LSE PhD Studentships

It was a huge honour to receive funding from such a prestigious institution

Katherine Furman, LSE PhD Studentship

For 2023 entry, LSE will be offering studentships to new PhD students, in 2022 this was approximately 80, in the form of LSE PhD Studentships, LSE DTP ESRC Studentships and London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Studentships.

The awards are open to high calibre students of all nationalities studying across all research areas at the School.


LSE PhD Studentships are tenable for four years and cover full fees and an annual stipend, which for 2023 entry is £20,622. They are available for UK and international students undertaking research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance.

These awards will be made solely on the basis of outstanding academic merit and research potential. This relates both to your past academic record and to an assessment of your likely aptitude to complete a PhD in your chosen topic in the time allocated.

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. Refer to the individual programme page for the relevant deadline information. Find your graduate programme.

  • deadline for Economics and Geography and Environment for 2023 entry (including PhD Studentships and ESRC funding): 16 December 2022
  • funding deadline for first round of PhD Studentships and for ESRC funding for 2023 entry: 13 January 2023
  • funding deadline for second round of PhD Studentships deadline for 2023 entry (some departments only): 27 April 2023

Find out about ESRC Studentships.

More information on how to apply for a place on a PhD programme.

Student stories


"I received an LSE PhD Studentship, which covers both my tuition and living expenses. It was a huge honour to receive funding from such a prestigious institution and without this support it would have been impossible for me to pursue my PhD."

Katherine Furman
East London, South Africa
MPhil/PhD Philosophy
LSE PhD Studentship