LONDON: London School of Economics

London, England

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  • Fall Semester - Academic Year TBA
  • Spring Semester - Academic Year TBA
  • Summer 2 Semester - Early July - Mid August

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - *Please note earlier deadline.* March 1
  • Summer 2 Semester - March 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (

Internationally renowned London School of Economics and Political Science  offers both a summer school or full academic year option.

The summer programme is based on regular undergraduate courses taught at LSE and has gained popularity in the academic community. You will find that the opportunity offered by Summer School extends further than world-class teaching. The programme is a learning experience made unique by a truly diverse mix of participants drawn from over 80 countries and with an eclectic range of backgrounds.All Summer School participants are considered part of the wider LSE community and are afforded the same rights and privileges as regular students. There is an organized social programme affording opportunity to meet and relax with your teachers and fellow participants. To view this program please visit

For those who believe a summer is not enough, a year long option, The General Course, is also available. Enhance your personal development and gain resume building experiences through year long studies at LSE. Independent research shows that the longer students study abroad the greater the academic, career, cultural and personal benefits, and for those interested LSE is a great opportunity.


*Important Course Selection Information-Please Read*

Summer Program: 8 NU credits. Courses range from traditional core Economics and Finance subjects to those concerned with contemporary politics and management practice. Students will take one class in Session One (early July to late July) and the other course in Session Two (late July to mid August). When selecting courses, please check the LSE Summer School website for the course prerequisites. Due to the intensive nature of the programme, you can expect to spend a full day on campus Monday through Friday. Assessment for Summer School courses is based upon the results of either two written examinations, or, a final written examination and assessed work. All business courses must be pre-approved by DMSB prior to your departure.

Year Long program: 32 NU credits. Students will be taking four courses during the year.

  • Please Note for Year Long Program: Any student interested in the year long program must work very closely with OISP. It is also mandatory that students develop a curriculum guide with their academic advisor to ensure the proper transfer of courses and fulfillment of degree requirements
  • Economics Courses: Due to the structure of LSE's economics courses, students should have the proper background in Linear Algebra, Advanced Statistics and Calculus 2 before enrolling in LSE. Additionally, any student interested in economics courses (regardless of major) must meet with Professor Neil Alper( in the economics department to gain course approval.

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LSE is the leading social science institution in the world, with many of the world's leading experts in their fields and cutting edge research.

The School offers a unique opportunity to study the social sciences in a university institution with a worldwide academic reputation, while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational facilities of one of the world's great capital cities. Many influential developments in thinking about society, economics and politics have originated in work carried out at the School, including the basis of the modern welfare state and the development of free-market economics.

Students from all over the world have been welcomed at LSE since the foundation of the School in 1895.

At present there are over 150 countries represented on campus, making LSE a uniquely international and cosmopolitan university in the centre of an equally cosmopolitan world city, London. In an increasingly globalised world, LSE provides you with an opportunity to study the social sciences in a truly international way, surrounded by an entirely international community.

Eligibility Requirements

Summer 2 Requirements:

2 Completed Terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term

GPA: at least 3.3

Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Business Students: please speak with your Academic Advisor


General Course YEARLONG Requirements:

2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term

Minimum required cumulative GPA is 3.3 for those wishing to study only qualitative subjects and 3.5 for those wishing to study quantitative courses (i.e. Economics, Finance, Mathematics or Statistics)

Business Students: please speak with your Academic Advisor


Application Procedure

    Summer 2:

    Online OISP Application

    Summer School Online Application

    Select "Northeastern University" as a Partner Institution in the drop down on LSE's application

    Photocopy of Passport ID Page

    Official Transcript

    General Course Year Long:

    Online OISP Application

  •  LSE  Year Long Online Application  
  • Personal Statement

    2 Faculty Letters of Recommendation

    Photocopy of your Passport

    Official Transcript

    Please Note for Year Long Program: It is mandatory that students meet with their academic advisors to determine how the curriculum of their year long program will fit into their degree requirements



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Fall 2015 and Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 32 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Summer 2 2015: $10,909

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634) and International Security and Emergency Support ($275). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Students will be staying in single rooms in the High Holborn Residence. High Holborn is situated right in the heart of the city. It is very close to the main school campus; roughly 5-10 minutes walk away, making it an extremely popular choice with many students who study at the LSE every year. High Holborn is a large complex, of self catered flats designed for 4-6 people. While the residence is self catered, a continental breakfast is provided to all Summer School students. Each flat or suite comprises several single study bedrooms with shared facilities such as the bathroom and kitchen. Each room has its own waste basket, storage space, desk and lamp ,as well as a telephone. The kitchens are equipped with cooking utensils and are serviced regularly. The bedrooms are supplied with bed linen and towels.


London is the capital of both England and the United Kingdom. It has been a major city for two millennia, and its history goes back to its founding by the Romans. Today London is a major global city and one of the world's largest financial centers making it an excellent place to study business. Central London is home to the headquarters of more than half of the UK's top 100 listed companies and more than 100 of Europe's 500 largest. London's influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, the arts and culture in general contributes to its global position. It is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors.