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GW England - London School of Economics
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.3, 3.5
Language(s) of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Residence Hall
Other Eligibility Requirements:
2 years university-level study prior to enrollment, Higher GPA required for some departments, Significant academic coursework in the proposed field(s) of study
Host Institution:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Class Status:
Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
Program Sponsor:
GW Study Program
Program Tier Fee:
Tier 5
Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:

The London School of Economics and Politics through GW England

The London School of Economics and Politics (LSE) through GW England is an ideal choice for students wishing to study social, political or economic sciences at one of the world's most international universities in the heart of London.  Students directly enroll into the university and take classes alongside British and other international students.

Formal coursework is complemented by GW England-sponsored cultural activities organized by the GW Resident and Academic Directors living in country.

For more detailed information on academics, finances, and student life, please visit the Office for Study Abroad website.


To be eligible to study at LSE through GW England, students must demonstrate:
  • Completion of 45 or more credits. Applicants must have completed at least two years of university level study prior to enrollment at LSE.
  • Good judicial standing without a significant record of judicial infractions.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher for qualitative courses. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher for quantitative courses.
  • Significant academic coursework in the proposed field(s) of study.

Application Instructions for Students

Participants are selected by GW and LSE for admission on the basis of their application, personal statement, academic transcripts, recommendations, judicial status, and preparation for study abroad. GW will send nominations to LSE, where the final admissions decision is made.

The application is online and can be opened by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page. Application requirements include: 
  • LSE application: Students must submit a paper copy of the LSE application to the GW Office for Study Abroad. GW will send nominations to LSE, where the final admissions decision is made.
  • Personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Official transcripts
  • Two academic recommendations from professors in the student’s field of study. These recommendations can be submitted either electronically or directly to GW Office for Study Abroad in a sealed envelope with the recommender’s signature over the seal.
  • Four passport-size photos: Students must submit 4 passport-size photos (printed on photo paper) to the Office for Study Abroad.  Passport-size photos can be taken at several area locations, including CVS and Kinko’s.
  • Copy of passport: Students must upload a copy of their passport signature page to the application portal.  Please note that the passport MUST be valid for at least six months following the date of the student’s return to the U.S. upon completing the program.
All required documents and materials must be submitted to the GW Office for Study Abroad, where they will be reviewed and forwarded to the host institution if the student is nominated.


Academic Year: March 1

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please note: Applications are complete once all of the boxes have been checked off. You will not receive an email confirming that your application is complete.

How did this program contribute to your overall learning experience at GW?
This program allowed me to take unique and interesting courses pertinent to my undergraduate degree at GW. An International Affairs major with concentrations in Europe/Eurasia and International Economics, I was able to enhance my understanding of the workings of the European Union and the integration of the continent's economy. I was also able to take a course within the department of Economic History, an academic department not featured at many universities in the United States. The course, which discussed the changes in global economic policies since the late nineteenth century, incorporated subject matter from both my courses at the LSE and at GW.
     — Caitlin Daw, Academic Year 2010
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