Fees and Payments

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for taking one course| on the LSE-UCT July School is as below:

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

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

A further £100 discount is available for all fully completed applications received by 24 April 2014. [Please note that this deadline has been extended.]

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

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the cost of travel, accommodation or other living costs.

Application fee

A non-refundable £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 submitted. Applications cannot be processed without the fee having been received.

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

Tuition fee payment

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

Tuition fees are paid online by credit or debit card through the secure LSE eShop, which requires a validation code provided in the offer letter. 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-UCT July School if their fees have not been paid in full in advance.

Change of course

Any applicant or registered participant who wishes to change their course should submit their request by e-mail to the LSE-UCT July School office. Requests can only be considered subject to availability and if received on or before Friday 13 June.

Refund policy

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

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

  • On or before Friday 30 May 2014: 95 per cent of tuition fees
  • On or before Friday 13 June 2014: 75 per cent of tuition fees
  • On or before Friday 27 June 2014: 50 per cent of tuition fees
  • After Friday 27 June 2014: 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, changes in exchange rates, etc.

In the unlikely event that an LSE-UCT July School course is cancelled, participants registered for that course will be offered a place on an alternative course within the 2014 LSE-UCT July 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 16 May 2014 at the latest.


For information about bursaries for the LSE-UCT July School please see the Bursaries| page of this website.