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

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The Academic Partnership Office manages two separate bursary schemes: the Partnership PhD Mobility Scheme and the ESRC DTC Partnership PhD Exchange Scheme.   

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. 

Successful applicants will receive up to £2,500 towards travel expenses, accommodation, subsistence, educational materials and/or other education-related costs. 

Applications for the 2017-2018 year closed in March 2017. However a small number of bursaries are still available for visits to:

  • The University of Cape Town (2 bursaries)
  • National University of Singapore (1 bursary)
  • Peking University (1 bursary)

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2017-18 year is 3rd December 2017. Prospective applicants are asked to ensure that they read the guidance notes and then submit the Key Information Cover Sheet . 

The next round of applications for the 2018-19 academic year will be in Spring 2018 and details will be published here in due course.  

The ESRC DTC Partnership PhD Exchange Bursaries

The ESRC DTC PhD Partnership Exchange Bursaries provide funding to enable LSE PhD students to undertake a period of research for 2 -3 months at a non-Western university (the full list of institutions is included in the Guidance Notes below). As with our Partnership PhD Mobility bursaries, successful applicants will receive up to £2,500 towards travel expenses, accommodation, subsistence, educational materials and/or other education-related costs. 

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2016-17 year (including receipt of supporting documentation) has now passed and details for the next round of applications will be published here in due course. 

Prospective applicants may find the Guidance Notes and Process Document helpful in the meantime. Please direct any application queries to Kirsty Rawlings at the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre.