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News and events

We aim to keep you up to date throughout the application process, and to provide you with information regarding events that may have an effect on the progress of your application.

Current headlines

 

  • RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: We are happy to announce that three prestigious new LSE PhD studentships have been announced for research which addresses 'The Challenge of Escalating Inequalities'.
  • The LSE Online Application System will be unavailable at the following times for essential maintenance:

    Sunday 28 April 2019 09:00 - 10:00 BST

    Friday 3 May 2019 15:00 - Monday 6 May 09:00

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Application system

The application system for 2019/20 entry opened on 8 October 2018. For details on which programmes are currently recruiting, please check our Available Programmes page.

The LSE Online Application System will be unavailable at the following times for essential maintenance:

Sunday 28 April 2019 09:00 - 10:00 BST

Friday 3 May 2019 15:00 - Monday 6 May 09:00

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Calls

Our normal phone service opening hours are 9am - 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday. Our phone service is closed between 10am-11am each Monday morning for team meetings.

Please only call if your documents were received before our current processing date and you have not had notification from us. We cannot confirm receipt of documents until they are processed - see  our current processing times.  We thank you for your patience.

To call us please call +44 (0)20 7955 7160. We use an automated system to direct your call to the most appropriate person. For further details on the options available, see our Contact Graduate Admissions page.

  • On Monday 15, Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 April our phone service will be open 11am - 3pm.
  • From Thursday 18 April to Wednesday 24 April inclusive, the Graduate Admissions Office is closed for the Easter break.
  • Our phone service is closed between 10am-11am each Monday.

 

Exceptional Circumstances

If circumstances beyond your control are having an adverse effect on making your application or meeting your offer conditions, you can let us know using our extenuating circumstances form.  We will offer what practical advice and help we can.