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Information for offer holders

Information for students starting their degree in September 2020

We look forward to welcoming you to LSE this September. Find out what your next steps should be as you prepare to start your studies with us.

COVID-19 FAQs

The offer holder FAQs page has up-to-date information and guidance relating to COVID-19.

This page will be updated regularly with any new information or guidance.

I have an offer to study at LSE. What should I do next?


Official confirmation of your offer will be communicated to you via your UCAS Track account in the first instance. Any official offer letter you receive from us will be on secure paper, bearing a watermark, hologram, mircotext and UV reactive ink. 

We hope that you will accept your offer on UCAS Track. You should also organise your accommodation and financial support arrangements as soon as possible.

You should carefully read your offer letter and the Offer Guide once you receive it. If you have any questions or concerns you should contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, who will be happy to assist.

All offer holders will also be asked to complete our Student Verification and Financial Undertaking Forms. This request will be sent via email in the late spring, so keep an eye on your email for instructions on what to do next.

Your consumer rights as a student

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) guidance sets out your consumer rights as a student. You can find information about what this means for you and your relationship with LSE on our CMA information page.

Useful links for offer holders

Fees Office (Information on making a payment)
Financial Support Office (Scholarships and other funding options)
Accommodation Office (Residential halls and private housing information)
Disability and Wellbeing Service (Information for disabled students)
International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) (for Overseas offer holders)
Pre-Departure Event Information (for Overseas offer holders)
Travel from the Airport to Halls of Residence
An eco-friendly car service, called Green Tomato Cars is one of the options you could use to arrive at the School

Offer holder resources

2020 Offer Guide for Undergraduates*

The 2020 Offer Guide for Undergraduates is posted to all conditional and unconditional offer holders after an offer is made. This guide contains useful information relating to your offer, fees, financial support, and accommodation. An electronic copy of the Guide can be found below.

2020 UG Offer Guide 

2020 Welcome Newsletter*

The Welcome Newsletter contains additional information regarding registration and orientation, as well as information about paying your fees and your first few weeks at LSE. This is sent to all confirmed offer holders in late August, along with an electronic Statement of Confirmation confirming your place.

LSE Undergraduate Admissions Newsletters for Offer Holders*

Undergraduate Admissions send out regular newsletter updates throughout the winter, spring and summer months. These newsletters will keep you up-to-date on important information you need to know, as well as give you a look at life at LSE and in London. See the Undergraduate Admissions eNewsletters.

Offer Holders' Day 

Following the precautionary measures the School is taking to support our community in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all public events on campus have been cancelled from 23 March. Therefore, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the LSE Offer Holders’ Day on 22 April.

In its place we have created online Virtual Offer Holders’ Day pages which provide you with departmental information, advice, videos and the opportunity to ask LSE staff questions about life at LSE.

Information about LSE’s response to coronavirus can be found online here.

Destination LSE Events

Each summer, the School's alumni organise Destination LSE events for undergraduate, graduate and General Course students who are joining LSE for the first time. Destination LSE events give offer holders the chance to meet their future classmates, learn about what to expect, and benefit from the practical advice of those who have succesfully navigated the challenges of studying at LSE.

Information about Destination LSE events and how you can register to attend can be found on the Destination LSE webpage.

* Please note that any listings of external websites/companies or services do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the School.

Conditions of registration

Please remember that by accepting an offer of admission, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the School, and accept that your relationship with the School is governed by English law, and that the English courts have sole jurisdiction. Conditions of registration are listed in the Offer Guide for Undergraduates, which was provided with your offer letter.

I'm an overseas student and require a visa

Overseas offer holders who require a visa to study in the UK will need to apply using their LSE CAS number. This will be issued to offer holders who meet the following conditions:

1. You will have firmly accepted our offer on UCAS Track.

2. You have replied to our passport details verification email. This will be sent in May.

3. You will have submitted our Financial Undertaking Form. The request to complete this online will be sent in May/June.

4. You will have submitted any requested qualifications, and met any English language requirements. These are stated on your offer letter.

We cannot issue a CAS number to an overseas offer holder until all four of the above conditions are met.

It is also important that you read visa information for prospective students. This has been prepared by our International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) and contains the most up-to-date information on how to apply for your visa.

Term dates and moving into accommodation

LSE's 2020 Michaelmas Term (autumn) begins on Monday 28 September 2020. (See the full list of term dates). Note that some organisations, including UCAS, will state the start of term as being in early September. This is for data and statistical purposes, and takes into account a variety of institutions across the United Kingdom.
Registration begins in late September 2020 (official date to be confirmed).

Note that Welcome events are scheduled to begin on Monday 21 September. You should plan to be on campus for Welcome as some events are mandatory.

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