The Phelan US Centre is a hub for students at all stages

Today, more than 18,000 LSE alumni reside in the United States, nearly two-thirds of them having graduated since 1990.

LSE students can engage with the Phelan US Centre in a number of ways: 

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

In Michaelmas 2017, the Centre launched the US Centre Undergraduate Research Assistantship program as a means of encouraging US-related interdisciplinary research collaborations between academics and undergraduate students at LSE.

Phelan US Centre 'Graduate to Professional' Masterclasses

The Phelan US Centre has launched the Graduate to Professional online masterclasses to support master's students in planning and starting their careers in the US. These masterclasses are designed to offer an exclusive opportunity for LSE master's students to learn from successful LSE Alumni. 

Phelan US Centre "Master's to PhD' Masterclass

The Phelan US Centre is organising a Master's to PhD online masterclass to support LSE master's students in planning and starting their careers in research. This masterclass is designed to offer an exclusive opportunity for LSE master's students to learn from current PhD Students who are conducting research on US-focused topics. 

Attend Phelan US Centre events

The Phelan US Centre hosts several public lectures and seminars which have included speakers such as US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi; Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke; US Senator, Chris Murphy; and Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. Our events are free and open to the public, unless specified otherwise.

Master's Students Events Reports

Are you an LSE Master's student? Do you want to get published on an academic platform with an international reach? Register your interest now if you'd like to write a report on one of our upcoming events for our USAPP blog.

Phelan US Centre PhD Summer Research Grants

Our Summer Research Grants aim to encourage innovative research on the United States and to support students pursuing postgraduate research on topics related to the Centre’s overall mission of promoting internationally-oriented scholarship on America’s changing role in the world.

US Centre Essay Competition

In early 2018 the Phelan LSE US Centre held its first Student Essay Competition with the topic covering what the year held for the United States. Read the winner and runners up.

Stay in touch with the Phelan US Centre

Sign up for our termly newsletter to hear about Centre news, events and opportunities.

You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or LinkedIn.  


Prospective students

Study at the LSE

Information on applying to LSE from the US

There are currently over 900 students from the United States at the LSE. Find more information on how to apply to the LSE from the United States with information on AP Test and GPA requirements, pre-departure events for admitted students and see when LSE admissions representatives are visiting your area. 

Funding for study

AFLSE Scholarship 

The Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics in the United States (AFLSE) awards at least one scholarship each year to an American citizen or permanent resident of the United States for one year of graduate study at the London School of Economics. The scholarship usually covers full tuition fees. 

Fulbright Award 

One Fulbright-London School of Economics Award per year is offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme (or the first year of a longer Master’s degree programme) in any discipline at the LSE. 

Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship for intellectually distinguished young Americans and their country's future leaders to study at any university in the United Kingdom. 

Current students

What to join

LSE US Society

The US society aims to bring together American students and cultural enthusiasts to celebrate US culture and politics. We provide a platform for nonpartisan political events and organize American-themed cultural events. 

Young Leaders UK US Embassy Program

Young Leaders UK is a nationwide programme initiated by the US Embassy in London to bring together future political activists from across the UK. Members, ages 18 to 30, are provided with the opportunity to engage with the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission, as well as with people of influence from a range of sectors in the U.S. and the UK.

BAAS - British Association for American Studies 

BAAS exists to promote, support and encourage the study of the United States in the Universities, Colleges and Schools of the United Kingdom, and by independent scholars. It welcomes application forms from all those engaged in or connected with the study of the United States.

Resources on internships and jobs in the United States

Resources for studying the United States

Studying in the United States with the LSE


Staying involved after LSE

American Friends of LSE

LSE alumni from or residing in the US are invited to join the American Friends of LSE Alumni Association, the School’s largest and oldest alumni association outside the United Kingdom.

Stay in touch with the US Centre

Sign up for our termly newsletter to hear about Centre news, events and opportunities. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn

Write for the Centre's USAPP blog

We encourage LSE alumni to submit evidence based commentary to the Centre's daily blog, USAPP - USA Politics and Policy. More details on how to write for USAPP. 



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