Entry requirements


Entry requirements vary by programme, and are listed on the individual undergraduate degree programme webpages. We express our standard offers in terms of GCE A levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), but we consider a range of qualifications. Below we have listed our various A level grade requirements and their international equivalency.

A level grade  Equivalent in Romanian Diploma de Bacalaureat

Complete your Diploma de Bacalaureat with at least 9 overall.


Complete your Diploma de Bacalaureat with at least 8.5 overall.

AAB Complete your Diploma de Bacalaureat with at least 8 overall.
Maths A*/A 9 in Mathematics

Applicants offering the above qualification who are considered by the selector to be excellent may also be asked to sit the UG Admissions Assessment (UGAA)

Accepted international qualifications

Whilst not an exhaustive list, the following are international qualifications with which applicants may be eligible for consideration by LSE:

• At least 4 ‘Group A' Advanced Placement subjects (see the College Board and UCAS websites)
• A University of London International Programmes qualification
• A foundation programme (See EducationUK for more detail)
• A year of university study from another institution* 
*Applicants to whom we make an offer on the basis of an undergraduate degree are normally expected to obtain a B+ or the equivalent overall, but higher marks in specific subjects may also be necessary.

Applicants offered a place on the basis of a foundation programme or university studies may be asked to sit the Undergraduate Admissions Assessment (UGAA).

Competition for places

Please note that, due to the intense competition for places, meeting or exceeding the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission. In addition to the general entry requirements, applicants should also refer to the individual undergraduate degree programme descriptions, especially for quantitative programmes, where the advanced study of Mathematics up to school-leaving age is often required.

Find out how to apply. Note that the closing date for applications is 15 January in the year that you hope to start at LSE. 



Master's (MSc/MA/MPA/LLM)

The minimum qualification for entry to a master's programme is the Diploma de Licenta/Diploma de Urbanist Diplomat/Diploma de Inginer/Diploma de Arhitect (when started after 2005) with grades of 9 or above out of 10.

This is our general minimum requirement; however, some pro grammes have specific requirements in terms of degree result required and subject background. Many of our quantitative programmes also require that a GRE or GMAT score is submitted. Please see the individual graduate degree programme descriptions for specific programme requirements and information about the application process.

Research (MPhil/MRes/PhD)

We require the Diploma de Master/Diploma de Studii Aprofundante, the Diploma de Studii Academice Postuniversitare Postuniversitaire or the Diploma de Studii Postuniversitare de Specializare and expect an overall mark of 9.