Returning to LSE

following an interruption of studies

Interruption allows students to take an authorised break in their studies for one calendar year

There are a few important administrative tasks that you need to complete when you return from an interruption of studies. These will ensure that you are set up for the academic year. 

Returning from interruption in Michaelmas Term

Re-registration

When you return from a break in your studies, you will have to re-register in person. You must re-register at the same time as new students, in the registration slot allocated to your specific programme.

  • British Students will need to bring their passport in order to re-register
  • EEA students will need to bring their passport or national ID to re-register
  • Tier 4 students will need to bring their passport and BRP Card to re-register

If you are unable to make your allocated time slot due to exceptional circumstances, you may attend a later registration session during Welcome (but not an earlier one). Details of late registration sessions will be published on Late Arrivals during Welcome 2019.

All students must register no later than Friday 18 October 2019. If you do not re-register, you will not be able to see your personal timetable and you may even be withdrawn from your programme.

Visit Registration for further information. If you have any further questions about re-registration please submit an enquiry.

Course Selection

You will need to make your course selection again, however you do not need to have re-registered to begin selecting your courses.   

For more information about selecting courses, including online tutorials please Course Selection.

Please remember that although you can select your courses, if you do not re-register you will not be able to see your timetable.

If there are any issues with your course selections please submit an enquiry

Students with Student Loans Company (SLC) Funding

If you have SLC funding, re-registration with LSE will automatically result in your attendance and registration being confirmed with the SLC before the end of October.

This will release your maintenance loan, tuition fee payment to the school and any relevant bursaries.

Fees

You can check your fees on the Table of Fees. For more information about your fees and/or Financial Support, please visit:

You must have cleared any debts before you can re-register. You should contact the Fees, Income and Credit Control Office to make arrangements to clear the debt before attempting to re-register.

LSE Cards

Please remember that your LSE Card is an important piece of identification and should be carried at all times whilst on campus and must not be lent out or shared with others.

  • If your LSE Card is due to expire this year: you can request a new card online at LSE Cards.
  • If your LSE Card card is not due to expire this year: it will be automatically updated for the new academic year. Keep using it as normal until the expiry date approaches. At that point, you can request a new card online at LSE Cards.
  • If your LSE Card is not due to expire, but it was lost, stolen or damaged during your interruption: visit LSE Cards and follow the directions to order a new card. A charge for a replacement may apply.

If you're on a Tier 4 Visa

If you are studying with LSE on a Tier 4 visa, re-registration and address updates form part of your responsibilities as a sponsored student.

You must bring your visa and passport along to registration. You will not be able to re-register unless you have valid documents.

If your visa or passport has been lost, damaged or expired you should read the guidance provided by the International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT).

Your Address

As part of the re-registration process you will be asked to confirm your address is correct. Please do take care with this step and make sure that the address shown is up to date.  This is a condition of your registration. If you need to change your address prior to re-registration you can do so using the Address facility in LSE for You.

Support Services

You may have taken a break in your studies due to health or wellbeing issues. If this is the case, you are strongly advised to make contact with Student Wellbeing Services as early as possible so that support can be put in place for you as needed. 

Welcome

There is lots going on during Welcome Week and you are encouraged to get involved.

For more information please visit Your First Weeks

Returning from interruption in Lent Term
(not sitting January exams)

Re-registration

When you return from a break in your studies, you will have to re-register in person.

You must re-register at the Student Services Centre during our opening hours (Monday - Friday, 11am - 4pm) during week 1 of term.

  • British Students will need to bring their passport in order to re-register
  • EEA students will need to bring their passport or national ID to re-register
  • Tier 4 students will need to bring their passport and BRP Card

Visit Registration for further information. If you have any further questions about re-registration please submit an enquiry.

Course Selection

The courses that you were following prior to your interruption will automatically be added to your record and you will soon be able to see these in LSE for You.

If you wish to make changes to any Lent Term half-unit courses please follow the process outlined at Course Selection.

If there are any issues with your course selections please submit an enquiry.

Students with Student Loans Company (SLC) Funding

If you have SLC funding, re-registration with LSE will automatically result in your attendance and registration being confirmed with the SLC before the end of January.

This will release your maintenance loan, tuition fee payment to the school and any relevant bursaries.

Fees

You can check your fees on the Table of Fees. For more information about your fees and/or Financial Support, please visit:

You must have cleared any debts before you can re-register. You should contact the Fees, Income and Credit Control Office to make arrangements to clear the debt before attempting to re-register.

