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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Year
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  • Program Sponsor: London School of Economics and Political Science 
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Economics, Political Science Language of Instruction: English
Course Number: 261 Program Host: London School of Economics
Class Eligibility: Junior Minimum GPA: 3.3, 3.5 for quantitative courses
Department: OFFC Advisor or Instructor: Seth Binder
Program Description:

The London School of Economics and Political Science is a place of genuine intellectual excitement and cutting-edge research, employing many of the world's leading experts in their fields and attracting the very best students from across the globe.

The General Course offers you a unique opportunity to experience all that LSE and the great city of London have to offer, whilst undertaking a year of fully integrated undergraduate study at the world's leading dedicated social science institution.

LSE provides you with an environment in which you can study your chosen courses in depth, whilst becoming fully involved in all aspects of School life. Furthermore, not only will you be an LSE student but upon completion of your year you'll become an LSE alumnus, thus beginning what we hope will be a life-long association with the School.

Reasons to apply for the London School of Economics

1. The world's leading dedicated social science institution

LSE consistently receives the highest ratings available for the quality of its teaching and research. It is also home to the world's largest social science library, the British Library of Political and Economic Science.

2. Scholarships worth £7,000

Three LSE General Course Scholarships worth £7,000 each are available to all accepted students.

3. Over 250 courses to choose from

Covering all the main social science disciplines and taught along side degree-seeking students in a mixture of lectures and small classes.

4. Support of the Associate Dean for the General Course

Available throughout your stay at the School to deal with any problems, queries or issues you might have. You will also have a departmental tutor and a student mentor.

5. Teaching delivered by leading academics

LSE's academics are at the cutting edge of the social sciences, influencing opinion and helping shape society. They are frequently called upon to advise governments and international organisations and provide an education grounded in the real world.

6. Elite and intellectual student body

High calibre students selected for their academic ability who share your enthusiasm for the subject matter and motivation to learn.

7. Public lectures delivered by eminent outside speakers

An extensive programme of events attracting leading individuals from all walks of life, including in the last year: Joseph Stiglitz, Janet Napolitano, Helen Clark and Javier Solana.

8. International and cosmopolitan environment

LSE students are drawn from over 140 different countries and 65 per cent of all those at the School come from outside the UK. 40 per cent of the academic staff originate from outside
the UK.

9. Guaranteed university accommodation

All applicants offered a place on the General Course are guaranteed a room in university housing.

10. Central London location

The School is on the doorstep of the City of London, Westminster and Covent Garden; providing great social and academic resources.

11. General Course Social Calendar

UK and European excursions offered at substantial discounts.General Course students also enjoy a Welcome Party and bespoke orientation events.

12. Residential visit to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park

An introduction to both the UK and your fellow General Course students in the relaxed surroundings of an English country house.

13. Over 150 student clubs and societies

Covering a wide variety of interests including politics, culture, academia, sports, hobbies and food and drink. Complemented by the activities of the University of London Union.

14. Global reputation for excellence

Graduate schools and employers around the world will recognise and respect the LSE name on your CV. You'll also be part of an impressive global alumni network ensuring you maintain a lifelong connection with the School.



This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Advisor, Seth Binder. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 09/27/2018 06/14/2019

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.