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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
Time Away: Academic Year Housing options: Apartment (Shared), Dormitory
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Claire Hu
Program Description:
Program Description:
Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program:
  • Program deadline: July 21, 2020
    Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all available places have been filled. Early submissions are encouraged.
  • Princeton deadline: April 30, 2020

London School of Economics and Political Science (ACADEMIC YEAR ONLY)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Students who go to LSE will have the chance to participate in a year of fully integrated undergraduate study, while experiencing the university's top-rated social science departments.

The Setting

More than 300 languages are spoken in London, more than any other city in the world. For centuries, London has welcomed people from across the globe, and these people have helped create a vibrant, multicultural city. In terms of studying, this is a great advantage because you'll encounter ideas from all over the world as part of your daily life. LSE students often have classes where every other participant is from a different country. You'll challenge your preconceptions and gain new perspectives – which is invaluable in our globalised world. What's more, you'll also establish a global network of friends across the world.

You'll also find a huge number of academic resources and research institutes here and London universities can arrange access to rare and special collections. Being able to access these facilities can be invaluable for your research, studies and future career. There are over 1,000 museums and galleries, and 120 different libraries in London. The British Library, a 30 minute walk from LSE, houses over 150 million books, and three million new items are added to its collection every year.




The majority of courses at LSE are year-long in duration. Teaching takes place in the Michaelmas (Autumn) and Lent (Spring) terms, and  exams are held in the first week of January and the Summer term. The year-long structure means that you are able to cover topics in more depth and breadth than in an equivalent single-semester course.

General Course students take four full-unit courses (or the equivalent in half-unit courses), and may pick and choose these from across 300+ options in 19 academic disciplines.

General Course students are assigned to one of the 16 academic departments that offer undergraduate degrees, and are notified of their assignment in late August or early September. This will act as your “home” department during your time at the School, and your academic adviser will be based in this department.

You will have chosen at least one course offered by the department to which you are assigned (two for the Department of Economics) and we aim to assign each student to a department that reflects their academic interest or major subject of study while at LSE. Please note that your departmental assignment need not restrict your course options: you may take any combination of undergraduate courses offered by any department at the School, with just one from your home department (two from the Department of Economics).


Eligibility Requirement of LSE
  • Applicants who wish to study quantitative subjects, such as Economics, Finance, Mathematics and Statistics, should have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5/4.0, or equivalent. 
  • Applicants who wish to study only qualitative subjects, such as Geography, Government or Sociology, should have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3/4.0, or equivalent.
  • LSE typically requires that students complete at least two years of university-level study before beginning the program.

Academic Calendar

  • This program is only year long and is from September through June.


Study abroad students are guaranteed a room in our central London student accommodation, and are fully integrated, both in terms of our accommodation and teaching, with our undergraduate students, around half of whom come from over 150 countries outside the UK.

Student Life

Studying in the heart of London means the vibrant West End, Theatreland, the Royal Opera House and the British Museum are all on your doorstep. But so too are plenty of really useful educational establishments. The British Library, numerous professional institutes and the resources of the University of London are all handily close by.

LSE also organizes a range of day trips and short breaks to help you explore the UK and Europe. Past excursions have helped students to uncover the delights of Amsterdam, the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands, and the joys of an English brewery! Each trip is subsidized by LSE and offered to study abroad students at a significant discount, helping you get the most out of your time in London.

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program.  Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines listed in GPS.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.


  • Start planning your study abroad experience!
  • Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser   
  • Contact a Global Ambassador   
  • Attend an OIP event or info session  
  • Apply!

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