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LSE Cities Scholarships and Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service

Funding opportunities for Executive MSc in Cities applicants of all nationalities

The LSE Cities Scholarships and Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service are intended to provide financial assistance to outstanding Executive MSc in Cities applicants who would not otherwise be able to meet the full cost of tuition.

As only a limited number of awards are available, we use a selection process that considers both the quality of the applicant and their financial need. The former will be judged on the information provided in the programme application (submitted through LSE Graduate Admissions) and the latter will be assessed according to information provided in the Executive MSc in Cities Scholarship Application Form.

The deadline to apply to both schemes has now passed. All applicants will receive a final decision no later than 30 June 2020. This page will be updated in November 2020 with details of the 2021/22 schemes. 

LSE Cities Scholarships

Eligibility

The LSE Cities Scholarships are open to all Executive MSc in Cities applicants who are unable to fund their studies without financial assistance, regardless of their professional background, nationality or current residence.

Available Support

The maximum support offered by the LSE Cities Scholarships is £10,000 towards the cost of tuition. Smaller amounts may also be awarded.

Please note that no financial support is available for non-tuition fee costs, such as living expenses, travel or accommodation during study weeks. Successful recipients are expected to ensure that these costs are met by non-LSE sources.

Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service

Overview

The Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service are funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, a charitable foundation that works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. As such, the Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service provide financial support for outstanding participants who work for public sector organisations (both at a national and local governmental level) who would otherwise be unable to meet the tuition fees of the Executive MSc in Cities.

Eligibility

The Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service are open to all Executive MSc in Cities applicants who work for a public sector organisation and are unable to fund their studies without financial assistance, regardless of their nationality or current residence.

Available Support

The maximum support available through the Bloomberg Scholarships in Public Service is £34,949 towards the cost of tuition. Smaller amounts may also be awarded.

No financial support is available for non-tuition fee costs, such as living expenses, travel or accommodation during study weeks. Successful recipients are expected to ensure that these costs are met by non-LSE sources.

How to apply

The LSE Cities Scholarships and Bloomberg Scholarships for Public Service share the same application process. The programme team will decide which scheme applicants are considered for based on their professional background and amount of financial assistance sought. 

In order to be considered for one or both schemes, applicants will need to complete BOTH of the steps below by 12.00 (noon) on Tuesday 19 May 2020

Step 1: Programme Application

Apply for the Executive MSc in Cities using the LSE Online Application System no later than Tuesday 19 May 2020.

As part of the programme application process, applicants will be asked to provide details of two referees. These referees will be automatically sent a reference request by LSE Graduate Admissions. Both referees must respond to this request by 12.00 (noon) on Thursday 21 May 2020 in order for the scholarship application to be considered.

Further details about the programme application process are available on our How to Apply page.  

Step 2: Scholarship Application

Submit a scholarship application using the Executive MSc in Cities online Scholarship Application Form.

The form will ask for details of your expected income between October 2019 and September 2021, as well as information about additional sources of income, financial obligations and other ways in which you have sought to fund your studies.

As the form must be completed in a single session, applicants are advised to review the form, compile the relevant information and then complete it in full.

Open the Executive MSc in Cities Scholarship Application Form