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When to apply/deadlines

Applications open on 20 October 2014, and the first decisions will be released from January 2015 onwards. 

Early applications have a greater chance of being successful, as there is intense competition for places. 

A limited number of programmes have application deadlines – decisions are mostly considered on a rolling basis and programmes close once all places have been filled. 

Please note: many scholarships have early deadlines. Please see programme entries and Financial Support pages| for details.

Research funding deadlines

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

  • 15 December 2014 - Department of Economics only
  • 12 January 2015 (first funding panel deadline)
  • 27 April 2015 (second 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.

Previous applicants

If you applied for the 2014/5 session, we will be able to re-use your application documents as long as you contact the Graduate Admissions Office before 14 November 2014 and submit a new application assessment fee. All old application documents will be destroyed immediately after this date.

Start dates

Taught master's (MSc/MA/MPA/LLM) programmes start in the autumn term (September 2015). 

Some programmes, particularly those in Economics, Accounting and Finance, 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.