The application process
All students must submit applications via UCAS, the centralised admissions system for UK universities.
The application deadline is 15 January in the year of study (for example, 15 January 2019, for students applying to start in September 2019.)
Applications arriving at UCAS after this date are only considered if there are places remaining on the relevant programme, which, given the level of competition at LSE, is unlikely.
Find out how to apply to LSE, and read our guidance on completing the UCAS form.
Read our guidance on writing a reference.
Entry requirements and subject combinations
We welcome applications from all prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit and potential, irrespective of their background.
We consider all aspects of a student's UCAS application (achieved grades, predicted grades, personal statement and your reference) before we make our decision.
On our programme pages you will find detailed information about the type of student we are looking for each individual programme, including their academic achievement, subject combinations, personal characteristics, skills and attributes.
You can also view our general entrance requirements information, and our entry requirements for students studying outside of the UK.
Read our blog post about choosing your A levels.
The personal statement is an important part of a student's application, particularly as we don't interview applicants. Make sure you read our personal statement guidance when helping your students prepare.
What happens when?
Our admissions calendar will give you an indication of the timeframe from the time of application through to decisions and registering.