Offer holders

Information for offer-holders & prospective students

If you're an offer-holder for one of our MSc programmes, or are planning to apply to study with us, you can find a wealth of useful information and resources in the FAQs below to help with any queries you may have about joining us here at LSE.

Online Q&As for MSc offer holders - your questions answered

Please see the LSE Enquiries System for Graduate Admissions information for MSc offer-holders

See the LSE News and Events webpage for information on:

  • Sending documents to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office (The Department of Government does not accept documents)
  • LSE Teaching and Learning in 2021/22
  • English language and degree conditions
  • Advice on international travel to the UK
  • UK Government advice on vaccinations

If you need to provide the LSE Graduate Admissions Office (GAO) with extra information, please see the ..submit the extra information you have asked for? (7) section of the How Do I? webpage. You will need to complete the New Information Form at the bottom of the same section to submit further documents. 

Please see the Current Processing Times webpage for information on when you might expect to hear from the Graduate Admissions Office about your offer, CAS, or supporting documents. 

Please see details of how to Contact the Graduate Admissions Office directly. 

Professional Services Team - who to ask

Meet the Professional Services team and find out who to ask.

Our social media and Facebook offerholders groups

Before you arrive make sure you follow us on Twitter, and like us on Instagram.

You can also join our private 2021/22 LSE Dept of Government MSc Offer Holders Facebook group.

You will need to submit your offer holder number for admission to the Facebook groups. This number can be found on all LSE correspondence to you, including your offer holder letter.

Recommended readings

There are recommended readings for each programme, so check out our Programmes page to select your programme and follow the link.

The Postgraduate Course guides also give an indicative reading list for each individual course.  

Postgraduate courses not running 2021/22

Some of the courses offered by the Government Department are not available each year. Please see the full list of suspended and withdrawn courses for 2021/22.

Please see further details on School-wide 2021/22 graduate course and programme information 2020/21 on the LSE Calendar.

Student teaching timetables

LSE Teaching Timetables can be found on the Student Teaching Timetable webpage. The timetables will update from 2020/21 to 2021/22 in early September 2021.

Students can view their personal timetables on LSE for You. These are usually available from Welcome onwards. The specific date will be available on the above webpage nearer the time. 

Visit LSE Term Dates for term dates, public holidays and School closure dates. 

Switching MSc Government programmes

Programme Transfers between the MSc programmes at the beginning of the session are only allowed in exceptional circumstances and should be discussed with your academic mentor.

You are expected to attend only the orientation meeting for the course for which you have been accepted. 

MSc-level Economics courses - deadlines

If you are thinking of taking an MSc-level Economics course as part of your programme, please see EC400 application page for full details and to access the application form. 

The application deadline is Sunday 27 June 2021. 

Additional support during your studies

The School offers a range of study support facilities, via


All offer-holders who require a visa should refer as soon as possible to the guidance from ISVAT (LSE International Student Visa Advice Team).

Offer-holders can also contact ISVAT via Live Chat for quick questions. Live chat hours can be found on their FAQ web page. Drop-ins are currently suspended until further notice due to the Student Services Centre closure.


Visit LSE Accommodation to discover more and to apply.  You are advised to make an early application.

Contact LSE Accomodation at for advice.

Also see the LSE Student Union page on Finding a Home and contact for support.

Fees and Finance

The Financial Support Office is responsible for administering School funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards. You are advised to make an early application. Please follow the instructions on the How to Complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application.

Applications are administered entirely by the LSE Financial Support Office.

Applicants should expect to receive a decision from the Financial Support Office only via LSE for You (LfY) by the end of July (confirmation is not sent via email or in writing).

If you have any questions for the Financial Support Office in the meantime,  contact them directly. They do also provide Zoom Drop-In Sessions which you may find useful. 

Student Benefits and Discounts

Find out about student benefits and discounts from Special offers for LSE students and the LSE SU.

LSE Wellbeing

LSE offers a wide range of support services that help your welfare and make sure that your presence in the school is a rewarding and meaningful experience. Find out more about the teams, services and support here to help you.

LSE Diversity

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university. LSE believes that diversity is critical to maintaining excellence in all of our endeavours. We seek to enable all members of the school community to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by equality of respect and opportunity. 

Find out more about equity, diversity and inclusion at LSE.





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