London School of Economics Summer School: London

Undergraduate Global Immersion in the United Kingdom

 Summer Session, Attend one or both sessions:

Session 1: July 6 - July 24, 2015
Session 2: July 27 - August 14, 2015

This is a Global Immersion offering in which students take classes directly at a partner university in a special summer session offered especially for students from outside of the London School of Economics. Students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, courses are based on regular LSE undergraduate courses, and lecturers are leading LSE faculty and expert guests.
Global Immersion programs often require students to demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and service may be different from a US university. Examples of differences that exchange students should be prepared to encounter include varying housing options, the amount and timing of program details, grading based less on assignments and more on final exams, and an academic calendar that may differ significantly from the University of Minnesota.

Program schedule

LSE Summer School offers over 70 three-week courses taught by LSE’s world-renowned faculty. All courses take place on our campus in the heart of Central London.

Application and Admissions

To apply, please visit the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee. The priority deadline for Summer 2015 is February 1, 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 4 weeks of the priority deadline.


To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:

  • A University of Minnesota student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • 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

Location details

Seeing the world and experiencing other cultures is an essential learning experience; London is one of the most exciting and culturally-diverse cities in the world. With impressive architecture, world-class galleries and museums and great food and nightlife, London remains one of the world's top tourist destinations, and is the European financial capital. Being a part of LSE Summer School will give you the opportunity to study and live centrally in one of the leading global cities in the world.

International experience is an impressive part of any CV and, in addition to the personal growth that comes with overseas travel, being able to include study at one of the world's top universities helps Summer School alumni stand out from the crowd.

While the main focus of your time at LSE will be your studies, you will also have the chance to relax with your fellow students outside of class. An organised social programme will give you a chance to see some of the sights of London. Some of the events held in 2014 included trips to the theatre, day-trips to Cambridge and Oxford, and the ever-popular Disco Boat parties.

Housing and Food

LSE Summer School students have the opportunity to book accommodation in LSE's Halls of Residence, where regular year LSE students live while studying. The types of room and facilities available vary depending on the Hall but all are within easy walking distance of campus. Costs vary widely depending on location and amenities.

Students apply for accommodation after a formal offer at the Summer School has been made.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.


  • Carlson undergraduate students
  • Classes will be a mix of international students

Academics and credits

  • 3.5 credits per session (one course per session)
  • Grading is S/N basis
  • IBUS 3700

Summer School courses are drawn from across the university and are divided into seven subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • International Relations, Government & Society
  • Law
  • Business and Management

Cost estimate (Summary)

Program Fee includes tuition, program administation, and international health insurance. Does NOT include flight, dorm-style res halls arranged by LSE.

Housing in London is very expensive. Housing costs and amenities vary widely at LSE, and students are encouraged to apply early for the best range of options. Shared rooms may be available, but roommates must sign up together.

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 Consulate.

Cost table

Estimated Expenses Summer 2015 - One Session
LSE Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$2500
CGI Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$750
Transportation (to and from program site)$1250
Additional Housing/Meals$2000
Daily Living Expenses$500
LSE Application Fee$80
Estimated Expenses Summer 2015 - Two Sessions
LSE Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$4200
CGI Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$750
Transportation (to and from program site)$1250
Additional Housing/Meals$4000
Daily Living Expenses$1000
LSE Application Fee$80

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