About The London School of Economics and Political Science
LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford.
A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. It is ranked the top university in the UK in its social science disciplines.
About LSE Summer School
The LSE Summer School has the world's largest intake of international study abroad undergraduates compared with other summer schools across the globe.
LSE Summer School offers over 70 three-week courses taught by LSE's world-renowned faculty. All courses take place on our campus in the heart of Central London. Courses are divided into seven subject areas:
- Business and Management
- Culture and Environment
- English Language
- International Relations, Government & Society
LSE Summer School courses are full-time, intensive programmes, and consist of at least 54 contact hours over the three-week period, generally taking the form of 36 hours of lectures and 18 hours of tutorial or seminar-based classes. You will only take a maximum of one course per session.
Course information can be found HERE.
|Session One||18 June - 6 July 2018|
|Session Two||9 July - 27 July 2018|
|Session Three||30 July - 17 August 2018|
- You are expected to arrive on the day before the program starts for student dormitory check-in. Please refer to the host institution’s acceptance package for the arrival information.
- You should only depart after completion of the program.
This is a fee-paying program and HKUST students will bear the tuition fee and the costs for accommodation, meals, travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.
Fees listed below are for Summer 2017 only.
|Application fee||GBP 50|
|Tuition||One session: GBP 2,100
Two sessions: GBP 3,700
Three sessions: GBP 4,320
|Accommodation (Per session)||Range from GBP 980 to GBP 1,940|
You are eligible to apply for the program if you:
- will have completed Year 1 by the start of program; and
- have a cumulative CGA of 3.3 or above (Students with slightly lower CGA may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration).
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
Documents required by host institution
- Academic transcript
- Personal statement
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to LSE will not be accepted
To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.
Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents (CLICK HERE for details)
Step 2: The Host Institution Application (TO BE COMPLETED AFTER YOU ARE NOMINATED BY HKUST)
If you are nominated, you will be notified to submit a formal host institution application. Detailed information and application instructions can be found HERE.
The HKUST Study Abroad Financial Assistance aims to help HKUST students with financing their study abroad programs. More details can be found at HKUST Study Abroad website.
You are advised to discuss your study plan with your major department or any pre-major advisors in your School. For details of the credit transfer procedures, please CLICK HERE.
Students may be required to apply for a visa to attend the program. Check HERE.
HKUST students who take part in the University's exchange programs will be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.
LSE Summer School students have the opportunity to book accommodation in LSE's halls of residence, where regular year students live whilst studying. The types of room and facilities available vary depending on the hall but all are within easy walking distance of campus. It is only possible to apply for accommodation once a formal offer of a place at the Summer School has been made. For details, please CLICK HERE.
Disclaimer: The host institutions may release updated information from time to time. Information on this page will be updated on a rolling basis. While the Global Student Programs Office tries the best effort to post the most updated information on this page, you are advised to refer to the host institutions' official websites for the most updated information.
Last update: 14 November 2017