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For students

The US Centre is a hub for students at all stages

Today, more than 18,000 LSE alumni reside in the United States, nearly two-thirds of them having graduated since 1990.

Prospective students

Study at the LSE

Information on applying to LSE from the US

There are currently almost 800 students from the United States at the LSE. Find more information on how to apply to the LSE from the United States with information on AP Test and GPA requirements, pre-departure events for admitted students and see when LSE admissions representatives are visiting your area. 

Funding for study

AFLSE Scholarship 

The Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics in the United States (AFLSE) awards at least one scholarship each year to an American citizen or permanent resident of the United States for one year of graduate study at the London School of Economics. The scholarship usually covers full tuition fees. 

Fulbright Award 

In the 2018-19 cycle, one Fulbright-London School of Economics Award will be offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme (or the first year of a longer Master’s degree programme) in any discipline at the LSE. 

Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship for intellectually distinguished young Americans and their country's future leaders to study at any university in the United Kingdom. 

Current students

What to join


“The USA society exists to foster a sense of community among the American students at the LSE, and host US social, cultural, and career oriented events for all interested students.”

Young Leaders UK US Embassy Program

Young Leaders UK is a nationwide programme initiated by the US Embassy in London to bring together future political activists from across the UK. Members, ages 18 to 30, are provided with the opportunity to engage with the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission, as well as with people of influence from a range of sectors in the U.S. and the UK.

US Centre

Attend US Centre events

The US Centre hosts several public lectures and seminars which have included speakers such as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke; President and CEO of New America, Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter; and civil rights advocate and scholar, Kimberlé Crenshaw. Our events are free and open to the public, unless specified otherwise.

US Centre PhD Summer Research Grants

The summer research grants aims to encourage innovative research on the United States and to support students pursuing postgraduate research on topics related to the Centre’s overall mission of promoting internationally-oriented scholarship on America’s changing role in the world.

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

In Michaelmas 2017, the Centre launched the US Centre Undergraduate Research Assistantship program as a means of encouraging US-related interdisciplinary research collaborations between academics and undergraduate students at LSE.

US Centre Essay Competition

In early 2018 the LSE US Centre held its first Student Essay Competition with the topic covering what the year held for the United States. Read the winner and runners up.

Stay in touch with the US Centre

Sign up for our termly newsletter to hear about Centre news, events and opportunities.

You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter

Resources on internships and jobs in the United States

Resources for studying the United States

Academic courses relating to the United States

Studying in the United States with the LSE


Staying involved after LSE

American Friends of LSE

LSE alumni from or residing in the US are invited to join the American Friends of LSE Alumni Association, the School’s largest and oldest alumni association outside the United Kingdom.

Stay in touch with the US Centre

Sign up for our monthly newsletter to hear about Centre news, events and opportunities. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter

Write for the Centre's USAPP blog

We encourage LSE alumni to submit evidence based commentary to the Centre's daily blog, USAPP - USA Politics and Policy. More details on how to write for USAPP. 




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