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International links and opportunities

International links

LSE has established links with a relatively small number of high-quality universities across the world. It has multi-faceted institutional partnerships with:

LSE is also further developing its relationship with the National University of Singapore, having already established cooperative activities with its Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. In May 2010, LSE established an institutional-level partnership with the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Our approach

Our approach to cooperation is normally with one of two objectives in mind:

  1. To create very deep and meaningful links that enable both LSE and its partner to provide innovative world-class education to their students and to undertake innovative world-class research, dealing with real problems and issues; or
  2. To establish a regular exchange of students or staff at the sub-institutional level that will add to the lustre and research environment of the sponsoring LSE academic department or research centre.

The number of institutional (1) partnerships will be very limited, as will the number of on-going agreements for the exchange of students or staff (2). LSE only cooperates with universities that are known to share its high standards and public position.

International opportunities

Studying at LSE in London is itself a highly international experience. Most of our students and many of our staff have come to London from over 190 countries around the world and our educational focus is global.

LSE also offers a variety of options in which students can combine study at LSE with one or more universities overseas. These include:

  • double degrees at taught Master's level with a select number of prestigious institutions around the world
  • various opportunities to combine an LSE master's degree with postgraduate studies at another institution abroad, see Study abroad
  • PhD exchange and other arrangements to link a LSE research degree with a short period of study abroad half way down destination page to correct heading]

In addition, faculty from LSE and Peking University jointly deliver the Beijing-based LSE-PKU summer school |offering a curriculum tailored to the importance of China and Asia.


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London Summer School

To read about European mobility opportunities at, or with, LSE under Erasmus, see Erasmus at LSE|