Contact Graduate Admissions

How to find out the answers to your questions and/or get in touch with us, and where to send your documents

Finding answers to your questions and emailing us

The website and admissions enquiries system are the quickest way to receive answers to any questions you may have. Please explore the site before contacting us. If your question cannot be answered by reference to online resources, you can submit an email enquiry via the admissions enquiries system.

We answer all queries in the order they are received. Please check our current processing times and do not repeat your query. We will respond as quickly as we can. We do not have a direct email address.

If you wish to make changes to your application or to inform us of a decision (such as wishing to defer your offer), then you should use the 'How do I...?'  forms in the Applicant and Offer holder sections of the website. Once your application is complete, please do not send us any additional information unless we ask for it. Your file will be with the selectors and additional information will not be matched to it until it returns to us.

Any changes to your address should be made promptly using the link on your record on the online application tracker.

Please ensure that our domain name - lse.ac.uk - is added to your safe senders list. Many of our email responses are database driven and may end up being mis-directed into your junk mail folder.

If you have a Gmail account, please follow these instructions:

  1. Open your Gmail account in a web browser
  2. On the top-right of the page, click on the cog symbol to open the 'Quick settings' menu
  3. Select 'See all settings'
  4. Go to the 'Filters and blocked addresses' tab
  5. Select 'Create a new filter'
  6. In the 'From' field, enter the following text, including the asterisk (*): *lse.ac.uk
  7. Click 'Create filter'
  8. Select 'Never send it to Spam'
  9. Click 'Create filter'

Sending documents through the post

Wherever possible do not send paper documents, but instead use online verification services such as Digitary, CHESICC (in P.R.China), eScrip-Safe etc, to share your transcripts and proof of qualifications. You can also ask your institution to email your documents to us directly at graduate.documents@lse.ac.uk. If you do send paper documents, please be aware that these will take longer to process.

Our postal address is:

Graduate Admissions,
The London School of Economics and Political Science,
PO Box 13420,
Houghton Street,
United Kingdom.

If you are sending your documents via a parcel delivery service who cannot deliver to a PO Box number, please use the alternative address of:

Graduate Admissions,
The London School of Economics and Political Science,
Houghton Street,
United Kingdom.

Please note we operate a five day turnaround time in processing incoming post, which may mean that your documents are not processed immediately. 

Please allow at least five working days from the date we received your items before contacting us, to give us time to process them. At peak times of year, the turnaround time is likely to be longer. 

You can check our current processing times online. You are also reminded that documents sent to LSE are non-returnable, and you will not be able to retrieve them. In particular, do not send us your original degree certificate - use the proof of degree form or obtain a certified copy.

Please include your full name and application number in any correspondence.

Zooming Graduate Admissions

Our Zoom sessions are returning on Tuesday 30 August. You will be able to book a slot when booking reopens on 23 August.

We will email you as soon as we process your documents and add them to your application, unfortunately we cannot contact you to inform you that your documents have arrived until they have been processed. We thank you for your patience.

We now offer bookable Zoom sessions with members of the Graduate Admissions team. Follow this link to book a session. Please ensure you have viewed our guidance before booking - most queries can be answered on our webpages, or our online enquiry system.

There is still an automated line at +44 (0)20 7955 7160. We use an automated system to direct your call to the most appropriate service or to verify the status of your application. It is not possible to speak to a member of staff in Graduate Admissions via this phone line, to speak to us you must book a Zoom session.

Please ensure you keep track of the Current Processing times page.

There are many resources available to you to keep up to date with your application, and to keep abreast of any updates.

Application Tracker

Applicant Enquiries System

Graduate Admissions News

How do I forms

Offer Holder Newsletters

Current Processing Times

Some of you are booking sessions to ask about non Admissions related queries. For these, we would ask that you liaise directly with the relevant team as they will be able to provide you with the necessary information:


ISVAT (Visas and Immigration)


Financial Support

Departmental queries


What to do when we are closed

When the Admissions Office is closed you can view our FAQ's in the admissions enquiry system, use the online tracker or the automated phone system, and submit requests through our How do I...? forms. We will deal with your queries in the order they are received once we are back in the office.