For 2020 entry, LSE will offer over 100 major studentships to new PhD students in the form of LSE PhD Studentships and LSE ESRC Studentships.
LSE PhD Studentships
LSE has its own prestigious PhD Studentships, which are available on all MRes/PhD and MPhil/PhD programmes, for UK, EU and overseas students.
Studentships are tenable for four years and cover full fees and an annual stipend, which is £17,000 - 18,000 for students starting in 2020.
LSE has an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and has ESRC studentships in a number of programmes for UK and EU students.
Studentships are tenable for three or four years, depending on the programme of study. They cover full fees (UK and EU level) and an annual stipend, which for 2018 entry was £16,777.
Individual programme entries detail which programme are eligible for ESRC funding.
Check the programme-related funding page for PhD funding opportunities.
How to apply
Academic departments nominate students for consideration by a School panel for all PhD funding opportunities they may be eligible for. There is no separate application for any of these studentships. To be considered for this funding, you must submit your complete application for admission to LSE by a specific date. This date differs by academic department.
- deadline for MRes/PhD Economics for 2020 entry (including PhD Studentships and ESRC funding): 12 December 2019
- deadline for ESRC funding for 2020 entry: 10 January 2020
- deadline for PhD studentships for 2020 entry: 27 April 2020