Every undergraduate student is charged a fee each year of their programme.
The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.
Fees are fixed each spring for the following session only, and will be published in the Table of Fees.
All queries regarding your fees and fee payments are dealt with by the Fees Office.
Fee status classification
On receipt of your UCAS form the School carries out an assessment of your fee status determining the amount you are likely to pay at Registration. This decision is based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education: Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 2007.
Further information on fee status classification
UK and EU students
The fee for new UK and EU students starting in 2018 is £9,250.* The fee may also rise with inflation in the subsequent years of your study.
*The UK Government confirmed in April 2017 that the fee level for EU undergraduate new entrants in 2018/19 will be the same as Home UK for the duration of their undergraduate degree programme. Further information can be found on gov.uk website.
Channel Island students
For 2018 the LSE tuition fee for new undergraduates ordinarily resident in the Channel Islands is £9,250 for the first year, but may rise in line with inflation in subsequent years.
The LSE tuition fee for new overseas (non-EU) undergraduates in 2018 is £19,152 for the first year.
Overseas students are required to pay this fee in instalments or in full at the start of each year. The overseas fee usually rises by between 2.5 per cent and 4 per cent each year.