It is your decision on whether to apply for a Student Oyster card depending on your individual circumstances.
If you're 18 or over, a full-time student and living in a London borough, you may be eligible for a 30% travel discount on most Transport for London (TfL) services with an 18+ Student Oyster photocard.
The 18+ Student Oyster photocard can be used to purchase discounted weekly and monthly season tickets. It cannot be used for discounted pay as you go journeys.
There is an application fee and the 30% discount can only be applied to travelcards or season tickets.
Some students find that it is cheaper to travel on a pay as you go basis, particularly if they are eligible for a 16-25 Railcard. Railcard discounts can be applied to off peak pay as you go journeys made using Oyster. You will need to register your Oyster card and valid Railcard to a London Underground station with a ticket office and ask a member of staff to set the discount for you.
Transport for London (TfL) have a useful tool to help you work out the best way to pay your fares - visit what's the best ticket for me.
If you are under 18:
You may be able to get free and discounted travel using a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard.
If you are a part-time student:
You are not generally eligible under the terms of the 18+ Student Oyster photocard scheme unless you are in receipt of a hardship fund from LSE.
If you are a part-time student and believe you qualify for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard, please contact the Student Services Centre prior to submitting your application, by submitting an enquiry.