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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory, Shared Apt. Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: No
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
No Internship: No
Advisor: Ethan Merritt Minimum GPA: 3.3
Class Level Required for Admission: Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
Advising Required:
Program Description:

Is this Program Right for You?

LSE entranceImmerse yourself in the exciting urban culture of central London. As a student at the London School of Economics (LSE) you will be studying in the heart of a multicultural city alongside students from across the world.

The LSE Summer School program offers a unique opportunity to study the social sciences in a university institution with a worldwide academic reputation, amidst this great capital city and focal point in the increasing integration of Europe. LSE is internationally known for its high academic standards and intellectually stimulating community. Since 1910, international students have been able to study at LSE, and AU students are now able to join that tradition. The renowned Summer School offers short courses taught by leading LSE faculty.

Courses will run in three consecutive three-week sessions and students can decide whether to study for one or multiple sessions.


Academic Information

LSE campus


AU students directly enroll in the LSE program and earn full AU credit. 

LSE's Summer School program is divided into 3 three-week sessions. Students may apply to one or multiple sessions.  One three-credit course is taken per session. The extensive range of courses covers the breadth of the social science expertise available at the LSE. This includes courses in Accounting & Finance, Economics, English, International Studies, Law and Management. Each course requires full-time participation in order to cover all the required material, with three hour lectures usually taking place in the morning and one hour classes usually taking place in the afternoon. All Summer School participants are considered part of the wider LSE community and are integrated into the campus community.


Due to the intensive nature of the program, students are expected to spend a full day on campus. Lectures are attended by all students on the course, and take place either in the morning (10am - 1pm) or afternoon (2pm - 5pm), at the same time each day. They are supplemented by small one hour classes, during the following afternoon or morning. These are an opportunity to work through problem sets or case studies, or present and discuss seminar papers. In addition, students are recommended to spend 2-3 hours per day in self-guided study.

Please see the LSE Summer School website for more information on courses offered.

Course Equivalency: Click here to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.


Student Life

Life in London

London is truly one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the world, offering students an unparalleled environment in which to live and study. Whether your interest is art and theater, politics and economics, or film and music, it can all be found in abundance. LSE's location in central London is fundamental to its identity. It is a stimulating, cosmopolitan campus and very much a part of the city. Westminster, Whitehall, the business and financial institutions of the City, the Law Courts and the media are all on the School's doorstep.

Housing and Meals

London sceneStudents are responsible for making housing and meal arrangements independently with LSE. An accommodation application form will be available for all participants once they have been accepted into the LSE Summer Program. Applications will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis, so early applications are essential. The LSE Summer School is unable to guarantee accommodation for late applications. LSE offers a variety of styles of accommodation, including Halls of Residence and Houses, which are either catered or offer self-catering facilities.


There are two kinds of visas available to students studying in the UK: the Short Term Study visa and the Tier 4 Student visa.  Each visa type has different requirements and stipulations.  More visa guidance will be provided after acceptance to the program.  Typically, students obtain a Short Term Study visa for the summer program.  Each student is responsible for applying and obtaining the appropriate visa.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/15/2017
Varies by program 06/19/2017 08/18/2017
NOTE: LSE Session One: June 19 - July 7, 2017 LSE Session Two: July 10 - July 28, 2017 LSE Session Three: July 31 - August 18, 2017

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.