Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
This university is located in London, England. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. LSE is an unusual university. Few university institutions in the world are as international. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the UK and European Union, but also countries of every continent. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideas are developed, analyzed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe.
- on and off-campus residence halls
- off-campus apartment/room for rent
LSE guarantees university accommodation to all General Course students who have been accepted and apply for housing prior to the deadline. Participants will live in residence halls with British students who also attend LSE. Some student housing is close to the school's campus in central London while other residence halls are located in the closer suburbs. Further details can be found on LSE's website click here
- NO meal plan
- on-campus dining
Some halls of residence are self-catered, while others provide some meals
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Students must have completed two (2) years of study at an approved university, prior to their entry to LSE.
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.
Applicants who wish to study predominantly quantitative courses, i.e. those offered by the Departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0, or equivalent, including higher level calculus and linear algebra.
All courses are taught in English.
For detailed course information: click here.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
LSE uses the following credit transfer system:
1 LSE credit = 8 GT credits
LSE Grade = US Grade
79+ (A+) = A
74-78 (A) = A
68-73 (A-) = A
60-67 (B+) = B
55-59 (B) = B
50-54 (B-) = B
45-49 (C+) = C
40-44 (C) = C
34-39 (C-) = C
0-33 (F) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.