Deferral deposit payment

Applicants holding a deferred offer are able to pay their deposits online via the LSE eShop.

You are firstly required to identify yourself by entering your applicant ID number. This can be found on all emails and letters sent to you from the graduate admissions office. If you have forgotten your ID number, please use the reminder form.

The deposit amount will be offset against your tuition fees when you register at LSE.

The deadline for receipt of this deposit is 31 January in the year you plan to begin your studies. If we do not receive your deposit by this date, your offer will be withdrawn, and the place given to another applicant.

The deposit is non-refundable. If, having paid the deposit, you choose not to take up your place, the money will be donated to the  student hardship fund for the benefit of LSE students in financial difficulty.

If you are not confident that you will be able to take up your deferred place, for example if you are completely dependent on receiving a scholarship which has not been confirmed, you should consider reinstating your application to be considered alongside the new cohort of applicants. While this does not guarantee your offer in the same way as a deferral, the vast majority of reinstating offer holders do receive an offer the following year. To reinstate your application, please complete the reinstate form.

Frequently asked questions about deferral deposits can be found on our enquiries system.  

If you experience any technical problems using this form you should contact the graduate admissions office . If you experience any problems with the payment you should contact your bank for further advice.

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Instructions for alternative methods of payment

Print out the deferral deposit sheet (PDF) send it, with your payment, by post to the address given.

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OR use the following alternative methods making sure your application ID number is on the back of the cheque, draft or money order.

  • Chequesmade payable to The London School of Economics, drawing on a UK bank.
  • Travellers' cheques 
  • Bank drafts
  • Sterling money order
  • GB Postal Order

It is not possible for LSE to accept payment by direct bank transfer, and we do not give out LSE bank account details. However, you can pay in cash at the branch of NatWest on Campus who will issue you with a receipt. You should send this receipt to our usual address or hand it in to the Student Services Centre. Make sure your Applicant ID number is written on the back. Do not send cash in the post.