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Information for General Course offer holders 2019/20

If you have received an offer, be sure to check back to these pages regularly.



Accept your offer of a place on LSE for You

If you do not receive an invite to set up your LSE for You account within 2 weeks of receiving an offer, please email and include your LSE ID number

Send original documentation

  • Check your offer email and ensure that we receive all outstanding documents as soon as possible. You will not be able to register as a student until we have these.
  • We can accept e-transcripts if sent securely and directly from your institution. These should be sent to
  • Hard copies of official documents should be posted to:
    General Course Admissions
    Student Marketing and Recruitment
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    Houghton Street
    London WC2A 2AE
    United Kingdom
  • Please note that we are unable to return any documents sent to us as part of your application.

Apply for accommodation

  • Apply for accommodation as soon as possible once applications open in February. The deadline for guaranteed LSE accommodation applications is the 31st May 2019.
  • Plan to arrive in London and move into your accommodation by Sunday 22nd September 2019.
  • If you wish to live in private accommodation, please visit our accommodation pages for further information and advice.

Apply for a John C Phelan scholarship - Now Closed

  • Apply by the deadline of the 1st of June 2019 to be considered for an award up to £20,520. Applications must be received by the deadline in order to be considered.
  • Apply by downloading and completing the General Course Scholarship Form (PDF). If you have any queries please email
  • Please return your application form, including an academic reference (this can be the same as one used on your initial application), by post to the Financial Support Office

Complete the online Financial Undertaking Form

  • You will receive an email requesting that you complete an online Financial Undertaking Form. Please complete the form as soon as possible if you haven't done so already.
  • Please speak with your study abroad advisor prior to completing the form if you are unsure of how your LSE tuition fee will be paid.
  • If you are applying for scholarships or financial aid, you will still need to complete the form so that we can invoice the correct person. Fill out the details regardless of potential funding, and this can be taken into account if it is granted.
  • You will need to fill out this form before we an issue you with the CAS letter which you wil need for your visa application.

Apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa from the end of June

  • Visit the LSE International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) webpages and read their guidance for General Course students. If you have any questions regarding visas then please contact ISVAT by completing their online enquiry form.
  • The earliest possible date you can apply for a visa is 3 months prior to the start date of the General Course. 
  • Ensure you meet the below criteria in order to be able to receive your CAS by the earliest possible issue date:

    • You hold an unconditional offer
    • You have firmly accepted your offer on LSE for You
    • You have returned a scanned copy of your passport photo page to (we will email you to request this in the coming months)
    • You have completed the Financial Undertaking Form

Confirm your course choices

  • You will be emailed and asked to complete an online survey to confirm your 4 course choices (or equivalent in half unit options) for your year at LSE. These will then be reviewed and you will be contacted over the summer months should we have any comments or concerns. The courses you select at this stage will also be used to allocate you to an academic department at LSE.
  • You will be asked in early September (from 3rd September 2019) to register officially for your LSE courses for the year.
  • When making your final course choices please consult the Undergraduate Course Catalogue and the additional guidance provided on course levels and economics options.
  • Please ensure that you liaise with your home institution regarding credit transfer options. It is the responsibility of your home institution to determine whether credit will be awarded.

Consider health insurance

  • You are typically eligible for free treatment on the NHS if you fall into one of the following categories:
    • You are a UK resident
    • You have a Tier 4 visa and have paid the immigration health surcharge
    • You applied for your current visa before the immigration health surcharge was introduced in April 2015
    • You are an EU/EEA student with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • For further information about access to healthcare for international students, please visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website or contact the LSE International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT).
  • You can also visit our healthcare page for further guidance on services available


You may decide to take out private health insurance during your stay in the UK. There are many companies who provide a range of private services. LSE is unable to make recommendations about the best private health insurance provider for your needs.