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Tuition fees and fee status

Every undergraduate student is charged a fee for each year of his or her course.

The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, and 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.

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 1997. Further information is on our fee status classification page.

Fees for 2014 entry

Home UK/EU fees

For 2014 entry, the LSE tuition fee for new UK and European Union (EU) undergraduates will be £9,000 per year. Students ordinarily resident in England and EU students do not have to pay any tuition fees up front. Instead, the cost of tuition is covered by a non-means tested government loan which you will only start to repay once you have left university and are earning over £21,000 per year. Students from Wales are also entitled to have their fees paid up front and this will take the form of part loan and part grant. Fee loans are also available to students from Scotland and Northern Ireland but terms may differ. It is also possible for you or your family to pay some or all of the fee up front if you wish. 

More information about tuition fee loans can be found on the following websites



Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


Asylum seekers

Asylum seekers would not ordinarily qualify for the Home UK fee status. However, LSE has two financial awards available for asylum seekers to the UK. Please see the Asylum seeker award page for more information.

Students from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Students living in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including those who study in England, receive their financial support from their 'home' devolved administration. It is a matter for the devolved administrations to decide how they wish to support their students.

In 2013, students from Scotland and Northern Ireland received tuition fee loads to cover the full cost of the fee for the duration of the undergraduate programme.

Students from Wales received a non means-tested grant (payable to the University) for part of the tuition fee, together with a loan of £3,465.

Students should check out the relevant website below for the latest information on fees and financial support available for 2014 entry from their administration:

Northern Ireland



Overseas fees

For 2014 entry, the LSE tuition fee for new overseas (non-EU) undergraduates will £16,392 per year. 

Overseas students are required to pay this fee in instalments or in full at the start of each year. Rewards are available for early payment, details of which can be found on the Fees Office web pages.