Fees and payments

Application fee

A £40 application fee applies to all applications, and is paid by credit/ debit card online through the secure LSE eShop system as part of the application process. Application fees must be paid before an application can be processed. 

The application fee is not refundable in the event of an unsuccessful application or a decision to withdraw or decline  an offered place.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for taking one course on the LSE-PKU Summer School is as below:

  • Standard rate: £1,350
  • Student rate: £1,150

The student rate is available to current full-time university and high school students, and also to alumni of LSE and Peking University.

A further £100 discount is available for all fully completed applications received by 31st March 2016.

  • Standard rate - Early applicants: £1,250
  • Student rate - Early applicants: £1,050

Tuition fees must be paid in order to secure a place on the LSE-PKU Summer School. The payment must be received by the deadline given on the offer letter, usually four weeks from the date of offer, or the offered place may be made available to another applicant. These timescales may be shortened closer to the start of the LSE-PKU Summer School.

Tuition fees are paid online by credit or debit card through the secure LSE eShop, and direct links to the relevant tuition fee rates are included in the offer email sent to successful participants. It is possible for fees to be paid by a third party, or for an invoice to be arranged for an employer, university or scholarship provider to make a payment provided sufficient notes is given to facilitate payment within the agreed deadlines. Full receipts are provided for all payments.

Under no circumstances will it be permitted for a participant to attend the LSE-PKU Summer School if their fees have not been paid in full in advance.

Change of course

Any applicant or registered student who wishes to change their course should submit their request by e-mail to the office which issued the original offer (London or Beijing). Requests can only be considered subject to availability and if received by the published deadline.

Refund policy

If a fully registered participant chooses to withdraw from the LSE-PKU Summer School , they should request this by e-mail to the LSE-PKU Summer School office.

Withdrawals are eligible for a partial refund in line with the following guidelines.

  • On or before Friday 1 July 2016: 95 per cent of tuition fees
  • Between Saturday 2 July and Friday 22 July 2016: 75 per cent of tuition fees
  • Between Saturday 23 July and Friday 5 August 2016: 50 per cent of tuition fees
  • After Friday 5 August 2016: No refund

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable, and no refunds can be issued against any additional costs incurred for travel, accommodation, or changes in exchange rates, etc.

In the event that an LSE-PKU Summer School course is cancelled, participants registered for that course will be offered a place on an alternative course within the 2016 LSE-PKU Summer School, or a full refund of their tuition fees. Registered participants will be informed as early as possible if a course is at risk of cancellation, and by 31 May 2016 at the latest.



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