LSE Cards

Please remember that your LSE Card is an important piece of identification and should be carried at all times whilst on campus and must not be lent out or shared with others.

  • If your card is due to expire this year: you can request a new card online at LSE Cards.
  • If your LSE Card is not due to expire this year: it will be automatically updated for the new academic year. Keep using it as normal until the expiry date approaches. At that point, you can request a new card online at LSE Cards.
  • If your LSE Card is not due to expire, but it was lost, stolen or damaged during your interruption: visit LSE Cards and follow the directions to order a new card. A charge for a replacement may apply.

If you're on a Tier 4 Visa

If you are studying with LSE on a Tier 4 visa, re-registration and address updates form part of your responsibilities as a sponsored student.

You must bring your visa and passport along to registration. You will not be able to re-register unless you have valid documents.

If your visa or passport has been lost, damaged or expired you should read the guidance provided by the International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT).

Your Address

As part of the re-registration process you will be asked to confirm your address is correct. Please do take care with this step and make sure that the address shown is up to date.  This is a condition of your registration. If you need to change your address prior to re-registration you can do so using the Address facility in LSE for You.

Support Services

You may have taken a break in your studies due to health or wellbeing issues. If this is the case, you are strongly advised to make contact with Student Wellbeing Services as early as possible so that support can be put in place for you as needed.

Returning from interruption in Lent Term
(sitting January exams)

Re-registration

When you return from a break in your studies, you will have to re-register in person.

You must re-register at the Student Services Centre before your first exam during designated re-registration slots. The slots for January 2020 will be confirmed in due course.

If you are a Tier 4 visa holder, you must register and complete your visa verification before you attend your exams.  Other students do not need to register prior to their exams, but are advised to do so at their earliest convenience. 

  • British Students will need to bring their passport in order to re-register
  • EEA students will need to bring their passport or national ID to re-register
  • Tier 4 students will need to bring their passport and BRP Card

Visit Registration for further information. If you have any further questions about re-registration please submit an enquiry.

January Exams

January 2020 exam dates will be confirmed in due course and the Exams webpage will be updated with further information.

If you are unable to take your exams, then you must contact the SSC Advice Team before the exam period so that we can discuss possible options. You may need to seek a deferral, depending on the circumstances.

Course Selection

The courses that you were following prior to your interruption will automatically be added to your record and you will soon be able to see these in LSE for You.

If you wish to make changes to any Lent Term half-unit courses please follow the process outlined at Course Selection.

If there are any issues with your course choices please submit an enquiry.

Students with Student Loans Company (SLC) Funding

If you have SLC funding, re-registration with LSE will automatically result in your attendance and registration being confirmed with the SLC before the end of January.

This will release your maintenance loan, tuition fee payment to the school and any relevant bursaries.

Fees

You can check your fees on the Table of Fees. For more information about your fees and/or Financial Support, please visit:

You must have cleared any debts before you can re-register. You should contact the Fees, Income and Credit Control Office to make arrangements to clear the debt before attempting to re-register.

LSE Cards

Please remember that your LSE Card is an important piece of identification and should be carried at all times whilst on campus and must not be lent out or shared with others.

  • If your card is due to expire this year: you can request a new card online at LSE Cards.
  • If your ID card is not due to expire this year: it will be automatically updated for the new academic year. Keep using it as normal until the expiry date approaches. At that point, you can request a new card online at LSE Cards.
  • If your card is not due to expire, but it was lost, stolen or damaged during your interruption: visit LSE Cards and follow the directions to order a new card. A charge for a replacement may apply.

If you're on a Tier 4 Visa

If you are studying with LSE on a Tier 4 visa, re-registration and address updates form part of your responsibilities as a sponsored student.

You must bring your visa and passport along to registration. You will not be able to re-register unless you have valid documents.

If your visa or passport has been lost, damaged or expired you should read the guidance provided by the International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT).

Your Address

As part of the re-registration process you will be asked to confirm your address is correct. Please do take care with this step and make sure that the address shown is up to date.  This is a condition of your registration. If you need to change your address prior to re-registration you can do so using the Address facility in LSE for You.

Support Services

You may have taken a break in your studies due to health or wellbeing issues. If this is the case, you are strongly advised to make contact with Student Wellbeing Services as early as possible so that support can be put in place for you as needed.