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When to apply/deadlines

You must apply early in the application cycle. Applications open on 14 October 2013. Departments began to consider these applications from 1 November 2013. The first decisions will be released from January 2014 onwards. There is intense competition for admission; early applications have a greater chance of being successful and of meeting financial support/scholarship and, where applicable, visa deadlines. Please check the availability of programmes| before you apply.

Only a limited number of programmes have deadlines by which you should apply – decisions are mostly considered on a rolling basis and programmes close once all places have been filled. Please be aware, however, that many scholarships, especially for research programmes, have early deadlines. Please see programme entries and Financial Support pages| for details.

Please note: in order to be considered for LSE research scholarships or Research Council Studentships (for 1+3 or +3 funding), you should submit your COMPLETE application, including ALL supporting documents, by: 

  • 16 December 2013 - Department of Economics only
  • 10 January 2014 (first funding panel deadline)
  • 24 February 2014 (second panel deadline)
  • 28 April 2014 (third panel deadline)

Applications received or completed after the deadline will not be considered for LSE research scholarships. Please be aware that some departments only make submissions to the earlier funding panels, and earlier applications have more chance of being considered for funding - check individual programme pages for details.

If you applied for the 2013/4 session, we will be able to re-use your application documents as long as you contact the Graduate Admissions Office before 16 November 2013 and submit a new application assessment fee. All old application documents will be destroyed immediately after this date.

All taught master's (MSc/MA/MPA/LLM) programmes start in the autumn term (October 2014). Some programmes, particularly those in Economics, Accounting and Finance and Management, require attendance at Summer School or introductory courses in the July-September months before the main programme begins. Research (MPhil/PhD) programmes may additionally start in the Lent (January) and summer (April) terms at the discretion of your department. See start options| for more information.

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