Study Abroad at the London School of Economics

United Kingdom England London

At LSE, study abroad students join an international community and culturally diverse population of 11,000 students, around 70% of whom join from outside the UK from over 140 countries. LSE is a gateway to global citizenship. With a campus on the doorstep of the City of London, Westminster and Covent Garden, you'll have access to a social and academic scene like no other. London is both the campus and student’s social science laboratory. n exciting, vibrant and colorful city. It's also an academic city, with more than 400,000 university students. Whatever one’s interests or appetites are they will find something to suit their palate and pocketbook in this truly international capital. 

Academic strength: Anthropology, Sociology & Gender, Business, Economics & Finance, History, Philosophy & Religion, Government, Geography
Rankings: Times Top 100
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Strong academic performance

About the University

London School of Economics

The London School of Economics (LSE) consistently nears the top of UK and global rankings. Since 1895, the LSE has pioneered social science research, challenged existing ways of thinking, and sought to understand the causes of things to transform them. 

On a journey to global citizenship, you become part of an international community and culturally diverse population of 11,000 students, around 70% of whom join from outside the UK, representing over 140 countries. From the city-center campus, you discover London, one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and follow in the footsteps of the 18 Nobel Prize winners and many world leaders among LSE’s faculty and alumni.

Learn more at LSE's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Xiuhong Guo - UCL
“I choose to study abroad because I want to experience different cultures and have some great memories. I feel safe and supported in London... I really like my house because it’s near Chase Park and many supermarkets. My studies in London have made me feel ready for the future!”
Xiuhong Guo, Past SAF Student

Preparing For Life at LSE

If you live outside of the UK, you may need a visa to study at LSE.

Pearl from LSE gives her top tips to those who need to apply for a visa. Pearl's advice?

  1. Plan ahead
  2. Check your documents
  3. Check your passport
  4. Submit your application earlier than you think

Of course, SAF staff are experts in studying abroad, so speak with your Student Counselor for personalized advice.

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Schedule a Consultation

Interested in studying abroad with us? Schedule a call with us and we'll help you select a program.

View Other Universities

Not interested in this university? Explore more by browsing through our university pages.