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Today I received an email from LSE asking me to apply for Deutsche Doctoral Fellowship Program. I thought may be I am accepted there and that is why they are sending me this information. I checked Graduate Application Tracker but there was nothing on it. I just want to ask if there is anyone who is not accepted but got this type of information.

Thanks a lot!!!

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I also got it. I suspect it's a way to expand the number of applicants they can offer full funding to, when they send out admissions offers. UoChicago had a similar sort of fellowship opportunity due in January. I take this as (1) not a rejection (excellent!), (2) not an acceptance (bummer <_<), but (3) a sign that there are ways to cover tuition fees at LSE for international applicants.

Side note: I think that enough applicants were sent the email that the site for the LSE application tracker shut down for a while this morning. About two hours ago, that link wouldn't work at all for me.

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Hey I have one more question. I read about the fellowships of LSE and the disburse approximately 12 million pounds every year in scholarships. But do they cover tuition fee + stipend with that or just tuition fee. Do you guys have any idea?

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Hey I have one more question. I read about the fellowships of LSE and the disburse approximately 12 million pounds every year in scholarships. But do they cover tuition fee + stipend with that or just tuition fee. Do you guys have any idea?

I think it depends on the scholarship. When I read over their site a few months ago, I got the feeling that, even if LSE really wanted me, I would be teaching classes to support myself there. That is, I don't recall reading about many opportunities to receive a big stipend in the first year or so. I think that after students pass the comps, funding is more readily available. It makes sense, too. They don't want to pay lots of students to get an MRes in Econ, only to have all those students leave academia to work in the private sector. (After all, LSE has one of the highest job placement rates in the world for masters students.) Instead, they want to reward the promising students by facilitating their studies beyond the MRes, specifically, the PhD. If you think about it in terms of opportunity cost, they subsidize the later years of PhD study to entice the best students to remain in school, when their value to the labor market becomes much higher.

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