LSE is a vibrant and diverse community with students from over 140 countries and 40% of staff hailing from outside the UK. This rich diversity fosters engaging social, economic, and political discussions from a global standpoint. The varied experiences, perspectives, and beliefs of our staff and student body contribute to a truly global and informed dialogue. LSE recognizes and appreciates the significant contributions of international students, valuing their perspectives, experiences, and cultural diversity on campus. As an institution, LSE warmly embraces and welcomes students from around the world, providing them with a transformative academic experience.

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International Student Insurance

It is crucial for international students to prioritize having dependable health insurance in case of accidents or the need for medical assistance while studying abroad. With over 20 years of experience, we provide specialized health and travel insurance plans tailored to the unique needs of study abroad and international students. Our plans are globally recognized, offering comprehensive coverage of high quality at affordable rates. Using our user-friendly tool, you can quickly compare international student health insurance plans and find the one that best suits your needs.

LSE Students' Union (LSESU) is a student-led not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of LSE students. Situated at the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre on 1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2AP, our goal is to empower LSE students to maximize their university experience and take advantage of the numerous life-changing opportunities available to them.

Arriving from abroad and need assistance with storing your belongings?

Located at 35 Heavitree Road, the Student Storage Company offers secure storage solutions tailored to the needs of students. Whether you require temporary storage for your luggage during vacations or a place to store excess items throughout the academic year, they provide reliable and cost-effective services.

To discuss your storage requirements and make arrangements, you can contact them at +44 1234 567890.

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For international students, the International Student Services is the go-to resource for addressing questions and concerns. They offer valuable guidance on immigration matters, visa extensions, and adapting to life in the UK. You can visit their office to seek advice, attend workshops, and connect with other international students who share similar experiences. This dedicated service is available to support you throughout your university journey.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a program that emphasizes the skills necessary to excel in an English-speaking academic environment, specifically tailored to the core subject areas students will encounter during their time at LSE. The EAP program is available at LSE's Houghton Street campus and aims to enhance students' abilities in academic English.

How can I connect with fellow international students?

With over half of its student population being international, LSE offers an incredibly accessible environment to connect with fellow international students. One of the simplest ways to meet others is through your accommodation. Additionally, engaging with societies provides another avenue to interact with a diverse range of students.

Do I need health insurance as an international student at LSE?

Health insurance is often mandatory for international students studying in various countries, including the UK. If you are studying in the UK for less than six months, you may need to obtain private health insurance. Check with your university or the official UK government website for the latest requirements.

Are there opportunities to celebrate diversity and share my culture?

LSE, places great importance on diversity and offers various avenues for students to embrace and share their own cultures. Cultural societies, events, international food, and Global Week are examples of opportunities to showcase your culture at LSE. Stay updated via university's website and social media platforms for cultural events and celebrations.

Where can I find support and guidance as an international student?

The International Student Service at London School of Economics and Political Science (Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE) offers guidance on immigration matters, visa extensions, and adapting to life in the UK. You can contact them or visit their office to seek advice, attend workshops, and connect with other international students.

How can I connect with International Student Ambassadors?

LSE offers Student Ambassadors who are available to mentor incoming students for the upcoming 2023/24 academic year. To contact them, you can reach out to our email account at If you have a specific Ambassador in mind, please include their name in the email subject. These Ambassadors provide valuable guidance and insights on studying and living in London, helping you make the most of your university journey.