If you hold a current offer for the 2015/6 session but are unable to attend, you may apply to defer your offer until the next session, in writing or using the form below by 31 October 2015. Please note that being granted a deferral is not guaranteed, and you can request to defer entry only once and for one year only.
By requesting a deferral it may invalidate any financial support offered, as awards cannot be carried over from one year to the next. If you fail to take up your place the following year you would need to reapply.
If the request for deferral is refused, your original offer will remain valid for the current session. You can also reinstate your application for consideration the following year as long as the programme is running. The Graduate Admissions Office will retain all applications until 13 November 2015 - after this date, all unsuccessful, withdrawn or pending applications are destroyed. If you wish your documents to be retained and your application to be reinstated you must write to the Graduate Admissions Office before this deadline (use the online reinstatement form). You will be required to pay a further application fee and your application will be considered in the normal way for the following academic year.
If your deferral is granted, you will need to secure your deferred offer for 2016/7. You must pay a non-refundable deposit of £1,000. This amount will be offset against your tuition fees when you register at LSE. You may pay the deposit by credit card via the LSE eShop, or by £sterling cheque (please write your name and admissions number on the reverse). Further details of payment will be enclosed with the official deferral confirmation letter. Your new offer will be issued once you have paid the deferral deposit, starting in January 2016.
The deadline for receipt of this deposit is 31 January 2016. If we do not receive your deposit by this date, your offer will be withdrawn, and the place given to another applicant.
If, having paid the deposit, you choose not to take up your place, the money will be donated to a student hardship fund for the benefit of LSE students in financial difficulty.
You will pay the fees applicable for the following year's admission if your deferral is approved.
Further information about the deferral process can be found on our enquiries database