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Frequently Asked Questions and Help

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

If you still have a question that is not covered by the Course Information given in these pages you can email the Course Co-ordinator. Please don't send multiple emails and contact our Administrative Team on language.centre.course.administration@lse.ac.uk with ALL other enquiries.

LN905 EAP (Standard) Pre-sessional Course Alison Standring
LN906 EAP (Short) Pre-sessional Course Alison Standring
LN907 EAP (for Law) Pre-sessional Course Angus Wrenn
LN909 Summer English for Fudan students Alison Standring
LNEP Electronic Pre-sessional Course Alison Standring

What about accommodation?

You can apply for LSE accommodation via www.lse.ac.uk/accommodation

The LSE Accommodation Office also has good links with Independent and Intercollegiate Halls so please contact them to find out how they may best be able to assist you.

What about insurance?

It is advisable for students to take out a Personal Possessions Insurance Policy as their possessions are not covered under the Hall of Residence’s Insurance scheme.

Applicants from countries outside the European Union who do not have a reciprocal health agreement with the United Kingdom should arrange private medical insurance to cover all eventualities of health care. Students from countries with reciprocal health agreements with the United Kingdom will be covered for emergency medical conditions, but may wish to take out private medical insurance to cover non-emergencies.

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the course due to low registration numbers it is also advisable for students to make sure they have appropriate travel insurance to cover this and any other eventualities of travel disruption.

What do I do about Visas?

The LSE has published some helpful information on the type of visa you might need and how to apply. This is especially useful with regard to the new Points Based Immigration System for non-European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) students. Please consult this important information which will help you through this process. There are also web forms there for you to use should you need to request a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). Please note a CAS (if you require one) can only be issued by LSE once you have accepted and paid for your Language Centre course. Information on how to apply will be sent to you on acceptance.

On the first day of the course is it essential that you bring your passport and any visa documentation with you. This is because we are now obliged to check you are here with a valid and correct visa. We will also need to take a copy of your passport and visa if you hold on to prove eligibility to study in the UK. You will not be able to commence your course until any visa you hold has been checked.

Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to this information it would be advisable to read through all the information sent to you by your Department before making your travel and accommodation plans. If you are not going to study at LSE then please read through these Frequently Asked Questions. The information is aimed at our Foundation Course students but it is relevant to anybody coming to the UK to study on an long intensive course.