100 Fully Funded LSE PhD Scholarships in the UK 2020-2021

The London School of Economics invites applications for 100 major studentships for new PhD students in 2020. Studentships are awarded to undertake research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance.

The London School of Economics offers a unique opportunity for developing, comprehensive research skills throughout the mining chain – from exploration, mining, processing and metal production, to recovery after stopping mining activities.

The London School of Economics is a public research university located in London, England and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Worth of Award

  • LSE PhD Studentships cover full fees and an annual stipend of £18,000 and are tenable for four years and
  • Studentships are available for pursuing research programme to undertake research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance.
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  • These awards will be made solely on the basis of outstanding academic merit and research potential. This relates both to your past academic record and to an assessment of your likely aptitude to complete a PhD on your chosen topic in the time allocated.
  • The studentships include a requirement that scholars contribute to their department as part of their research training, in the form of teaching or other work, usually from year two onwards.
  • Studentships are available for UK, EU and international students.

How to Apply

  • Academic departments nominate students for consideration by a School panel for all PhD funding opportunities they may be eligible for. There is no separate application for any of these studentships.
  • To be considered for this funding, you must submit your complete application for admission to LSE by a specific date. This date differs by academic department. Refer to the individual programme page for the relevant deadline information.


  • deadline for MRes/PhD Economics for 2021 entry (including PhD Studentships and ESRC funding): December 17, 2020
  • funding deadline for first round of PhD Studentships and for ESRC funding for 2021 entry: January 14, 2021
  • funding deadline for second round of PhD Studentships deadline for 2021 entry (some departments only): April 29, 2021
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