After you apply (MSc)

Acknowledging your Master's application

After you submit your Master’s application you will receive an automatic receipt. Your application will be uploaded into our Student System and reviewed by the Admissions team. Once we’ve checked that your application is complete, it is then forwarded to the Programme Director of the masters of your choice for decision.

Your student number

We'll email you your unique LSHTM student number. You'll need this to set up an IT account so that you can then log in to Applicants Portal to track your application and to accept your offer if you are successful. Keep a note of your user ID and account details as you will need these throughout the process.

How to contact us

For all enquiries regarding your application, please contact our Admissions team at This is your main contact throughout the admissions process, until you register as a student with us. The admissions team will contact you as soon as a decision is made.

Enquiries about visas and immigration will be handled by our Visa & Immigration team at

Most communications from us will be by email. Please check your emails regularly as we may ask you for further information or documents. 

Always quote your student number when you contact us.


If your Master’s application is successful we will send you a formal offer letter by email. 

We cannot make you an offer if your application is incomplete. Use your user ID and password to log in to the Applicant Portal to check for any further documents we need. 

If an offer of admission is made, it will be conditional upon meeting any academic conditions, the payment of a deposit towards your tuition fees and the provision of any other outstanding documents or information. 

Accepting your offer 

Log in to the Applicant Portal to accept your offer. You will have 28 days to accept your offer before it is withdrawn. You will be required within this period to pay a deposit of £500 towards your tuition fees, which becomes payable upon acceptance, in order to secure your place on the course. 

Deferring your offer

We understand that in light of the current circumstances you may no longer wish to study with us this year. We will therefore allow you to defer your place to the next academic year (in which case your deposit will be carried over to September 2021). If you would like to request a deferral, you should submit your request within 28 days of receiving your offer of admission. All requests should be sent to

Withdrawing your offer

If you would like to withdraw your application, just email the Admissions team who will then update your application.

Fee status classification

Your fee status will be determined by the Admissions team in accordance with LSHTM’s Fee Assessment Policy and regulations defined by the UK Government. If you believe that you have been given an incorrect fee status you should contact the Admissions team who will be able to investigate and advise you further. You can also check the UKCISA website for guidance on how fee statuses are assessed in the United Kingdom.

Can I change my programme choice?

Applicants are advised to decline their Offer of Admission to their first programme choice in order for their application to be considered for their second choice. Please note, once an Offer of Admission is declined the place may be filled by another applicant, so please make sure you consider your options carefully. If you would like to discuss your options further please contact the Admissions team or the relevant Programme Director(s) in the first instance.