Spend your summer studying at Europe's largest summer school, right in the heart of London. Over 80 courses available over three sessions in accounting, business and management, culture and the environment, economics, finance, international relations and politics and law.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2018
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Extension: March 1, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: The LSE is already accepting applications for Summer 2018! The LSE application can be completed prior to January 1, but students will still need to complete the GEO application after it opens on January 1. On the LSE application under the ‘Further Information’ tab, enter NEU18 as the institution code. 
  • Official Transcript
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.3
  • Exception: This program will consider applicants who do not meet the cumulative GPA requirements in certain circumstances and/or with additional application materials. Please contact the GEO coordinator for more information.
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.


During the LSE 2018 Summer School, students will be able to participate in any combination of the three summer sessions offered. Students should specify which sessions they are applying for in the GEO application. The dates for each session are as follows:

Session One: 18 June – 6 July 2018
Session Two: 9 – 27 July 2018
Session Three: 30 July – 17 August 2018
Credit conversion information can be found below.
  • Students take one course only during each session at the LSE Summer School
  • Students typically take between one and three courses/sessions
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1 LSE course:1 Northeastern course (4 NU credits)
  • One LSE course will come in as 4 Northeastern credits, two LSE courses will come in as 8 Northeastern credits and three LSE courses will come in as 12 Northeastern credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change

Courses range from traditional core Economics and Finance subjects to those concerned with contemporary politics and management practice. Students will take one class per session. When selecting courses, please check the LSE Summer School website for the course prerequisites. Due to the intensive nature of the programme, students 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 their departure.

Courses at LSE typically do not reach maximum enrollment until early March. As courses start to fill up, they are removed from the application form. In order for students to get their first choice of courses in the program, GEO recommends that students apply to LSE as soon as the applications open, if possible.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.


Northeastern Tuition: $6,070 - 18,210
  • Tuition covers 4-12 Northeastern credits. Students will be billed accordingly depending on how many sessions they attend at the LSE Summer School. 

    • One Session (4 NU Credits) = $6,070
    • Two Sessions (8 NU Credits) = $12,140
    • Three Sessions (12 NU Credits) = $18,210

    Please note that One Session (4 NU Credits) only is considered part-time and financial aid will not apply. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

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.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!


Additional Resources


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.


Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • Off-Campus through Program: 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.

Host University or Organization

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 students with an opportunity to study the social sciences in a truly international way, surrounded by an entirely international community.

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