London School of Economics Summer School: London

Undergraduate Global Immersion in the United Kingdom

Program Dates:

Session One:

20 June - 8 July

Session Two:

11 July - 29 July

Session Three:

1 August - 19 August

Location details

  • LSE is on the edge of the West End and has many theaters, museums, galleries, exhibitions, and libraries - many of which are free!
  • Living in multicultural London, you have easy access to the financial and business districts and other potential employers.
  • The Thames River is right next door, with a number of Royal Parks nearby.


  • LSE Summer School students have the opportunity to book accommodation in one of the LSE residence halls
  • All residence halls are located within walking distance of the LSE campus
  • Applications instructions, cost information, housing options and arrival information can be found on the LES Summer School website

Academics and credits

  • Students are able to attend the LSE Summer School for one or both of the two sessions
  • Students enroll in one course per session
  • Students earn 3.5 UMN credits per session
  • Specific course information can be found on the LSE Summer School website
  • All courses will transfer back to the UMN as S/N credit


  • No host country language skills required
  • UMN student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
  • Preference is given to Carlson School of Management students
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Additional criteria may apply
  • The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation

Visa and Passport

  • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
  • All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if requried by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute does not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs

Application and Admissions

To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Summer 2016 is February 1, 2016. Applications for Summer 2016 will open on September 8th, 2015. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline.  Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.  

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" for more information.

Cost estimate (Summary)

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the host country consulate.

Tuition, program administration, and international health insurance are included in the program fee. Flight and dorm-style residence halls (arranged by LSE) are not included. 

Cost table

Estimated Expenses Summer 2016 - One Session
LSE Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$2,600
CGI Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$750
Transportation (to and from program site)$1,250
Additional Housing/Meals$2,000
Daily Living Expenses$500
LSE Application Fee$75
Estimated Expenses Summer 2016 - Two Sessions
LSE Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$4,300
CGI Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$750
Transportation (to and from program site)$1,250
Additional Housing/Meals$4,000
Daily Living Expenses$1,000
LSE Application Fee$75
Estimated Expenses Summer 2016 - Three Sessions
LSE Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$5,700
CGI Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$750
Transportation (to and from program site)$1,250
Additional Housing/Meals$6,000
Daily Living Expenses$1,500
LSE Application Fee$75

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