We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.
We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:
- academic achievement (including predicted and achieved grades)
- statement of academic purpose
- two references
In terms of academic achievement, our entry requirements vary by programme, and are listed on the individual graduate degree programme webpages.
See further information on supporting documents
You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. See our English language requirements.
For more information on the application process please see How to apply.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Below you will find our general minimum requirements for students from your country. If your qualification or country is not listed, please get in touch with Graduate Admissions.
Please note that requirements listed on these pages are general and some programmes have specific requirements in terms of degree result required and subject background. Many of our quantitative programmes also require that a GRE or GMAT score is submitted. Please see the individual graduate degree programme webpages for specific information.
Graduate entry requirements for applicants from France
Taught master's programmes
To be considered for admission to a taught master's programme (2:1, upper second class equivalent), for students who have studied at a French university, we normally require the licence or diplôme d'ingenieur obtained after three years of study with average grades, across all years studied in a French university, of 13.5/20.
For students who have studied at a Grande Ecole, for taught master's programmes, we normally require the diplôme d'ingenieur or the licence with minimum average grades of 13.5/20 or A. Students should have completed a minimum of three years at a Grande École. This can include the two year classes préparatoires period. If the last year has been studied abroad, that country's entry requirements should be met as well.
For students who achieved a licence after three years of classes préparatoires (CPGE) we require the majority of marks at Grade A or an overall 13.5/20.
We also accept the pre-Bologna maîtrise (last awarded in 2009) with a minimum overall mark of 13.5/20.
In addition, we accept the master 1 with a pass mark. This is equivalent to a UK postgraduate diploma.
To be considered for admission to a taught master's programme (first class equivalent), we require 15/20 from universities and 15/20 from a Grande École. We also accept the pre-Bologna Maîtrise with 15/20 and Master 1 with 13.5/20.
Research programmes (MPhil/MRes/PhD)
To be considered for admission to a research programme, for students who have studied at a French university, we normally require the master 2/magistère and expect an overall/average grade of 13.5/20.
For students who have studied at a Grande Ecole, we require the master 2/grade de master or the diplôme when completed after five years of substantive study with minimum grades in the final two years of 13.5/20. This can include the two year classes préparatoires period.