The June to July 2021, London School of Economics Summer School will be offered virtually.

* This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the partner organisation. No special considerations will be extended to any successful applicant if an approved experience coincides with the commencement of Semester Two studies at UQ. We strongly recommend you consider the time zone differences prior to application. More information can be found on the LSE Curriculum and Learning Experience website page.

Courses taught during the London School of Economics Summer School are based on regular LSE undergraduate courses. Choose from a wide variety of courses offered in Sessions One and Two taught by Lecturers who are experts in their chosen fields. 

Fields of study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Mathematics

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website. 

*Applicants are advised to submit 2-3 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

Credit equivalent 

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). Students are eligible to receive credit for a maximum of one session.

Students from the below faculties may be eligible to receive credit for this experience:

  • BEL
  • HaSS
  • Science

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the LSE entry requirements. 

Session Two of this program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

This program is competitive and places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis by LSE. Apply early to avoid disappointment.

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UQ students are able to complete a variety of courses within one of the following blocks:

Session 1
  • Start date: 21 June 2021
  • End date: 9 July 2021
  • For-credit or not-for-credit
Session 2
  • Start date: 12 July 2021
  • End date: 30 July 2021
  • For-credit only

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website


Tuition only will be approximately $4,500 - $7,500 AUD.  More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. UQ students are eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount for 2021. Please apply to UQ for more information. 


Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May (for winter programs) or late-October (for summer programs) if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your experience.

Mary - 2019

This experience, as cheesy as it sounds, made me learn more about myself, particularly with my experiences with friends and meeting others from around the world. I was able to develop closer relationships with people both from UQ and from countries such as America, Russia and Germany. Academically, I gained an insight into what studying in another country is like and how it differs from Australia. In fact, I have now decided I would like to go back to the UK to complete a Masters as I thoroughly enjoyed studying there.  

Read more of Mary's story here




Wilter - 2019

The summer school in LSE is actually my second short term exchange (both of which were for credit). In fact I started planning this exchange a couple weeks after returning from the previous one with two or three main motivating reasons in mind. 

One, like many other students, I’m increasingly aware of the ability of these short exchanges to develop employability (more on this in another question). 

Then, I doubt it will be surprising to you to say how valuable the connections are you make with people overseas both in terms of friendship and possible future collaboration. 

Read more of Wilter's story here


Benedict - 2019

I decided to complete a short-term experience to take the load off of a semester where I was originally required to overload. My fifth course, ECON2060, was available for credit at LSE summer school and so I decided to apply. I had also heard about the quality of the teaching there from students who did the school last year, so I was always interested in the opportunity.

Read more of Benedict's story here




Jenny - 2018

The experience was enlightening with respect to the scale and speed of London as a city. It showed me that time management is essential, but one can accomplish so much in a day. It has helped me become more comfortable in social settings.

Read more of Jenny's story here




Luke - 2018

I gained a lot of friendships from people of many backgrounds and cultures. I learnt how diverse people were and what their upbringings were in comparison to mine. Academically, I experienced what differentiated a university like UQ from LSE and overall I learnt quite a bit academically, from the experience.

Read more of Luke's story here


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 30 April 2021
Host: Rolling application deadline*

Program Dates

Program dates vary - See Courses tab

*Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: London, England (Virtual)
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.