The Economics PhD Applicant Mentoring Programme (AMP)



Students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in economics can now get help from the Economics PhD Applicant Mentoring Programme (AMP) when applying to PhD programmes. The AMP aims to foster diversity in Economics by reducing barriers for candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds who may not have the institutional knowledge or access of other candidates.  The scheme focuses on breaking down information barriers that might otherwise inhibit applicants from making strong applications for PhD programmes.

This student-led initiative matches applicants to mentors who are PhD students in the Departments of Economics at, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, UCL and Warwick.  


Who can apply?


The AMP welcomes applicants from all groups that are underrepresented in economics -- including, but not limited to, applicants who identify as black, female, low-income, first generation to attend university, LGTBQ+, and persons with disabilities  who will submit their applications to MPhil/PhD economics programmes either this year or the next  It is expected that applicants are applying to one or more of the following universities: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE,UCL, or Warwick.

Only current undergraduate students or those who have completed their undergraduate studies, should join the programme.

How to apply


Please visit the AMP website for full details on how to apply