Disabilities and medical circumstances
We welcome applications from disabled students. You can apply to us for a room that meets your individual needs; a room with en suite bathroom facilities, a location close to LSE campus, wheelchair accessible or equipped for those with a hearing impairment (this list is not exhaustive).
You will need to tell us about any specific adaptations you feel you need before you arrive so that any adaptations can be made to your room if necessary.
If you require a room for your personal assistant to use, the room next door to yours can be allocated for this, though you will have to pay for both.
The LSE Disability and Well-being Service will work with you to try and identify funding sources to support your studies at LSE.
To seek priority accommodation on grounds of disability or exceptional medical circumstances, you must complete the Assessment form for consideration as a priority for accommodation [PDF]
Please send the completed form directly to the Disability and Well-being Service.
During peak times it may take some time to asses your circumstances. There is no need to complete this form more than once, but if in doubt, please contact the service directly to follow up the progress of your application.
If you are a current student who already has an agreed priority for an accommodation placement through an Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA) with the School, please put the word 'ISSA' in the notes field of the form.
Medical circumstances can only be considered by our Disability and Well-being Service and Medical Centre. Please do not send the form to the Accommodation Office as they will be unable to make a decision in your particular case.
Support for international students with disabilities
For international students with disabilities, effective prior planning will have preceded arrival and arrangements will be in place before arrival.
For information on what this may include, please download the Arrival to LSE halls checklist for international students with disabilities [PDF].
Welfare, academic and other circumstances
There may be many reasons why some students find it preferable to live in halls and find the thought of living in private rented accommodation daunting.
Only under exceptional circumstances, which make it very difficult or impossible for you to live in alternative accommodation, will your accommodation application be prioritised.
The following will NOT usually be viewed as the basis for priority:
Ease of access to the campus or Library, internet facilities or late night IT access.
General concern for personal safety, or parents insistence or concerns.
Lack of knowledge of London or difficulties adjusting to living here.
Inability to arrive in London before term starts.
Lack of planning or preparedness in arranging accommodation.
Initial arrangements with fellow students having fallen through.
To apply for priority, please complete the online form following the link below. If we need more information from you, we will contact you directly. If your circumstances are not seriously problematic please do not complete this form as a large number of assessments delay the process for those with real need.
Application form for priority accommodation on welfare/academic/other grounds
Submitted applications will be be referred to the Dean of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies as appropriate. If individually they are unable to make a decision, the application will be considered by the Accommodation Priorities Panel.
After the initial decision, further assessments will only be carried out every 12 months unless your circumstances change significantly or the authority has recommended you apply earlier.
Regardless of the decision on priority, please do seek advice on your concerns or fears that you may have about looking for rented accommodation or financial issues. For further advice and assistance visit: Students' Union Advice Centre or LSE Financial Support Office and our private housing advice pages.