All exams will take place at the School’s London campus. Please note that if you are a non-EEA national, to return to take your exams you will need immigration permission that allows you to study in the UK. LSE does not permit students to undertake examinations using a General/Tourist Visitor visa. For further information regarding your visa options, please check the Immigration Advice webpages.
If you have already been reported to the UKVI for non-progression, you are expected to return on a Short-term Study visa and not on a Tier 4 visa. To apply for a Short-term Study visa, you will need a letter from indicating that you are expected to return for assessment and the date from which you can access LSE on-campus facilities.
Request a Short Term Study Study Letter
If you are non-visa national (i.e. you are a citizen of a country with permission to travel to the UK without having previously obtained a visa in your home country) you do not need to apply for a Short-Term Study visa in advance of travelling, instead you can get one at the visa. However, you must ensure that you are entered under the correct immigration category when you arrive at the UK border (ie, on Short-Term Study permission).
If you are entered as a General Visitor / Tourist, you will not be permitted to sit your examinations at LSE. To obtain the correct permission, all you need to do is show a Short-Term Study Visa Letter and ask for a Short-Term Study visa stamp at the immigration desk of your port of entry in the UK. It is advisable to carry this letter in your hand luggage so that it is easily accessible when you arrive at the immigration desk.
If you need further advice please contact the International Student Visa Advice Team.
If you are a 12-month Masters student, your ratified results will be released on 16 November 2017. If you are required to re-sit any of your assessments and any are scheduled in January in lieu of Summer Term, please contact the International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) for advice on your options.