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News and events


We aim to keep you up to date throughout the application process, and to provide you with information regarding events that may have an effect on the progress of your application. Follow the menu to the left to see our current processing times (updated daily), dates when the Graduate Admissions Office is closed, and more.

You should also familiarise yourself with how we process your documents and how the decision making process works.

Current headlines 

Office Closure

The Graduate Admissions Office will be closed on 21 October 2016 for a staff training event. 

Application system

We are now accepting applications for entry in 2017/18.

Graduate Financial Support Application

Due to an unexpected technical hitch, the GFSA has not gone live as anticipated. The system will be open from 1 November.


95% of our calls currently are from offer holders enquiring as to the status of documents they have sent in - either to meet conditions or to obtain a CAS. 

Please only call if your documents were received before our current processing date and you have not had notification from us. We cannot confirm receipt of documents until they are processed - see  How we process your documents.  We thank you for your patience.

To call us please call +44 (0)20 7955 7160. We use an automated system to direct your call to the most appropriate person.

Our normal phone service opening hours are 9am- 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday. Our phone service is closed between 10am-11am each Thursday morning for team meetings.

EU Referendum

LSE would like to reassure EU students who are currently registered at the School or who register in 2016/7 that our intention is to continue to charge the home rate for tuition fees for all subsequent years of their programme.

Exceptional Circumstances

If circumstances beyond your control are having an adverse effect on making your application or meeting your offer conditions, you can let us know using our extenuating circumstances form.  We will offer what practical advice and help we can.