What courses will I study at LSE?
Please make sure you discuss your programme of studies with the Erasmus project coordinator at your home university before you arrive at the School. For information on courses see the Undergraduate Course Guides and Postgraduate Course Guides.
For undergraduate students:
Undergraduate Erasmus students from Sciences Po are registered on the General Course.
You will be able to get advice from your tutor on your final selection of courses (for which you should also seek approval from your home university). Certain combinations of courses may not be possible because of timetable difficulties.
For postgraduate students:
Most Masters level exchanges at the LSE are a component part of your degree programme at your home institution e.g. Masters in Management/CEMS or Erasmus Mundus. Course selection is managed by the department hosting you.
Am I guaranteed to get the courses I want to select?
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee that you will be able to attend the courses you wish to attend. Priority will be given to LSE students, especially in the case of courses which are mandatory for the programme. Departments will do their best to accomodate your requirements, but this may not always be possible.
How long will I spend at LSE?
Students can spend between 3 months and one academic year at LSE depending on the agreement with your home university. For more information, you should contact the Erasmus Coordinator at your home institution.
Incoming applicants should note that one term at LSE is less than three months, so may not be eligible for Erasmus funding.
How will I be assessed?
LSE students are assessed mainly on their performance in formal end-of-year examinations. An Erasmus student who attends for the entire academic year would normally take this examination, unless the home university decides otherwise. For those who do not take the examination (including those who attend for only part of the year), all we can provide is a report on the student's participation in classes, and any marks awarded for coursework.
LSE does not arrange special examinations for Erasmus students. At the end of your period of study, LSE will prepare upon request a document setting out the courses taken and any assessments available. For further information, please contact the Student Services Centre.
Will I have access to the LSE Library?
Erasmus students are entitled to full membership of the LSE Library and will be issued with a student card at registration.
Further information about the Library, including the online catalogue, can be found on the Library's website.
What IT facilities are available at LSE?
All Erasmus students will be given access to LSE's computer network. Once you are a registered student with your own username, password, and email address.
There are over 1000 high-quality PCs in open access computer areas on the LSE campus. There is one computer room that will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during term-time.