Short term loans


The School offers an emergency short term loan facility for students who are experiencing a delay in obtaining funds from another source.

 The deay may be related to a Student Finance payment, Canadian or American student loans, a non-LSE scholarship, or wages. 

All other sources of finance should have been exhausted, eg a bank overdraft or borrowing from friends and family BEFORE an application is made.

Loans are made in the form of a cheque. Cheques in relation to Short Term Loans are usually available to collect from the Fees Office Drop In session (2pm-3pm in the Student Services Centre).

Repayment of a Short Term Loan is also handled by the Fees Office.

To be eligibile you must be:

  1. a fully registered student of the School
  2. able to show how you will repay the loan within four weeks from expected funding

Applications submitted without supporting documentation cannot be processed.

The processing of an application for a Short Term Loan normally takes one or two working days, depending on the time of day we receive the application form.

If an application is with the Financial Support Office by 1.30pm on one day, we can normally organise payment by 2pm the following day, provided the application is approved.

You can hand in your application form during a Financial Support drop-in session. You can also post forms in the undergraduate or graduate drop box in the Student Services Centre (although please note that this is only emptied once a day at 5pm). We will email you on the same day we receive your application (to your LSE email address, unless specified otherwise) to advise you on the progress of it.

Short Term Loans cannot be made to final year undergraduates after 09 July each year.

Short Term Loan application form (PDF)