You can apply to the VRS programme once you have a supervisor to support your application and the Department of Management PhD committee have agreed to accept your application
To apply as a visiting research student, you apply in the same way as for our MRes/PhD programmes, with the same entry criteria. However applicants to our visiting research programme do not need to submit GRE or GMAT scores. Read entry criteria for all PhD Management programmes.
Please note: applications should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the starting term date. Students can start in Michaelmas Term, Lent Term and Summer Term. View term dates.
We welcome applications for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School, and we recommend that you investigate staff research interests before applying.
We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form.
The application process is similar to that of our research degrees. Submit an application via LSE’s Online Application System. As part of your application, you will need to provide the following:
- Academic achievement (including existing and pending qualifications).
- GRE/GMAT score (if applicable).
- Outline your research proposal or plan of work you will undertake as a visiting student.
- Statement of academic purpose.
- Sample of written work.
Applications are managed by the School’s Graduate Admissions Office. Find further details on how to apply.
Guidance on the research proposal and statement of academic purpose
See further information on supporting documents
You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. See our English language requirements. Students must meet the English proficiency for Research Programmes – MPhil/PhD programmes.
Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.