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2019-08-22 00:31:53

The requirements for admission to the London School of Economics for foreign students

The requirements for admission to the London School of Economics for foreign students

Thousands of people dream of joining the LSE - this is the third in the world ranking of universities in the UK. Graduates of the school are satisfied with the level of education, they are happy to be taken to the largest companies in the world, including the International Monetary Fund. The school was founded in 1895 and during this short time managed to release 30 future heads of state, which emphasizes the prestige of the institution.

Joining the LSE - Beginning a Rapid Career

Thousands of people aspire to enter the LSE, realizing that this is an important factor for starting a future career in finance, economics, and politics. While studying here, you can become a fellow student or friend of the future prime minister, president or speaker of parliament. Perhaps this future politician is you? Given the prestige of the diploma, admission to the London School of Economics is difficult.

The LSE consists of nearly 30 buildings in central London - many connected by corridors and bridges. The statues in the halls of the rooms attract with beauty and unique atmosphere. The university has the world's largest library for social sciences, a good selection of language books. The average subscription of readers exceeds the amount of literature by 5 times in comparison with other universities in the country.

The London School of Economics is a university with a narrow focus, which makes it one of the best in its field. Research centers have published a large number of scientific articles in the field of economics and politics, and have issued Nobel laureates. The school provides another opportunity for students - employment in the largest banks and investment companies before receiving a diploma: employers look at the students at the school and invite for an interview.

11 dormitories are provided for foreign students: some are in the city center, and the other part is a 40-45 minute drive to the main school building, the rooms are equipped with all amenities. The cost of living per month is from 900 £ to 2,150 £, depending on the conditions: 2-3 bed rooms or separate apartments.

Among the graduates and teachers of LSE can be noted:

  • John F. Kennedy - 35th US President
  • Mika Jagger - lead singer of the legendary band The Rolling Stones
  • George Akerlof, Friedrich Hayek, Philip Noel-Baker - American, Austrian and English Nobel Prize winners in economics and politics.

How to enter the LSE?

To enter the LSE, a school certificate is not enough - it does not meet English educational standards. You must unlearn a year at any university or graduate from the Academic Year (International Year One) courses in England. Otherwise, upon admission to undergraduate and graduate requirements are as follows:

Certificate of secondary education / diploma

The minimum average mark is 3 according to the English system 

Knowledge of English

This is a basic requirement - you need from 7 points on IELTS or 107 or more points on TOEFL

Pass the GMAT entrance exam

The minimum indicator for different specialties is

Letters of recommendation and motivation letter

The main tasks are to talk about the leadership abilities of the candidate, about high erudition


Required for some master's programs.

It is important not only to know what to do, but also to submit documents on time so as not to lose a year: this is done through the UCAS system from September 1 to January 15. The cost of education is from 17,000 £ to 24,500 £ per year. If a candidate has high exams, but is experiencing financial difficulties, do not give up: grants covering up to 26,000 £ of expenses per year are possible for foreign students.

How to enter the LSE with increased chances?

For foreign students, it is recommended to study at an English school in order to increase the chances of entering the London School of Economics. In the UK there are pre-university programs for students that increase the chances of enrollment: International Foundation Certificate, International Diploma Program, A-level, International Baccalaureate.

By choosing study programs at prestigious educational institutions in Britain, you will increase the chances of successful admission:

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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