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 Monday 29 November 2021

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Friday 12 November 2021

Wednesday 24 November 2021

No earlier than Monday 28 February 2022

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Friday 11 February 2022

Wednesday 23 February 2022

No earlier than Tuesday 3 May 2022

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Friday 15 April 2022

Wednesday 27 April 2022

No earlier than Monday 4 July 2022

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Friday 17 June 2022

Wednesday 29 June 2022

No earlier than Monday 5 September 2022

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Friday 12 August 2022

Wednesday 24 August 2022


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