International students

With students from over 140 different countries and 40 per cent of our staff from outside of the UK, the LSE experience is truly global, both in and outside of the classroom.

Advisers may find the UCAS toolkits helpful.  

How to apply

All applicants who wish to study at LSE must apply online via UCAS. Applications for entry in September 2024 (or deferred entry in September 2025) are open.  

Although UCAS allow students from outside of the EU to apply up to the end of June, given the competition for places at LSE ALL applicants are strongly advised to submit their UCAS application by 31 January 2024. 

It is rare that we have places remaining on our programmes after the January deadline.  

Please see our how to apply  guidance and the information on our Admissions Advice page.

Entry requirements

We consider a range of qualifications for entry to LSE. Please visit our information for international students page to access country specific entry requirements. These pages will detail whether a qualification is accepted and the required grades.  

Individual undergraduate degree programme webpages provide more information about entry requirements, including whether there are any subject specific requirements.  

Applicants applying with certain qualifications may be asked to sit our  Undergraduate Admissions Assessment (UGAA) before a final decision can be made on their application. The Admissions team will invite applicants to take the assessment if it is required.  

If the curriculum or qualification taught by your school is not accepted for direct entry, students may need to take an alternative qualification such as a Foundation Programme or a year of university level study before we can consider their application. Please see our entry requirements page for more information or advise the student to contact us


LSE does not interview for any of our degree programmes.  

Admission Tests

All LLB Bachelor of Laws applicants are required to take the LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law).

The TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission) is recommended for our mathematics programmes.

Please see our Applying to LSE page for more information about our entry requirements, including GCSEs and language qualifications. 

English language requirements

If an applicant is made an offer, we may request evidence of their English language proficiency. This is not required at the time of application. 

Visas and immigration

Our International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) can provide visa related guidance.   

Advice for EU/EEA nationals can be accessed here. 

ISVAT’s Information Sheets and FAQs may help students with questions regarding visa applications, travelling and working during and after their studies.

Fees and financial support

We will use the information supplied on an applicant’s UCAS form to determine their fee status. 

The tuition fee level and financial support schemes available to students will depend on their fee status classification.

Free detailed guidance and advice on fee status assessment is available from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

The LSE tuition fee for new overseas undergraduates in 2024 varies between £26,184 and £28,176 (provisional) for each year of study depending on the programme.

Please advise students and parents/carers to visit our fees and funding page for detailed information about loans, government support and our own funding awards. 

Studying in the UK

We know that for many students moving to a new country may be an exciting, but daunting, prospect. Our guidance for students new to the UK and tips for dealing with culture shock may be helpful resources.  

More information about the benefits of student life in London

Who to contact

LSE’s Student Marketing, Recruitment and Study Abroad team are responsible for providing students considering studying at LSE with the information, guidance and support they need to make an informed decision. 

Find out more about the team

If you have any questions about applying to or studying at LSE, you're welcome to get in touch with the team on Live Chat.

If you can't make it to our Live Chat hours, you can also use our Undergraduate Admissions Knowledge Base.

Already applied or an offer holder?  

If a student has already applied or is an offer holder, they can contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team via our Undergraduate Admissions Knowledge Base.