Who can apply?
Registered students and holders of a course offer for a place at LSE (and their partner or child where applicable).
How do I make an application for accommodation?
We use an online based system called Hallpad to administrate your application. To submit an application for accommodation, you need to create an account, using your LSE Student ID number and your personal details. Once you are registered, you can apply or track the status of your application online.
Applications for the next academic year 2014-15
Applications for next academic year will open by March 2014.
Applications for the current academic year
For a list of current vacancies open to full time LSE students, visit: Current and upcoming vacancies in LSE halls of residence 2013-14
Summer accommodation 2014
Applications now open
LSE students are now invited to make an application for accommodation for the summer vacation period.
Availability and dates
Sidney Webb has spaces for 4, 8, 9 or more weeks starting from July 5 or later in the summer.
Lilian Knowles and Butlers Wharf have a limited number of rooms available during the last term of the 50 week contract relevant to these residences. The accommodation is normally fixed to an arrival date of 5 July 2014 and departure date of 13 September 2014. Extensions beyond these dates are generally not available.
Accommodation for couples
There will be only a small number of rooms available for couples (students intending to live with a partner and no children). If you are interested in couples accommodation, please contact us via email (see contact box on the left). Please let us know if there are any special circumstances we may need to take into consideration.
Prepayment and rent
A prepayment of £200 is needed to confirm a place at Sidney Webb House and Butler's Wharf Residence. A prepayment of £400 is required at Lilian Knowles House.
The prepayment will be deducted from your total bill when you pay the remaining amount.
Lilian Knowles charges a £75 admin charge, so at this hall, £325 of the £400 prepayment will be deducted from the total bill.
If your application for summer accommodation is successful, you will be held responsible for the full rent, even if you leave your room early. Sub-letting your room is not permitted.
The full rent must be paid before you arrive. Facilities for instalment payments are not normally available.
Term time debtors
Please note that residents should have paid in full their hall fees for the current year 2013/14 before checking in on 5 July 2014 for the Summer vacation. Students who have failed to clear their debts will not be able to check into their vacation room.
Cancellations and refunds
The prepayment of £200 is only refundable if we have received the notice to cancel before 1 June 2014 via email (see contact box on the left).
If we haven’t received the cancellation in writing before 1 June 2014, regardless of the start date of your booking, you will be expected to pay for the entire period booked.
There are strictly no refunds for early departures. The prepayment for Lilian Knowles is only refundable according to their terms and conditions of accommodation for LSE students.
To make an application, log into your Hallpad account and complete the application form. We will acknowldege your application with an email receipt within two days.
All details of your offer will be sent to you via e-mail. We usually expect a reply from you within seven days or less. If we do not hear from you, we shall assume that you do not require the accommodation offered.
If you have not had a receipt from us within two days after submitting your application, please contact us.
Start your application now in Hallpad.