Established in 1989, LSE Summer School is now the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe. Created by LSE faculty and taught to a degree standard by LSE lecturers, the programmes are designed to give you the same learning experience as full-time students. You can study for three or six weeks, in one of the most well-renowned institutions in the world, in one of the greatest cities in the world.

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 and who teach with enthusiasm and contemporary relevance. You will study under lecturers who are actively involved in research, with many having connections that go beyond the university, influencing government policy and the strategies of the world’s top companies. 

Fields of study

  • Accounting
  • Business 
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Politics
  • Research Methods

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

*Please note that BEL Students must submit 2-3 courses on their application for credit form for faculty credit assessment. All other applicants are also advised to submit 2-3 courses for assessment in case of course cancellation.  


Credit equivalent 

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. You will be able to choose a maximum of one course per session. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 15 ECTS are successfully completed across two sessions (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

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 UQ semester 2 teaching dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates.

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

If you intend to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

Apply to UQ Apply to host

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

Session One
  • Start date: 17 June 2024
  • End date: 5 July 2024
  • For-credit or Not-for-credit
Session Two*
  • Start date: 8 July 2024
  • End date: 26 July 2024
  • For-credit only

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

As courses are intensive and full-time, it is only possible to attend one course per session. If you wish to attend more than one session, it is possible to take one course in each session.

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


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. Tuition only will be approximately $5,600 - $9,400 AUD depending on the number of courses undertaken.

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.

UQ students are eligible for a discount; applicants will be issued with the discount code following being deemed eligible by IGET and faculty credit approval (if seeking credit).

Scholarships may also be available for this experience. Please find more information about this on the host university website.


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.


Student Testimonials

Meenal - London School of Economics

B Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours), Winter 2023

 Living in London for an extended period allowed me to explore a vibrant and historically rich city.



Elise - London School of Economics

B Advanced Business (Honours), Winter 2023

This immersive experience not only enriched my academic life but also broadened my horizons, allowing me to engage with the global community that London represents.



Jessica - London School of Economics

B Advanced Business (Honours), Winter 2023

I honed time management and organizational skills, overcoming challenges through proactive strategies and collaboration with peers.




Biranathy - London School of Economics

B Commerce/B Laws (Honours), Winter 2023

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: Rolling application deadline*

Program Dates

Session One
Start: 17 June 2024
End: 5 July 2024

Session Two**
Start: 8 July 2024
End: 26 July 2024

*Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible

**For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: London, England (In-person)
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

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.