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Funding your PhD study

If your application is successful you must make sure that you have made adequate financial provision for your programme of study. Under no circumstances will LSE be able to help you register without sufficient finance.

Although some funding is offered by LSE, this is very limited and there is considerable competition for it. Please refer to the Financial Support Office for full details.

LSE PhD Studentships and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships

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.

Statistics PhD Scholarship

The Department of Statistics offers one scholarship to a 2021/22 offer holder covering fees and living expenses for four years. This scholarship is available for a home UK/EU or international student undertaking research in any statistics discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance. The scholarship is 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 14 January 2021.

Teaching opportunities

Many of our research students take part-time graduate teaching assistant posts in the department teaching undergraduate classes and marking assessments. Students usually undertake teaching responsibilities after their first year of study.