LSE Access to Education Scholarships

For 2017 and 2018 entry, LSE is offering three awards made up of support for the tuition fee and living costs for offer holders holding an offer of a place on an LSE Undergraduate programme whose immigration status is classed as:

  • an asylum-seeker; or
  • a refugee; or
  • a person with humanitarian protection; or
  • a person who is resident in the UK and has been granted Discretionary/Limited Leave to Remain in the UK


Students in one of the following categories are eligible for these scholarships:

  • asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are seeking asylum in the UK and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at LSE
  • those who have been granted Refugee status or humanitarian protection, but do not have settled status in the UK,  or their children, and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at LSE
  • those who are resident in the UK with some form of limited leave to remain or temporary status, or their dependants if under 18, and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at LSE

Priority will be given to those who are unable to access funding from Student Finance England (or its national equivalent In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), but each case will be assessed on need.

Scholarship amount

The minimum level of support will cover the difference between the UK tuition fee of £9,250 and the Overseas fee charged under current Fee rules (equivalent to a partial fee waiver).  This minimum amount is not means-tested if you are assessed to pay the Overseas fee level.

The maximum award is worth up to £20,000 per year, in addition to the above, depending on financial need. This is made up of £9,250 to cover the payment of the remaining tuition fee and up to £10,750 for maintenance. This part of the scholarship is means tested and will take into account the ability to access funding from the UK Government.

How to apply

Once you are holding an offer for LSE you should complete the Undergraduate Scholarship Application form for financial support.

The deadline for applications for this award for 2017 entry is 26 April 2017.

The deadline fro applications for this award for 2018 entry will be April 2018.