We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.
Applications will be considered by a joint admissions board of representatives consisting of both LSE and Fudan. We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:
- academic achievement (including predicted and achieved grades)
- academic statement of purpose
- two academic references
See further information on supporting documents
You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. See our English language requirements.
When to apply
Applications for this programme are considered on a rolling basis, meaning the programme will close once it becomes full. There is no fixed deadline by which you need to apply, however to be considered for any LSE funding opportunity, you must have submitted your application and all supporting documents by the funding deadline. See the fees and funding section for more details.
Applicants from mainland PRC
Applicants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau
University students who from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau including students who are already enrolled in undergraduate programmes in Fudan University and other prestigious mainland Chinese universities, are eligible to apply to this programme through the recommendation (推荐) system, which enables qualified undergraduate students to participate in graduate programmes without taking the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination.
Interested applicants should first apply in September, to Fudan University. Applicants are required to have, or expect to have, a minimum GPA 3.5 (or equivalent) from their previous study, as well as meeting the necessary language entry requirements.
Students from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau should contact Fudan School of Economics to assess their eligibility for the programme, before submitting an application. Please contact Jenny Lu (Jinghua), Phone: +86 (0) 2155664890, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum entry requirements for LSE-Fudan Double Master's in Financial Statistics and Chinese Economy
Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent, with a substantial amount of mathematics and a significant amount of statistics. Well-qualified applicants who do not meet this requirement will be considered on merit. Background in economics is preferable but not essential. Those without economics background will be required to take on the relevant foundation course(s) in Year 2 at Fudan.
Students from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau should contact Fudan School of Economics to assess their eligibility for the programme, before submitting an application. Please contact Jenny Lu (Jinghua), Phone: +86 (0) 2155664890, email: email@example.com
Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.
See international entry requirements
Academic statement of purpose requirements
Your academic statement of purpose should state why you want to do the programme applied for and why you have chosen LSE. Brief details of your academic background and aspirations are also useful. If your background is outside of mathematics or statistics then you should provide further explanation of how your experience is relevant to the programme applied for; as well as further details of your current studies.
Your academic statement of purpose should be concise and should not exceed 500 words.
If you are applying for more than one choice in the Department of Statistics, it is recommended that you submit two separate academic statements of purpose. If the two programmes for which you are applying are very similar and you would prefer to combine the information in one statement then you may do so; however, please ensure that your statement clearly addresses your motivations for applying for each separate programme.