Programme selectors will not consider incomplete applications, and you will not be able to finally submit your application until we receive the outstanding documentation.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete. You should also be aware that all documents are non-returnable.
All applicants are required to submit:
- The completed application form
- Application assessment fee
- Two academic references
- Statement of academic purpose
Some applicants may additionally be asked to provide:
- GRE or GMAT test scores
- Research proposal
- Sample of written work
For details on which documents you will be required to submit, and all relevant rules and exceptions, please see our guide to supporting documents.
Submitting your application
You should submit your application and supporting documents online.
Please make sure that all scanned documents are legible, and attached in a commonly used format such as jpeg, pdf or Word document. Each attachment must be smaller than 2MB in size.
If you are unable to upload your documents you may send them via post and we will upload them on your behalf. The address is:
Graduate Admissions Office
The London School of Economics and Political Science
PO Box 13420
London WC2A 2AE
If you are sending your documents by courier service, omit PO Box 13420 from the above address. All post is received by our central post room.
Please do not send supporting documents directly to the academic department as this will delay your application.
Wherever possible, please send all supporting documents in a single package. If this is not possible (for example where your referee is sending a reference to us directly) please ensure that all documents bear your full name as it appears on the application form and your date of birth or programme choice(s). Additional documents/information can also be sent at any point during the admissions cycle using our online form.
Please note that we will acknowledge documents which are posted/emailed to us when they are processed rather than when they are received. Please check the current processing date before contacting us regarding your documents.