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. 

Please make sure you are aware of the Covid secure measures that are in place across LSE before you visit campus.  

 

Returning from interruption

When you return from a break in your studies, you will have to re-register online and attend a campus enrolment session. Once you have completed online re-registration and attended for campus enrolment, you will be a fully registered student.

If you are a student who returned to your studies during the 2020 academic year but could not campus enrol, you must campus enrol at the start of the 2021 academic year. 

You must complete this process before accessing on campus resources and teaching.

Enrolment is closed to all students due to return to their studies in Michaelmas Term 2021/2. If you were due to return in Michaelmas term and have questions about your re-registration, please contact the Registration team via the SSC enquiry form

If you are due to return from interruption in Lent Term 2021/2, you will receive further information about online re-registration and campus enrolment, on, or just after, 6 December 2021. Please re-register as soon as possible after receiving this message. You should campus enrol before attending any in-person teaching, or, if applicable, prior to taking January 2022 in-person exam assessments. 

If you are returning to an Executive programme, please check with your Programme Manager for latest information. 

If you have questions about your re-registration, please contact the Registration team via the SSC enquiry form

 

Re-registration

When you return from a break in your studies, you will have to re-register online and attend a campus enrolment session. Once you have completed online re-registration and attended for campus enrolment, you will be a fully registered student.

If you are a student who returned to your studies during the 2020 academic year but could not campus enrol, you must campus enrol at the start of the 2021 academic year. 

You must complete this process before accessing on campus resources and teaching.

 

If you are returning in Lent Term, information about online re-registration and campus enrolment will be published by early December. 

 Online re-registration

  • The online registration process will help to make sure we have up to date and necessary information about you. 
  • You will be sent an email when it is time to re-register.
  • Enrolment is closed to all students due to start or return to their studies in Michaelmas term 2021.
  • Information for Lent Term returners will be sent on, or just after, 6 December 2021. 
  • When re-registering online, 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, or campus enrolment, you can do so using the Address facility in LSE for You.
  • For further information about the questions you will be asked, and what to expect when re-registering online, please visit the Registration and Re-registration webpages.

Campus Enrolment

  • Campus enrolment is where we check your documents. When you campus enrol we are legally required to check your eligibility to study in the UK. We do this by checking various documents. The documents you'll need vary according to your nationality and immigration status. If you do not bring the appropriate identification documents we will not be able to campus enrol you. Documents must be originals.
  • For details of what you need to bring with you please visit what to bring to campus enrolment. Please remember to check back regularly as the page may be subject to change.
  • Please remember that you will not be able to campus enrol unless you bring all the required in-date original documents with you to campus enrolment.

Michaelmas Term

  • Campus Enrolment is now closed to Michaelmas Term starters. 

Lent Term 

  • You must campus enrol before attending any in-person teaching, or, if applicable, prior to taking January 2022 in-person exam assessments.
  • Please campus enrol at the Student Services Centre counter during normal counter opening hours. Please see the Student Services webpage for SSC counter opening hours as these can vary at different points during the academic year.
  • Executive students: please stay in touch with your Programme Manager as they will have the latest information on campus enrolment arrangements.
  • Campus enrolment for all students due to start, or return to their studies, in Lent term 2021/2 will take place in the Student Services Centre, Ground Floor, Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE (see map for campus location). Information about LSE buildings, including accessibility, can be found on the LSE Estate webpages.  If you have any concerns about accessing LSE buildings to attend for Campus Enrolment, please let us know by submitting a SSC Enquiry Form.  

For further information about online registration and campus enrolment - including when and where you should attend for campus enrolment please visit our Registration and Re-registration webpages.

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.

Course Selection

When you receive your email notification to re-register, it will include information about course selection, specific to your level of study (undergraduate/postgraduate). Please ensure that you read this carefully. 

For more information about selecting courses please visit Course Selection.

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

What to bring to Campus Enrolment

To find out what you need to campus enrol please visit our what to bring to campus enrolment pages.

If there are any questions 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.

 

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. 

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions, you may find the answer on the RegistrationRe-registration or Online FAQ webpages.  

If you encounter difficulties re-registering online, you may find the answer to your question on the Online FAQ webpage.

If you still cannot find the answer to your question, please contact the Registration team via the SSC online enquiry form