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Summer Programme for Tsinghua students

A programme specifically for students from Tsinghua University

An excellent opportunity to experience studying economics, politics and philosophy at a world leading social science institution in the centre of London.

I have welcomed many groups of students from Universities in China. I am always impressed at how quickly they adapt to life in London and become part of the LSE community.

Gemma Stansfield, LSE Life

More about the programme

A unique taster combination of LSE100 and a chance to develop your academic study skills at LSE Life.

The course will take place in LSE Life, sited in the LSE Library.

  • lectures and seminars from LSE100 academics
  • over a three week perioed engage with three contemporary social issues from a range of social scientific perspectives
  • weekly themes are carefully selected to reflect the big issues of today’s world
  • additional day trips and social activities will also be organised during the programme designed to stimulate critical thinking about the topic
  • a real experience of LSE and London

What is LSE100?

  • LSE100 course is LSE's flagship interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students
  • Designed to broaden and deepen students' engagement with social scientific analysis
  • Uses pressing social issues as case studies for exploration of the ways different theories, methods and evidence can shape our understanding of events and phenomena

What is LSE Life?

  • LSE Life is the School's new centre for academic, personal, and professional development
  • On the ground floor of LSE Library, it is the busiest place at LSE, where all students meet and study

English language requirements

The language requirement (or equivalent) for students taking this course is:

  • IELTS 5.5. or higher (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill)

Indicative course content

  • Week 1: Markets: “Should markets be constrained or unleashed?”
  • Week 2: ​Security: “Is there a path to global security?”
  • Week: 3:​ The political future of the West: “Is Western democracy in crisis?”

Participants will practice writing academic essays, giving presentations, listening to lectures and taking part in discussions and debates.

Detailed course information can be found here.

What is LSE like?

How to apply and course dates

Please 'Apply' below. We will then confirm if you are eligible and send you instructions on the next step.

tuition fees
Code Course title  Dates  Duration  Fees (including LSE accommodation 
LN910 Summer Programme for Tsinghua students 02 July - 20 July 2018 3 weeks £2425

What about insurance?

  • If you are coming to LSE from a country outside the European Union that does not have a reciprocal health agreement with the United Kingdom you should arrange private medical insurance to cover all eventualities of health care.
  • Students from countries with reciprocal health agreements with the United Kingdom will be covered for emergency medical conditions, but may wish to take out private medical insurance to cover non-emergencies.
  • More information on healthcare whilst you are in the UK can be found from UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs.
  • In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the course due to low registration numbers it is also advisable that you make sure you have appropriate travel insurance to cover this and any other eventualities of travel disruption.
  • It is advisable that you take out a personal possessions insurance policy as your possessions are not covered under any hall of residence’s insurance scheme.


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Summer Programme for Tsinghua students

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