Visiting Research students

Anyone can make a theory or a claim about anything but the important thing is can you provide real world evidence to back up and support that claim and that really is where Statistics comes into its element

Visiting Research Student (VRS) status at LSE allows research students at other universities to spend up to one academic session at the School at the discretion of the department concerned. A supervisor is assigned to every VRS. 

Registration as a visiting research student in the Department of Statistics is for research and doctoral students registered at overseas universities wishing to undertake some aspect of their research in the UK. 

The application procedure is to apply for the MPhil/PhD, as detailed in the Graduate Prospectus, but to use the application code for visiting status - G4ES: Visiting Research Student in Statistics. You should provide, as part of your application, a written proposal of no more than 1500 words, which gives details of your proposed research question(s), the relevant literature and previous research in the field, planned research methods and theoretical/conceptual framework to be adopted. This will enable us to make an informed decision about your proposal and is equally important to establish if there are appropriate supervisors for your planned research.

Staff are unable to provide feedback on proposals and students should submit a proposal that fully covers the elements required.


The Visiting Research Student tuition fees for 2024/25 are:

£97 per week

From 2024/25 the fee for Visiting Research Students will be charged as a weekly amount that is proportional to the annual fee.

We advise you to check the fees table for more details.