*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.3 for most departments for qualitative subjects (firm)
- Minimum GPA of 3.5 for quantitative subjects (firm)
About the Program
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
is one of the largest Schools in the University of London system and boasts a population of 8,700 students. With an outstanding international reputation in History, Philosophy, Law, and Economics, LSE has drawn students and faculty from around the world. LSE boasts an active student union with over 150 clubs and societies, as well as 40 sports clubs.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is located in the heart of London on the Aldwych just off the Strand, where the two historic centers in London meet. Immediately to the east are the the commercial, financial, and legal centers in the City, and to the west are the government centers of Westminster and Whitehall.
- Full year: mid-September to mid-June
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: Anthropology, Business, Economics, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Policy
When choosing classes, you should look primarily at first or second year courses, but you are eligible to take a third year course if prerequisites are met.
Course Information at LSE
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 4 full year classes or the equivalent
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 40
Please note that Georgetown will only accept the final exam grade and not the course grade.
You are required to live in program housing as housing at LSE is guaranteed.
You have three housing options:
- Catered residence hall: a traditional dormitory with a dining hall attached or nearby. This accommodation includes a meal plan in the housing fee.
- Self-Catered hall: apartment and suite style residence hall, where students have access to a shared kitchen. Meal plan is not included.
- Intercollegiate hall: self-catered and catered halls that are open to any student attending a constituent university of the University of London.
Please note while some of the accommodations are within a reasonable walking distance from the university buildings, many are not. You should be prepared to commute via public transportation from your residence hall to the academic buildings, which may be up to a 45 minutes away via the London underground.
Housing Information at LSE
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website
Hoya Muneera Alsada takes us through London on @GUAbroad Snapchat.
Stories Beyond the Hilltop Blog
Learn more about Hoya experiences in London in Stories Beyond the Hilltop.