LSE Postgraduate Opportunities Abroad

PhD Student Exchanges

I had the chance to attend events, to network with a wide variety of scholars and policy-makers and most importantly to exchange views about my research with fellow research students
Maddalena Procopio


The Academic Partnership Office manages the Partnership PhD Mobility Scheme which enables student to visit one of our partners while working on their project.   

The Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries

This scheme enables LSE PhD students to undertake research for two to three months at one of our institutional partners.

It offers our research students a wonderful opportunity to visit another institution, to benefit from additional research resources (archival and advisory) and to experience the academic culture and professional networks of another country. Successful applicants may also work on related publications/presentations, or attend conferences and workshops both at the host institution and within the wider national academic community. 

Applications for 2018-2019 are now open to visit one of our seven partners:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • The University of Cape Town 
  • Columbia University (New York)
  • Fudan University (Shanghai)
  • National University of Singapore 
  • Peking University
  • Sciences Po (Paris)

Successful applicants will receive up to £2,500 towards travel expenses, accommodation, subsistence, educational materials and/or other education-related costs. Applications should be emailed to by midnight on Sunday 18th March 2018

Prospective applicants are asked to ensure that they read the guidance notes and submit the Key Information Cover Sheet . 

Other schemes and opportunities

The PhD Academy hosts a number of workshops with in house professional writers but also outside providers. They will keep you informed of funding opportunities and are located on the fourth foor of the library. 

Your departement may have a specific exchange scheme, like Anthropology with Columbia. For more information contact your doctoral programme director and/or your doctoral administrator, a full list is available here.