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Information for General Course offer holders 2018/19

Use the checklist in the next steps below to ensure you are up to date with all the tasks you need to complete prior to your arrival at LSE. Detailed information regarding the below pointers can be found in the General Course Offer booklet.


Next steps January- March 2018

Accept your offer of a place on LSE For You

Tip: If you do not receive an invite to set up your LSE For You account within 2 weeks of receiving your offer please email

Join the official LSE General Course Facebook group

Tip: The Facebook group provides you with an opportunity to connect with other offer holders, to make friends before you arrive in London, and to share your questions, queries and concerns.

Ensure we have received all requested original documents stated in your offer email

Tip: Check your offer email and ensure that we receive all outstanding documents as soon as possible. You will not be able to register as a student until we have these.

Tip: Original transcripts should be posted to:

General Course Admissions
Student Marketing and Recruitment
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tip: We also accept E-transcripts if sent securely and directly from your institution's registry office. These should be sent to 

Tip: Please note that we will be unable to return any documents sent to us as part of your application.

Apply for accommodation in one of the LSE or University of London halls of residence

Tip: Apply for accommodation as soon as possible once applications open in March.

Tip: Deadline for accommodation applications is 30 June 2018.

Apply for a John C Phelan General Course Scholarship

Tip: Apply by the deadline of 1 June 2018 to be considered for an award of up to £19,728.

Apply by downloading and completing the Undergraduate Scholarship Form (PDF). Please note that this form is designed for all of our undergraduate students so there may be some sections that are not relevant for you. If you have any queries then please email

You can see further detailed guidance on the references part of the application on the Financial Support Office webpages.

Please return your application form with all supporting documents including an academic reference to the Financial Support Office by post. Applications must be received by the deadline in order to be considered.

Consider applying for an internship

Tip: Visit the Intern Group webpages for more information

Plan to arrive in London the weekend before Welcome Week

Tip: Plan to arrive in London and move into your accommodation by Sunday 23 September 2018.


Next steps April- July 2018

Complete the online Financial Undertaking Form

Tip: You will receive an email in late April/ early May or within a week of receiving an offer (if your offer is made in May onwards) requesting you to complete an online form. Please complete the form as soon as posible.

Tip: Please speak with your study abroad adviser prior to completing the form if you are unsure of how your LSE Tuition Fees will be paid.

Tip: You will need to complete this form before we can issue you with your CAS for a visa application.

Read our guidance on how to apply for a Tier 4 Student visa

Visit the LSE International Student Visa Advice Team webpages and read their guidance for General Course students. If you have questions regarding visas then please contact the Visa Advice team by completing their online enquiry form.

Tip: Ensure you meet the below criteria in order to be able to receive your CAS by the earliest possible issue date:

  • hold an unconditional offer,
  • have firmly accepted your offer on LSE For You,
  • have returned a scanned copy of your passport photo page to GC Admissions by emailing (we will email you to request this in the coming months)
  • have completed the online Financial Undertaking Form

Tip: The earliest possible date you can apply for a visa is 3 months prior to the start date of the programme.

Confirm your  Course Choices

In late June/ early July you will be emailed and asked to complete an online survey to confirm your 4 final course choices (or equivalent in half unit options) for your year at LSE. These will then be reviewed and you will be contacted over the summer months should we have any guidance or feedback.

The courses you select at this stage will also be used to allocate you to a department at LSE.

Following feedback received from the General Course team over the summer, you will be asked in early September (from 3 September 2018) to register officially for your LSE courses for the year.

Tip: When making your final choices please consult the Undergraduate Course Catalogue and the additional guidance on course levels and economics options provided. 

Tip: The deadline for completing the course choice form is Friday 20 July 2018

Tip: Please ensure that you liaise with your home institution regarding credit transfer options. It is the responsibility of your home institution to determine whether credit will be awarded.


Term Dates 2018/19

Michaelmas Term
Thursday 27 September – Friday 14 December

Lent Term Exams
Tuesday 7 January - Friday 11 January (only certain courses)

Lent Term
Monday 14 January – Friday 29 March

Summer Term
Monday 29 April – Friday 14 June


How to contact us

Questions about Accommodation: Contact our Residential Services Team

Questions about visas: Contact our International Student Visa Advice Team

Questions about scholarship applications: Contact our Financial Support Office 

Any other questions contact the GC Admissions Team