LSE Postgraduate Opportunities Abroad

PhD Student Exchanges

The term I spent at UC Berkeley was immensely valuable. I left with new ideas, new friends, and a much stronger sense of my own scholarly identity.
Ida Danewid


Ida_Danewid_747The Academic Partnership Office manages the Partnership PhD Mobility Scheme which enables students 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 the institutional partners listed below.

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. 

Students interested in applying for visits taking place during the 2019-2020 academic year should read our guidance notes and submit their application by midnight on Sunday 31st March 2019.

Places to visit the following parners will be available:

  • The University of California, Berkeley 
  • Columbia University (New York)
  • Peking University (Beijing)
  • Sciences Po (Paris)

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

If you have any other question about this scheme, send us email at 

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.