Information for offer holders

Information for students starting their degree in September 2023

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.

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 Hub 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 Hub. Please visit the UCAS website to find out more about replying to your offers.

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

Offer Guide, events and resources

2023 Offer Guide for Undergraduates*

The 2023 Offer Guide is sent 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. The 2023 Offer Guide can be found below:

 2023 LSE Undergraduate Offer Guide

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 

Details for our Undergraduate Offer Holders’ Day for 2023 will be available soon.

You can also experience LSE's Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day wherever you are in the world. 

Destination LSE events 

Each summer, the School 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 and learn more about what to expect when 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 Student Engagement and Advice team and contains the most up-to-date information on how to apply for your visa.

Term dates and moving into accommodation

LSE's 2023 Autumn Term begins on Monday 25 September 2023. (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 2023 (official date to be confirmed).

Note that Welcome events are scheduled to begin on Monday 18 September. You should plan to be on campus for Welcome as some events are mandatory.

Teaching and learning in the 2023/4 academic year

  • We will deliver lectures, classes, seminars, workshops and all related teaching and learning activities in-person on-campus. This is the default position for all teaching and learning.
  • Lectures will be recorded at the point of delivery and made available for students to access outside of the usual teaching and learning timetable, unless academic staff opt out of this provision.
  • In exceptional circumstances, a small number of lectures will only be available pre-recorded and outside of the usual timetable. Where this is the case, academic staff will offer additional timetabled on-campus sessions to allow students to engage with topics and ask questions in person. 
  • In exceptional circumstances because of pedagogic reasons only, a small number of lectures and computer workshops will be delivered online as part of the usual teaching and learning timetable. 
  • Additional teaching and learning materials will be available online via Moodle, our School’s virtual learning platform. Resources and activities on Moodle will be accessible outside of the teaching timetable and will enhance rather than replace in-person learning.
  • All students will have opportunities to interact with fellow peers and academic faculty outside of the classroom in LSE’s many social spaces, halls of residence, cafés and Students’ Union societies. The Library, support services and all campus buildings will be open for you to use and enjoy, with face-to-face community-building and networking activities taking place across the year. 
  • Should the health situation in London change, and in line with UK Government policy, LSE would strive to retain as much as possible of its student education provision on campus. In the case of more stringent public health measures, all teaching provision and any campus-based assessments would also move to a fully online format based on educational and disciplinary informed choices about the most appropriate combination of live and pre-recorded delivery.

2023/4 Programmes

Do you still have a question?

Browse our offer holders' frequently asked questions or visit our Knowledge Base where you can also submit a query if your question isn't answered. You can also find our contact details here.