Fees and payments

                                                                                                                                    Prices and 'Early Bird' discount

                                                                                                                                    I look forward to building upon what I have learnt and I expect to return to Asia for further academics and professional tenures in the near future.

                                                                                                                                    Rishi Nagar, King’s College London, United Kingdom

                                                                                                                                    The tuition fees for attending the LSE-PKU Summer School are as below:

                                                                                                                                    2019 FeesStudent rate*Standard rate
                                                                                                                                    With 'Early Bird' discount  £1,325  £1,600
                                                                                                                                    Without discount  £1,600  £1,900

                                                                                                                                    *Student rate applies to all full-time students who are currently enrolled at a university or college anywhere in the world. Professional participants who are no longer in full-time education but who are alumni of LSE or PKU (including alumni of the LSE-PKU Summer School or our other Summer Schools), are also able to take advantage of the student rate.

                                                                                                                                    Fees for our Pre-sessional Chinese Language Course can be found here

                                                                                                                                    In addition, a £50 application fee must be paid before submitting your application.

                                                                                                                                    How to pay

                                                                                                                                    £50 application fee must be paid by all applicants via the secure LSE Online Store before an application can be processed. 

                                                                                                                                    Note: The application fee form will ask you for your student ID number, if you are not an LSE or PKU student/ alumni please insert your email address.

                                                                                                                                    Once you have been made an offer, you will be provided with instructions about how to pay your tuition fee.

                                                                                                                                    'Early Bird' discount

                                                                                                                                    We are delighted to offer an 'Early Bird' discount for all fully completed applications received by 31 March 2019. 

                                                                                                                                    Included with tuition fee

                                                                                                                                    The tuition fee covers:

                                                                                                                                    1) Two weeks of tuition (48 contact hours between Monday and Friday which include 36 hours of lectures and a total of 12 hours of seminar classes).

                                                                                                                                    2) The course reading pack and materials.

                                                                                                                                    3) Formal welcome (orientaion and registration event on the Sunday before the course begins).

                                                                                                                                    4) Extracurricular activities (see our student life at PKU page for more information).

                                                                                                                                    5) Two roundtable events -  highly topical and interesting interdisciplinary discussions (topics TBC).

                                                                                                                                    6) Farewell dinner (held on the final Friday of the Summer School, participants must sign up in advance).

                                                                                                                                    7) LSE-PKU Summer School t-shirt and bag.

                                                                                                                                    You will need to cover the costs of accomodation, travel, insurance and living expenses separately.

                                                                                                                                    Change of course

                                                                                                                                    Any applicant or registered student who wishes to change their course should submit their request by e-mail to lse.pku.summerschool@lse.ac.uk. Requests can only be considered subject to availability and should be submitted by 16 June 2019. Applicants requesting a course change after this date may be asked to pay a 'late course change fee'. 


                                                                                                                                    Cancellation Period

                                                                                                                                    As participants enter a contract with the LSE-PKU Summer School by means of distance communication, it is possible to terminate the contract and withdraw from the programme within 14 calendar days from the date on which the offer of a place is accepted. Please note that any request to withdraw must be provided in writing to lse.pku.summerschool@lse.ac.uk. We will issue the refund of relevant tuition fees within ninety (90) calendar days of such a cancellation.            

                                                                                                                                    Refund Policy

                                                                                                                                    We operate the following policy for refunds after the Cancellation Period:

                                                                                                                                    In order to withdraw from the programme, applicants must inform the LSE-PKU Summer School Office in writing by sending an email to lse.pku.summerschool@lse.ac.uk and receive written acknowledgement of their withdrawal.

                                                                                                                                    Tuition fees will then be refunded in accordance with the terms set out below. The application fee is non-refundable. 

                                                                                                                                    Date of Withdrawal

                                                                                                                                    Tuition Fee Refund

                                                                                                                                    On or before 6 July 2019


                                                                                                                                    Between 7 and 20 July 2019


                                                                                                                                    On or after 21 July 2019

                                                                                                                                    No refund

                                                                                                                                    Please also note:           

                                                                                                                                    • All refunds are made in pounds sterling (GBP). The LSE-PKU Summer School cannot refund any shortfalls due to exchnge rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank or other charges incurred.

                                                                                                                                    • Refunds will be made onto the credit/debit card used to make the payment.

                                                                                                                                    • The application fee is non-refundable, and no refunds can be issued against any additional costs incurred for travel, accommodation, or changes in exchange rates, etc.

                                                                                                                                    In the event that an LSE-PKU Summer School course is cancelled, participants registered for that course will be offered a place on an alternative course within the 2019 LSE-PKU Summer School, or a full refund of their tuition fees. Registered participants will be informed as early as possible if a course is at risk of cancellation, and by 31 May 2019 at the latest.


                                                                                                                                    Deferral Policy

                                                                                                                                    You can only defer your offer once and only to the following year. You will not need to reapply or pay the application fee again.

                                                                                                                                    If you have paid your tuition fee and decide to defer, if you wish we can roll these over to the following year, this means that you will not have to pay any extra if our fee rates increase the following year, however if you request a refund you will need to pay the total fee advertised for the following year. Please note, if you decide not to join the LSE-PKU Summer School the following year you will not be eligible for a refund unless you confirm before the cancellation deadlines of the year in which you originally applied. 

                                                                                                                                    In order to defer the offer, applicants must inform the LSE-PKU Summer School Office in writing by sending an email to lse.pku.summerschool@lse.ac.uk and receive written acknowledgement of their deferral.