Certificates and Letters

proving that you're a student at LSE

We have a range of documentation to help you prove that you're studying at LSE

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During your time at LSE you may need official documentation to prove that you are studying with us. Click on the relevant category below for further information on how to get the right documentation for you.

Bank Letters

Some banks will ask you for documentation to confirmation your registration status. These letters will need to be addressed directly to the individual bank and can only be collected in person. 

Whilst we can produce these letters before you have registered (providing your admissions documents are all in order) some banks will not accept them until you are registered. You should check with your bank before requesting the letter. 

You can request these documents from the Student Services Centre on the ground floor of the Old Building. We are usually open between 11am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Certificate of Course Choice

The Certificate of Course Choice lists the courses that you have chosen for the current academic year. 

We can provide you with a Certificate of Course Choice if you have not yet completed your current year of study or you have sat exams but are waiting for your results. 

If you are in London you can collect a Certificate of Course Choice from the Student Services Centre on the Ground Floor of the Old Building. We are normally open between 11am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

If you are not in London please click on the button below to request a Certificate of Course Choice.

Request a Certificate of Course Choice

Request a Certificate of Course Choice

  • Your Name

 

If you have already received formal results you can request an intermediate transcript instead. This will confirm your course choices and your results.

Certificate of Registration

You can use a Certificate of Registration to prove that you are a current, registered student at LSE. We are only able to provide you with a Certificate of Registration after you have registered on your designated Registration date.

Certificates of Registration are for the current academic year only and contain:

  • Your full name
  • Your student number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your term time and permanent addresses
  • The title and subject of your programme
  • The start and end dates of your programme
  • LSE's term dates
  • Your registration status (e.g. Registered, unregistered taking assessments)
  • Your mode of attendance (e.g full-time, part-time)

If you are in London you can collect a Certificate of Course Choice from the Student Services Centre on the Ground Floor of the Old Building. We are normally open between 11am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

If you are not in London please use the form below to request a Certificate of Registration.

Request a Certificate of Registration

Request a Certificate of Registration

  • Your Name

 

If you require a document that contains additional information, please see “Customised Confirmation of Student Status" below.

Council Tax Exemption Certificate

Council Tax Exemption Certificates are special Certificates of Registration that can be used to give to Local Authorities to prove you are a student.  They meet the requirements of all London Local Authorities.

If you are in London you can collect a Council Tax Exemption Certificate from the Student Services Centre on the Ground Floor of the Old Building. We are normally open between 11am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

If you are not in London please click on the button below to request a Council Tax Exemption Certificate.

Request a Council Tax Exemption Certificate

Request a Council Tax Exemption Certificate

  • Your Name

 

Customised Confirmation of Student Status

We can produce a customised confirmation of student status letter if a standard Certificate of Registration does not contain all of the information you need, for example:

  • You are a current student and need a certificate of registration for a previous year
  • You are a former student and need a certificate of registration for a previous year
  • Another institution has asked that we include a specific phrase or sentence

We will do our best to provide the information that you require but we can only include information that is held on your student record that we are allowed to release. We cannot include exam and submission dates, marks, details of academic performance or conduct, attendance records. 

Request a customised confirmation of Student Status

Request a customised confirmation of student status

For previous academic years or if bespoke information needs to be included

  • About You
  • Your Name

 

Given their bespoke nature these letters must be requested online and may take up to seven working days to produce.

It is not possible for us to produce these letters at the Student Services Centre.

Transcripts, Diploma Documents and Degree Certificates

Current students with at least one set of confirmed results can request an intermediate transcript.

If you do not yet have any confirmed results you can request a Certificate of Course Choice.

Degree Certificates, Final Transcripts and Diploma Supplements are only available when you have successfully completed your programme. Visit Graduating from LSE for more information.

Reference Letters and Degree Verification

Reference Letters

Reference letters are typically produced by your Academic Advisor or another member of academic staff within your department. Please contact your departmentfor more information. 

Undergraduate students may also want to consider contacting their Departmental Tutor

Degree Verification

LSE uses the Higher Education Degree Datacheck system to allow third-parties to verify the details of an individuals LSE degree. 

For more information visit Third-party requests for verification of qualifications.

Visa Documents

CAS Requests and Short Term Study Letters

Visa letters for travelling outside the UK

You can request a visa letter for travelling if you need to prove your student status to travel outside the UK. The letter will be addressed to the embassy of the country you plan to visit. 

If you are in London you can collect a visa Letter for travel outside the UK from the Student Services Centre on the Ground Floor of the Old Building. We are normally open between 11am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

If you are not in London please click on the button below to request a visa letter for travel outside the UK.

 

Request a visa letter for travel outside the UK

Request a visa letter for travel outside the UK

  • Your Name
  • Address confirmation

 

These letters can only be used for travel purposes, they cannot be used for Tier 4 or Short Term Study applications. Please remember that you should not miss any teaching due to travel. These letters cannot be scanned or emailed as embassies require original hard copies. 

Contact us

Telephone

Telephone +44 (0) 20 7849 4994

Email

Email registry@lse.ac.uk

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Student Services Centre, (Ground Floor) Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

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