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.

Current headlines and latest Coronavirus updates

 In light of the current situation with Coronavirus, we have made some changes to our processes to ensure we can keep your admission to LSE as smooth as possible. Please read the following advice:

The Undergraduate Admissions team are currently working remotely, off campus. As a consequence, we are unable to confirm receipt or verify documents that have been sent to us via post. As an alternative, we have authorised the receipt of documents electronically, however, the documents will only be accepted under the following conditions:

  • Sent to us directly by an official at your school/ institution.
  • Only official school/institution email addresses will be considered (not Hotmail, gmail etc.)
  • Contain the full name and job title of the official who sends the email.
  • We will not consider provisional results.
  • The official must include your name and UCAS or LSE ID number.

For those who are unable to provide us with electronic copies of qualifications, it is our hope to return to work on campus as usual in the coming months to process outstanding documents. As this is a developing situation, however, we are unable to confirm a date for this and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. All updates will be provided on our Offer Holders webpages as soon as they become available.

  • Only call as a last resort: we are working to get our telephone service up and running with the team working remotely but, as you will appreciate, this requires some infrastructure and additional training. The vast majority of questions can be answered by reference to the website. If we need something from you we will always contact you to ask for it.
  • If you are worrying about English language tests, please don’t contact us to ask for a condition waiver. We are taking advice from test providers, who are all working to get remote-access alternatives to in-person tests in place. LSE will take an across the board decision and we will let you know in due course about this. The best thing that you can do is to continue to practice listening, reading, speaking and writing in English. ETS will be offering the opportunity to take the TOEFL iBT test at home until test centres reopen. You can register here. This is not currently available in all countries.
  • Please search for Coronavirus on the LSE Enquiries System for answers to some of the queries we are receiving. We will continue to add to this as more becomes clear.
  • Finally, don’t panic. We know that the news is often alarming at the moment, but we are putting every effort into finding solutions to keep the application process running smoothly.​

Coronavirus - plans for the 2020/1 academic session

We are working towards the start of the 2020/1 session in the hope that there will be a return to business as usual, with teaching being delivered at LSE.

The situation is obviously subject to change and we will continue to monitor and to respond appropriately. We will always contact you with relevant information.

We are making contingency plans in case it proves necessary to adjust our teaching mode for the start of the new academic cycle. LSE already has a well developed Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in Moodle, and we already offer many Public Lectures etc as webcasts

Please rest assured that we are doing everything that we can in order to ensure that LSE continues to offer the highest quality teaching and the best student experience.


Our normal phone service opening hours are 10am - 2pm UK time, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

To call us please call +44 (0)20 7955 7125

Exceptional Circumstances

If circumstances beyond your control are having an adverse effect on meeting your offer conditions, you can let us know using our extenuating circumstances form.