GO LSE: Global Opportunities at LSE

LSE offers you the opportunity to study abroad during your undergraduate degree, gaining experience that will enable you to become an engaged global citizen.

The School has year-long exchanges with Sciences Po, a leading social science university in France, and the University of California, Berkeley, in the USA.

You can apply during the second year of your undergraduate degree, with ten places available at each institution. Please note that year-long exchanges would be additional to LSE’s academic requirements so you must return to LSE after your year abroad to study the final year of your undergraduate degree programme.

Programme-specific exchanges

In addition to the School-wide study abroad opportunities, some LSE departments also offer exchanges as part of specific degree programmes. Some examples include: 

  • BA/BSc Social Anthropology or BA Anthropology with Law exchange with: the University of Melbourne, Australia; Fudan University, China; and the University of Tokyo, Japan
  • BSc International Relations and Mandarin: exchange with Fudan University, China
  • BSc Language, Culture and Society: exchange with partner universities in China, France, Germany, Russia, and Spain
  • BSc Management: exchange with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA; University of Michigan Ross School of Business, USA; University of St Gallen, Switzerland; HEC Paris, France; Bocconi University, Italy, HKUST Business School, Hong Kong

More information about study abroad opportunities.

Sciences Po, Paris, France

  • seven campuses in France, one in Paris and six regional campuses focusing on different regions of the world
  • all campuses offer classes in French and English, as well as in languages relevant to their respective regional focus
  • Sciences Po will award its Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities to students who meet certain criteria
  • support from Sciences Po housing services in arranging housing near campus
  • the Sciences Po academic year comprises two semesters, ie, late August to December and January to early May

University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • internship opportunities available during the year abroad
  • courses offered in a range of subjects, some of which are unique to Berkeley’s location, eg, American studies, ethnic studies, Native American studies
  • students will be eligible to apply for a range of housing, both on- and off-campus
  • the Berkeley academic year comprises two semesters, ie, mid-August to mid-December and early January to mid-May

Please note, the 2020-21 exchange is suspended and recruitment for 2021-22 is paused. We are monitoring the situation closely and liaising with Berkeley. If the situation changes we will update this page.

Find out more about the University of California, Berkeley exchange programme.

The University of Melbourne, Australia

  • the anthropology department is widely recognised as amongst the best in the world
  • particular expertise in anthropology of migration, the body and the environment
  • students will be able to select from a wide range of outside options, including in subjects not available at LSE