Each year LSE offers a limited number of full scholarships for new PhD students. The scholarships cover fees and living expenses for four years. They are available for UK/EU (ESRC only) and international students undertaking research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School. Scholarships are awarded strictly on academic merit and research potential. To be considered for one of these scholarships you must submit your application, including all supporting documentation, by the deadline quoted on the Financial Support Office website.
There is a deadline date set for the receipt of applications (with all required supporting documents) by the Graduate Admission Office. Applicants who submit by this date will, subject to the availability of places, be considered by the department for nomination for an LSE PhD Scholarship: The first deadline date is 14 January 2022 (final date 28 April 2022). However, we strongly recommend applications are submitted as early as possible.
ESRC funding to LSE includes studentship provision. With the mutual emphasis on economics and social sciences, ESRC is a major sponsor of LSE research. LSE has been awarded Doctoral Training Centre status and has a total of 36 studentships per year to spread across disciplines.
The deadline date set for the receipt of applications (with all required supporting documents) by the Graduate Admissions Office is 14 January 2022. Eligible applicants who submit their application by this date will, subject to the availability of places, be considered by the department for nomination for an ESRC studentship.