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


Global Academic Engagement 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

The 2020/2021 scheme is suspended.  We are monitoring the situation closely and will resume this activity with our partners as soon as we can.

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 2020-2021 academic year should read our guidance notes and submit their application by midnight on Sunday 19th April 2020.

Places to visit the following parners will be available:

  • The University of California, Berkeley 
  • Columbia University (New York)
  • Peking University (Beijing)
  • Fudan University (Shanghai)
  • 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.