see Part 10 and appendix 2)

Early arrivals

If you are arriving in London before Welcome Week, you may wish to attend one of our sessions designed to help you settle in to life in the UK.  Visit the Welcome Week Events webpage for further information.