Visiting Appointments

Explore key information about the Visting Appointments schemes at LSE

The School's Visiting Appointments Schemes are a device to help Departments, Institutes and Centres invite staff who are either practitioners or academics in other institutions to conduct research and other activities.

LSE's visiting categories

The following types of visiting appointment schemes are available at the school:

Visiting Fellow and Visiting Senior Fellow Scheme

Visiting Professor and Visiting Professor in Practice Scheme

The Process

Please note that applications need to be made in advance of the applicant's intended start date, as per the submission deadlines below.

To the begin the process, access the Visiting Appointments: Request to Appoint/ Renew Form here.

N.B the form only consists of two pages and should be completed by Heads of Department/Directors of Institutes/Centres, or delegated authority.

1. Complete all mandatory questions.

2. Click on '>>' (at the bottom right of the form) to move on to the next page.

3. Follow Step 1.

4. Click on '>>' (at the bottom right of the form) to submit the application.

Please ensure that all mandatory fields are complete otherwise you will not be able to submit the application form.

5. The visiting appointments contact within the Department/Institute/Centre will be notified of the outcome via email, and we will include a link to the Visitor Details Form for forwarding to approved candidates.

6. Visiting appointment letters will be issued as per the dates set out in the full schedule document detailed below, providing the Visitor Details form is received.

Submission Deadlines

Timetable for Visiting Appointments 2019-20

Visiting Appointment Start Date

Deadline for Submissions to HR               

Departments informed of outcomes

Outcome letter distributed from HR by (upon receipt of completed Visitor Detail Form)

No earlier than 2 December 2019

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Friday 15 November 2019

Wednesday 27 November 2019

No earlier than 2 March 2020

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Friday 14 February 2020

Wednesday 26 February 2020

No earlier than 1 May 2020

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Friday 3 April 2020

Tuesday 28 April 2020

No earlier than 1 July 2020

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Friday 12 June 2020

Friday 26 June 2020

No earlier than 7 September 2020

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Friday 14 August 2020

Wednesday 26 August 2020


Centennial Professors

Proposals for Centennial Professor appointments are considered annually, usually during Lent Term. HR will notify Heads of Department of application deadlines in advance.

There are two categories of Centennial Professor, to find out more, please explore the schemes below:

BP Centennial Professor [PDF]

LSE Centennial Professor [PDF]

Contact HR

If you have any queries about visiting appointments, please contact a member of the team by emailing Alternatively, please call 020 7106 7296.

Please refer to the Immigration & Compliance webpage for any queries relating to overseas visitors who require a visa to visit the UK. Alternatively, please email