IFSA London School of Economics and Political Science Partnership

London, England

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Term
Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Year: February 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.3
Typical Credit Load:
32

About LSE

LSE is much more than just Economics! Situated right in the heart of central London, you'll tackle real world problems across the social sciences. Participate in international debate with peers who bring diverse perspectives from over 160 countries. You will find this academic year program is as rewarding as it is demanding.

LSE Benefits

  • Study at Britain's only university specializing in the study of the social sciences, a member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League
  • Take advantage of LSE's close ties to business, government, law and media in the city
  • Participate in IFSA's exclusive Exploring Community & Culture course, which will facilitate your integration into London's culture
  • LSE is part of the University of London (UL), so students can use the UL Union's excellent facilities
  • Students take four courses, including at least one from their selected host department (two if assigned to economics)

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at London School of Economics and Political Science Partnership

Courses
To view available courses at LSE, visit the LSE online course catalog.

When choosing your department of study and courses, please consider the following:
  • Students who are admitted into the economics department are required to take at least two courses in that department. All other departments at LSE require students to take at least one course in their home department.
  • Qualitative departments at LSE require students to have at least a 3.3 GPA.
  • Quantitative departments at LSE require students to have at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Students applying to the economics department should already have completed three to four economics courses, including microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students should have also completed two to three math and/or statistic courses.
At LSE, a full course load consists of year-long courses that are 4 full units total, equaling 32 U.S. semester credit hours per year.
Course Restrictions
  • Students who are admitted into the economics department are required to take at least two courses in that department. All other departments at LSE require students to take at least one course in their home department.
  • Qualitative departments at LSE require students to have at least a 3.3 GPA.
  • Quantitative departments at LSE require students to have at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Students applying to the economics department should already have completed three to four economics courses, including microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students should have also completed two to three math and/or statistic courses.
  • Please note that LSE will not admit visiting students into 300 Level courses without extensive background in the subject.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at London School of Economics and Political Science Partnership
Accounting Advertising Anthropology Asian Studies Business Chinese Economics European History French Geography German Greek (Modern and Classical) History International Studies/Affairs/Relations Law/Legal Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Music Studies Philosophy Social Policy Sociology Spanish Statistics Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
Both self-catered and meal plan options are available, depending on housing assignment.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Dates and Fees

Academic Year 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 20, 2018
Program End Date
June 15, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$36,420
Housing
$9,575
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$45,995
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on a single, self-catered room with a shared bath. Students assigned to Bankside or Sidney Webb House will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $3,200. Students assigned to High Holborn Halls or Northumberland House will incur a supplemental fee of $4,500. Students assigned to Westminster Bridge will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $5,325.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$2,900
Books & Supplies
$400
Local Transportation
$1,150
Visa
$500
Personal Expenses
$2,080
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$8,230