Early Arrivals

and pre-sessional students

There is a range of support available if you arrive early to LSE, whether that's to undertake pre-sessional teaching or for additional time to settle in.

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You might be expected to arrive before LSE Welcome (Monday 21 to Friday 25 September 2020) to take part in pre-sessional teaching for an MSc programme or develop your language skills. Alternatively, you might choose to come to London early to give yourself additional time to settle in or find accommodation.

Please check back over the Summer as this information is updated in the run-up to Welcome 2020.

Welcome Guide

Please check back over the Summer as the Welcome Guide will be available electronically from mid-August.

Campus Tours

Please check back over the Summer as this information is updated in the run-up to Welcome 2020.

Support for early arrivals

Early Arrivals Help Point

Please check back over the Summer as this information is updated in the run-up to Welcome 2020.

Student Services Centre

The Student Services Centre is open between 11am - 4pm daily. Visit lse.ac.uk/ssc to find out about the services we offer at the counter.

Early arrivals events

Please check back over the Summer as this information is updated in the run-up to Welcome 2020.

Early Arrival events held in 2019 included:

  • Services Showcase
  • Top Tips for LSE Students
  • Top Tips for International Students
  • Staying Well at LSE
  • Information for students living off campus
  • Local history tours
  • Consent Collective Gameshow

Public Lecture Programme

Everyone is welcome to attend LSE's public events. Find out what's happening during September and how you can attend at LSE Events.

Things to know

Useful things to know

Registration

Unless you are registering early as part of a compulsory pre-sessional course, you will need to wait for your designated registration date.

Accommodation

If you have a term-time place in one of LSE's halls, you may be able to book an early arrival for August/September. 

Student bank accounts and travel discounts

You may be able to set up a bank account prior to registration, however some tasks, such as securing student discounts on travel cards cannot be done until after you have registered as a student.

Council Tax exemption

Please be aware that if you choose to arrive early you may be liable to pay Council Tax for that period until your official registration date.