Apply to the General Course

Applications are now closed for entry to the General Course for the 2015-16 academic year.

We will open for applications for the 2016-17 academic year in January 2016. At this time the quickest and easiest way to apply will be by using our online application system. The online application allows you to upload your personal statement and transcript, and provide details of your referees so that we may contact them directly. 

Alternatively from January onwards you may also apply by post by completing our  PDF paper application form and sending it to the address below. Please also provide your referees with the Referee Guidance Form.

If you complete the paper application form, please follow the step-by-step General Course application guide as you complete the form.

You will also need to read the information about choosing your courses to identify up to six courses that you would like to study on the programme (ultimately you will take four year-long courses).

Once applications open, they will be considered on a rolling admissions basis. This means that there is no fixed deadline by which you must have submitted your application. Instead, the programme will close when all of the available places have been filled. We therefore recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Completed paper applications should be sent to our postal address:

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