Entry requirements


The Turkish Devlet Lise Diplomasi and the Lise Bitirme Diplomasi are not acceptable as an entry qualification for LSE. 

The Diplôme Lycée pour les écoles étrangères en Turquie is considered on a case-by-case basis.

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. 

A level grade 

Equivalent in Turkey Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma)


Final GPA of 5.0/5.0 or 85%, plus 95% in one subject and 90% in two further subjects


Final GPA of 5.0/5.0 or 85%, plus 90% in three subjects

AAB Final GPA of 5.0/5.0 or 85%, plus 90% in two subjects and 85% in a third
Maths A* 95% in Maths
Maths A 90% in Maths

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 webpages, 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)

To be considered for admission to a taught master's programme we require the Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor’s degree). If you completed your degree prior to 2005 we require the Yüksek Lisans Diplomasi (Master’s degree). In either case, we require a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4/4.0.

This is our general minimum requirement; however, some programmes 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 Yuksek Lisans Diplomasi with an overall GPA of 3.4/4.0.