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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.


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