Details for the pre-departure event for LSE Offer holders in Germany have been confirmed and can be found below.
Pre-departure Event Berlin
Pre-departure Event Frankfurt
Pre-departure Event Hamburg
Pre-departure Event Köln
Pre-departure Event München
Pre-departure Event Stuttgart
The German Friends of LSE Association
The German Friends of LSE association (officially "Verein der Freunde der London School of Economics and Political Science e.V.") was founded in 1984 on an initiative led by the former (German-British) LSE director Lord Ralf Dahrendorf. The German Friends of LSE are the official LSE alumni association in Germany and organise approximately 400 alumni.
We aim to keep the contact alive between alumni of the London School of Economics as well as to German students currently at LSE by regular lectures, academic and cultural events. We also promote the lifelong learning and networking.
Most of our activities are organized by the five regional groups located in major German cities. Each regional group is lead by one or two regional coordinators, who regularly organize events and are also the first points of contact for members and people interested in our activities in the respective region. We are also regularly meeting with other alumni associations (both non-LSE and LSE) and organize an annual meeting including our annual general meeting.
The LSE Students' Union German Society
With over 400 members, the German Society is one of the largest and most active societies on campus and probably one of the largest German student societies in the world outside Germany. Our aim is to promote interest in German culture, politics, business and language. The society is run by a group of democratically elected students who commit a considerable amount of their spare time to the organisation of various lectures by high profile German and international speakers as well as a wide range of social and cultural events.
Our flagship event, the annual German Symposium, has become a regular fixture in the LSE Events Calendar and has received attention far beyond the boundaries of the United Kingdom. In recent years, the over 100 notable speakers have included Angela Merkel, Peer Steinbrück, August Oetker, Hellmuth Karasek and many others.
Equally important are the Oktoberfest and the Karneval – at which you get to drink lots of free beer and a chance to wear your Lederhosen and Dirndl! – as well as our regular Stammtische!
So, visit our website (www.german-society.co.uk), pack your Trachten, and meet us at the Freshers’ Fayre to join our society!
For any questions you may have on study at LSE and life in London, you may be interested in our 'Email an alum' service. 'Email an alum' connects you with our former students, who are in a unique position to answer your questions on their experiences prior to, during and since their time at the School. Our featured alumni are located across the globe and have studied on a variety of programmes at undergraduate and graduate level. They are all happy to answer your questions.
For other types of queries, such as visa applications, entry requirements, accommodation deadlines and registration processes, you should contact the relevant office at LSE. For contact information, please see: