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