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Visiting students and staff

Visiting Research Student (VRS) status allows research students at other universities to spend up to one academic session at LSE. The application process is the same as for other graduate programmes.

A supervisor is assigned to every VRS, and you can take up to four full-unit taught courses. Examinations are optional, and grades do not contribute towards a degree or diploma. A full transcript of studies can be produced at the end of the period of study. Other graduate students may also seek registration as a VRS to take graduate level courses without the commitment of registering for a degree programme.

The Visiting Fellow Scheme is aimed at scholars (pre-Major Review equivalent/of post-doctoral status), persons/practitioners of equivalent standing in an appropriate profession/occupation, and researchers in the early stages of their career.

The status of Visiting Fellow is given to individuals from outside the School associated with School departments/institutes/centres. It recognises the contribution from those in government service, in professional practice, in the private sector, or in other appropriate fields, to research and other departmental/institute/centre activities. Enquiries about opportunities should be made to the relevant academic department or institute in the first instance.

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