Getting ready

Here's some things you can start working on right away ahead of your first day.

I think the experience and the exposure to different teaching styles has given me a different perspective about life and what I really want to do.

Peter Deng, University of Melbourne, Australia

We hope you have a fantastic time studying at LSE. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information and do contact us if you have any other questions. 


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Login to LSE for You

Access LSE For You to pay your fees, book accommodation and receive updates from the Summer School team.

Pay your tuition fees

Pay your tuition fees via LSE for You to secure your place on the Summer School.

See the Financial Terms and Conditions (PDF) for information on withdrawals and refunds.

Arrange your accommodation

We advise you to secure a place to stay in London as soon as possible. LSE offers rooms in its student halls over the summer; please view availability and book through LSE for You.

Find out more about what options are available for Summer School students on the accommodation page or any questions you might have on our dedicated accommodation FAQ page

Check visa requirements

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to study at the Summer School. Arranging visas can take some time, so it is in your interest to start the process as early as possible. Please see the 'After acceptance' information on the FAQs page.

Plan your travel

Once tuition fees and accommodation are confirmed, you can arrange your travel.

What guidance is there for travel from outside the UK? 

From 17 May 2021, the UK government is revising its international travel rules. Countries have been listed as green, amber or red for Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The rules that you will need to follow on arrival in England will depend on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive and which list your country is on, regardless of if you have been vaccinated.

Find out which list your country is on

If, in the ten days before you arrive in England, you have been in a country or territory on the: 

  • Green list – you must take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England and another test on or before day 2 after you arrive. You do not need to quarantine unless the day 2 test result is positive. Visit this page for further guidance from the UK Government
  • Amber list – you must take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England. After you arrive, you will need to take a test on or before day 2 after you arrive, and on or after day 8. You will also need to quarantine but LSE is offering a complimentary Test to Release COVID-19 test which may shorten your quarantine period.
    You should also visit this page for further guidance from the UK Government.   
  • Red list – you will not be allowed to enter the UK unless you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. Visit this page for further  guidance from the UK Government
  • If you have been in more than one country in the ten days before arrival, you must follow rules applying to the country or territory with the highest alert rating. For example, if you are travelling from a green list country but will have also been in or through a country or territory on the amber list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the amber list rules. 

Stay up-to-date: 

The above information is a summary based on current UK Government guidance (correct at 12 May 2021). It is important that you refer to the UK Government website for full details of travel rules and requirements.  

Please also note that countries and territories can be moved between lists if conditions change so it is important that you stay up to date with guidance. You can sign up for an email alert to be notified when the UK Government guidance page is updated. You should also refer to travel advice and requirements issued by your own Government. 

Test to Release at LSE - guidance for travellers from amber list countries or territories

The standard quarantine requirement for travellers from amber list countries or territories is to self-isolate in your accommodation for 10 days after arrival. However, you may be able to reduce the quarantine period via the Test to Release scheme.  

LSE is offering Summer School students a free Test to Release test. This test can be taken on campus no earlier than the 5th day after your arrival in England.  

For example, if you arrive on Monday 26 July, you could take the test on Saturday 31 July, with results expected on Sunday 1 August. If the test result is negative, you can stop quarantining as soon as you receive the result. 

If you choose Test to Release, you must still book and take your 2 compulsory travel tests to be taken on day 2 and day 8 after your arrival. Even if your Test to Release test is negative, you would still need to take the compulsory test on or after day 8. 

If the test is positive you will need to quarantine for another 10 days. 

Booking a Test to Release test at LSE: 

Please note: If you have already booked a Test to Release test via a separate provider, you do not need to notify us of this or book a separate test at LSE. 

If you plan to take this test via LSE, choose to opt into the scheme on the passenger locator form. The forms will ask you to input the name of the test laboratory. LSE use Future Health Technologies Ltd. 

Booking instructions: 

  • Go to the LSE booking system
  • Click on the ‘Book your test (student)’ button
  • Log in by entering your LSE account username and password (this is tied to the LSE for You account you should have activated)
  • If you require the test on Saturday 31 July: select the ‘Summer School Saturday PCR Day 5 Test’ option and complete the required fields. You’ll then be able to book a test slot for the Saturday.
  • If you require the test on a different day to Saturday 31 July: select the ‘Any Other Test Type’ option. You will then be offered different types of tests. It is important that you select the ‘PCR Test’ Test to Release option – it will say ‘For lifting quarantine as per the 'Test to Release' scheme’.
  • Please complete the required fields. The form will then suggest an earliest test date based on the arrival date you have given.
  • Select to take the test at the LSE Main Campus.
  • You’ll then be able book a slot for the test. Please note that the testing centre is not open on weekends.