Must be submitted by all applicants.
Online: You should supply your academic references (from tutors who have taught you at university) as part of the online process. This is a secure and confidential service for referees and helps speed up the decision making process. If you are offered a place at LSE your referee might be asked to supply an original reference on headed university notepaper, and you will be informed in your offer letter if this is the case. If you or your referees prefer, you may submit your references by post as listed below.
By post: References must be signed documents on headed university/institution notepaper (not the supplementary form), and should be typed in English. If your application is successful, we must receive original or certified signed documents prior to registration. We will accept a translation, but only if it has an official stamp from your university or a translation service and if the original document is also supplied. We will not accept an unofficial translation.
The type of references we require from you will depend on when you graduated. See the full requirements on the supporting documents page.
How do I submit my references?