Frequently asked questions

These pages answer any questions you may have regarding the LSE Executive Education Courses.

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Application process; Course information; Fees and payment; Visas; Finding us at LSE; Terms and conditions

Application process

How do I make an application?

Applicants should submit an online application or book an appointment for a telephone application. Please read our Apply now section for further guidance.

How will I be notified about the outcome of my application?

You will be notified by email, using the address provided in your application. You can expect to hear from us with an outcome within five working days. Please note that the LSE is closed during the Christmas and the Easter break, therefore a response during these periods will take longer.

What are the entry requirements?

Each application is assessed individually, taking into consideration the candidate’s application and supporting documentation. For an indication of minimum entry requirements, please read our entry requirements page.

What is the application deadline?

It is advised that applications are made at least four weeks before the course starts. It is important to note that applications are only open for as long as there are places on the course, ie. courses will fill and close before this point, so to avoid disappointment it is recommended that you apply as early as you can.

Course information 

I’m not available that week. Can I take the course in the other week of the programme?

Selected courses may run again in other sessions throughout the year.

Can I select more than one courses?

The courses are intensive, so it is only possible to attend one course at a time. You may attend two courses during June — but only one at a time each week.

How many hours of teaching are there?

There is a minimum of 30 hours’ teaching time.

The day will run similar to a working day, with classes starting between 9 - 10am in the morning, and finishing between 5 - 6pm in the evening. There will be morning and afternoon breaks (refreshments provided) and a lunch hour.

At what time does the programme begin and end?

Registration will start early (c.08:30) before classes begin. The programme ordinarily ends by 5pm on the Friday.


Does LSE offer financial aid?

Unfortunately the LSE is not able to offer scholarships or bursaries for any of its executive short courses.

What are the course fees?

Please see the individual course pages for the applicable tuition fee.

What is included in the fee?

The fee includes the course tuition, study materials, lunch and complementary drinks.

There will also be at least two complimentary networking events during your course; including a welcome reception on the Monday evening and a farewell dinner on the Thursday after class.

How can I pay for the course?

You, or your sponsor, can make a payment by bank transfer, credit or debit card. An invoice with full payment details will be issued once you have been made an offer of a place. Where payment or confirmation is required quickly, we strongly advise participants pay by credit/debit card.

What is the total cost likely to be?

If you do not already live in London or within commutable distance, you should be aware that the cost of hotel accommodation in London varies widely. If you wish to stay within easy walking distance of the LSE you should expect to pay upwards of £150 per night. The LSE does not have cheaper student accommodation available during the courses. 

You will be required to arrive before 9am on the Monday morning of your course starting, therefore you should budget for at least five nights accommodation in addition to your travel and general expenses.


Will I need a visa?

This will depend on a number of personal factors including your nationality. For our non-EU/EEA participants, the visa or entry clearance type most regularly used is the “short-term study” visa. For those needing to make an application in their home country, we recommend doing this as early as possible. Please see the guidance on the LSE International Student Visa Advice Team website.

How can I obtain a visa letter?

Once you have paid your tuition fees, we can provide you with a letter confirming that you will be attending LSE for the dates of the programme. This letter can be used as one of the documents you submit for a visa/entry clearance.

Can you answer my visa question?

The LSE International Student Visa Advice Team team is qualified to provide visa advice to programme participants and their website is regularly updated. Requests for information not found on the website can be made using their Web Query Form.

Finding us at LSE

Where will classes take place?

All classes will take place in and around the LSE’s New Academic Building, on the north-west corner of the campus. The address (for orientation only) is 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ.

Can I visit the programme office?

The Executive Programme Office is based on the LSE campus (95 Aldwych). If you would like to visit us, it is helpful if you email or call ahead (020 7849 4615) to ensure that someone can be available to meet you.

During the Programme, the Office is based in the New Academic Building, room NAB.2.17.

Terms and conditions

What is the refund policy for the programme?

 The programme’s refund policy is outlined in Section 4 of the Terms and Conditions.

Can my programme be cancelled?

Cancellation by us

Occasionally it is necessary to cancel or postpone courses. Should a course be subject to a major change, applicants will be offered the option to either transfer to another course or receive a full refund. Any alterations to the programme will be made in writing no less than three weeks before the start of the programme.

If you are coming from abroad, you are strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of your stay.

Cancellation by you

  • Cancellations made at least 46 days before the start of the course will be refunded in full, less a £100 application fee.
  • Cancellations made between 45 and 31 days before the start of the course will receive a 75% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days before the start of the course will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 15 days before the start of the course will not be refunded.

Please read our  full terms and conditions before making an application. This document includes our policy on course deferrals.

Where can I find the terms and conditions?

The LSE Executive Education Courses Terms and Conditions can be found here.