Intercollegiate Registration

for students from other colleges

Students from other University of London colleges who wish to take a course at LSE as part of their degree can register as intercollegiate students

 intercollegiate students taking courses at LSE

Who can register?

Students from other colleges of the University of London who wish to take a course at LSE as part of their degree can register at LSE as intercollegiate students. In order to do so, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You should be currently registered on a University of London degree programme
  • The course you wish to take at LSE should form part of your degree programme. Visiting students (for example students on their junior year abroad) are not eligible for intercollegiate registration
  • You should be accepted onto your chosen LSE course of study by the academic responsible for it. The academic department responsible for your degree programme at your home institution will also need to approve of you taking the LSE course
  • The appropriate authority at your home college (normally the Registry) must give you permission to attend a course at LSE and agree to pay LSE's fee.

How to register

Students who meet the above conditions should collect the Admission as an Intercollegiate Student form. Please read the notes on the form carefully and complete all the relevant sections. Some sections will need to be completed by your home college and others by the relevant LSE academic.

Once completed, the form should be returned to the SSC counter along with a passport-sized photograph. If you wish to send an electronic photo, please attach the file to this enquiry form, including details of your full name and home institution, and using a subject line of ‘Intercollegiate Registration Photo’. Please do not send this photo until you have received all of the necessary approvals required by the registration form. The electronic photo should be a colour image in the JPEG (.jpg) format, provide a true likeness, include your full face and shoulders, be no larger than 16kb and have approximate dimensions of 300 pixels wide by 400 pixels high.

You will also need to complete a form for your home institution which we are likely to need to sign and stamp.


For courses beginning in Michaelmas, you should aim to have your application with us by 16th September.

There are earlier deadlines for students wishing to take law courses at LSE.

LSE Cards and LSE IT Accounts

If you submit a fully completed registration form and photograph to us by 16 September 2019, you will be able to collect your LSE card from the Student Services Centre from Wednesday 25 September 2019 and your LSE IT account will be activated by Friday 27 September 2019.

If you submit your form and photograph after 16 September 2019, your LSE card and IT account will be ready within seven working days from the date you submit. If you submit after the deadline you will be emailed when your card is ready to be collected from the Student Services Centre.

When you come to collect your LSE card you will also need to formally register for study at LSE.  You will need to bring your passport and any visa documentation (including your BRP card if you are on a Tier 4 Visa). You will need to bring your passport even if you are not studying on a Visa, and are a UK/EEA student. Please come to collect your LSE card any time between 1-4pm from Monday to Friday


What LSE courses are available to Intercollegiate students?

This will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to, the number of students currently enrolled on the course and the previous study that the prospective intercollegiate student has undertaken.

Please see the Academic Departments web page for details on the subject areas taught at LSE. The individual course guides for undergraduate and postgraduate students will provide detailed information on every course offered at the School, including the method(s) by which they are assessed.

Intercollegiate students who wish to take an undergraduate course in the LSE Department of Economics should first consult Undergraduate Programmes.

How can I find out when the courses in which I am interested will be taught?

The timetables website provides the times and locations of every course taught in the current academic year.

How do I obtain the approval of the LSE academic teaching the course I would like to study?

You need to make contact with the academic directly and arrange a time for them to sign the form. 

Many LSE buildings have restricted access, so it is advisable to make your initial enquiries regarding intercollegiate study by email.

The department teaching the course in which you are interested will have contact details on their website to which you can address your initial query.

Will I have to pay a tuition fee to the LSE for taking an intercollegiate course?

No, your home institution will agree to pay LSE's tuition fee on your behalf.

When and where can I collect my LSE card?

You can collect your LSE card from the Student Services Centre. Please see LSE Cards above for details of when you can collect your card. If you come outside of these times you will not be able to collect your card. 

When you come to collect your ID card you will also need to formally register for study at the School. To do this, you will need to bring your passport and any visa documentation (including your BRP card if you are on a Tier 4 Visa). You will need to bring your passport even if you are not studying on a Visa, and are a UK/EEA student. 

Why do I need an LSE card?

Your LSE card will provide access to School buildings, including the Library, and act as your library card. You will not be able to access LSE buildings until your LSE card has been issued.

Will I get an LSE email account?

All intercollegiate students will have access to an LSE email account and the LSE IT network. Once your application has been processed, you will be able to activate your IT account by following the instructions at Key Information for New Students. This will also allow you to create a login for the School’s online portal, LSE for You.

Providing we receive your completed application documents by 16 September 2019, you will be able to activate your IT account from 27 September 2019.

How can I access my timetable?

Intercollegiate student timetables will be available via LSE for You

What happens if I fail an assessment?

It might be possible to fail an assessment but still pass the course overall depending on your other marks in those other assessments. Where you fail an overall course your Home Institution will first need to determine if you are eligible for a resit according to their programme rules and regulations. If they determine to allow you a resit your Home Institution will notify the LSE’s Student Services Centre who will re-enter you for that course. You will not resit/resubmit any assessment you have passed but your mark from a pass assessment will be banked and included to calculate your resit mark.

The undergraduate resit/resubmission period will take place in August 2020. Postgraduate students will resit/resubmit during the course of the next academic year.

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