For doctoral candidates

Please consult the pages of the Financial Support Office for sources of funding for UK/EU students & overseas students.  The FSO deal with all funding at LSE so are the best people to talk to.

LSE PhD Studentships for 2018 entry

The School is offering 63 full scholarships for new PhD students. The scholarships cover fees and living expenses of £18,000 each year for four years. They are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School. Studentships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.  We are particularly interested in proposals relating to one or more of the following areas to work with either Prof.Naila Kabeer (global and local perspectives) or Dr. Ania Plomien (Central and Eastern European perspectives). Please flag your interest in one of these areas when making your application:

*Inequality in global or local labour markets
*Social and economic policies
*Migration and mobility

*Social movements for economic and labour rights

Each academic department will be allowed to nominate a limited number of candidates for the awards. Award decisions will be made by a Panel representing different academic disciplines within the School. The awards will be made solely on outstanding academic merit and research potential. This relates not only to your past academic record, but also to an assessment of your chosen topic and to your likely aptitude to complete a PhD in the time allocated.

The studentships include a requirement that scholars contribute to their academic department as part of their research training, in the form of providing teaching or other work in their department, usually from year two onwards.

For more information on how to apply click here.

Please note in addition to LSE PhD Studentships, we have access to  ESRC funding and the new Leverhulme Scholarships.