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English Programme Application Procedure

This guide here will help you complete the process quickly and easily.

Things to remember for the Application Form

  • Please read through thoroughly the course outline and any additional information available on the programme for which you are applying.
  • Please also read through the terms and conditions applying to all Language Centre programmes and courses.
  • You can check our course availability page to see what courses have places open.
  • Please complete the form as fully as possible. Most fields need to be completed but you may not need to upload every file requested.
  • Please give your full name as it appears on your passport.
  • Our Presessional programme is only available to LSE postgraduate applicants.
  • An LSE number may not be applicable but if you have applied or studied at LSE before it is essential that you use the same number.
  • Please give a daytime (GMT) telephone number in case we need to contact you to ask you about your application.
  • Please give as much information as possible about any learning difficulties or special medical needs you may have.

File Uploads

  • Please upload a current photograph and copies of any language certificates used in support of your application. This should be a JPEG file of a size no more than 16KB.
  • In general please keep attachment size to less than 2MB. In some cases when a form is submitted with files larger than 2MB the form will not reach us and no error message will be displayed.
  • Please upload a statement of interest explaining, in a maximum of 500 words, why you wish to study at LSE and what you hope to have achieved by the end of the course.
  • Please upload a copy of your most recent language certificate (if you have one) i.e. IELTS or TOEFL.
  • Please upload a copy of any offer letter you may have from LSE or another university.

Application Fee

  • If you are applying for a Foundation Programme following submission of the online form you will be asked to pay the application fee of £45.00.
  • Payment of this fee takes place via our eShop. You will be asked for an LSE ID number so if you do have one please make sure you use it. If you do not have one, for these purposes, please enter 12345.
  • There is no application fee for our Pre-sessional programme.

What happens next?

  • In some cases we might contact you to arrange an interview. This is normally conducted using Skype. After this, usually within 1 or 2 days, we will communicate to you via email the result of this interview and either offer you a place or explain why we were not able to this time.
  • In most cases we will review your application based on the information you have submitted and be able to communicate to you whether or not we have a place on the course we can offer to you.
  • If we are able to offer you a place then we will also send you a link with instructions on how to accept and pay your course fees.
  • Following this you will receive confirmation from us and instructions on how to apply for accommodation and any visa you may require.
  • At any stage in the process please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.