What is the application deadline?
We work on a first-come, first-served basis, which means that we have no fixed deadlines and you can apply for any course up until the point it is filled. We receive applications on a daily basis, therefore in order to avoid disappointment we suggest that students apply as early as possible.
Please also note that accommodation spaces are limited and may fill up before this date so you are advised to apply as soon as possible if you wish to stay in LSE Halls.
What documents do I need to submit with my application?
Applicants will need to submit evidence that they meet the course prerequisites by providing their university transcript (marksheet), or a university offer letter if you are applying for a 100 level course, and have not yet started studying at university.
Please note that you will need to provide a copy of your university transcript if you have undertaken any university study. It is important that the transcript includes your full name. If this document is not in English, please provide a brief translation. Where necessary you will also need to submit evidence of English language proficiency.
Is there an application fee?
There is a non-refundable fee of £50 payable when you submit the application form. This can be paid with a debit/credit card. If you are having problems paying or do not have a card to pay with, we would advise you to ask a family member or friend to pay on your behalf.
I requested to defer my place from Summer School 2020 and/or 2021. Do I need to pay the application fee again?
If you were unable to attend Summer School in 2020 or 2021, and have previously requested for your application to be deferred to Summer School 2022, you will not need to pay the application fee again. Please contact the Summer School Office for information on how to submit your application using the deferral code.
What is the difference between 100, 200 and 300 level courses?
100 level courses have no specific prerequisites in their own subject, but may require some mathematics (please see individual course pages for more information). The minimum requirement for taking these courses is to have an offer of a place at university, but additional evidence of academic ability may also be required.
200 level courses are equivalent to intermediate level university courses. They have prerequisites in the form of university level introductory courses in the same or closely related subject.
300 level courses are advanced and equivalent to either final year undergraduate or first year graduate courses. They have prerequisites of university level intermediate courses.
The course I want to take has Introductory Microeconomics as a prerequisite, I have taken this course as AP (Advanced Placement). Can I still apply?
Where the term 'Introductory' is used, we require a course that is of similar level to 1st year undergraduate study at LSE. AP does not meet this requirement.
I am taking/have taken a prerequisite course, but will not receive my grades until later in the year. Can I still apply?
Yes, but any offer will be conditional on providing evidence of meeting the prerequisites before the start of the programme. Students will be asked to state the date on which they expect to receive grades.
Can I use LSE Summer School courses as prerequisites?
Yes, it is quite common for students to take a prerequisite course in one session in order to progress to a higher level course in the next session. For example, EC101: Introductory Microeconomics can be used as a prerequisite for EC270: Public Finance.
I do not meet the prerequisites for a course but I do have relevant professional experience. Can I apply?
Courses at LSE, especially the higher level courses, tend to be heavily theoretical. We believe that there is no substitute for academic experience, and therefore in nearly all cases we are unable to accept applications that do not meet the prerequisites. Please get in touch with our office should you wish to discuss this further.
My transcript is not in English, does this matter?
You will be asked to provide a brief translation. This does not need to be professionally translated. You will be able to submit both the original and translated document to us with your application form.