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Welcome to the home page of the Financial Support Office.

The Financial Support Office is responsible for administering School funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards

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Graduate Support Scheme 2017/18


Due to an unforeseen technical issue we have had to close the Graduate Financial Support application with immediate effect.


This will not impact on any applications that have been started, once the issue is resolved and the application is reopened, all the applications will still be available.


We expect the Graduate Financial Support application will be closed for approximately two weeks, and we will contact you as soon as possible once the problem has been fixed.


Submitted applications will be considered throughout May and June and the successful applicants will be contacted by July. 

Student Finance Postgraduate Loans 

Information on the new Postgraduate Loan Scheme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study

Drop in Sessions

We are holding drop-in sessions Monday through to Friday from 1pm - 2pm at the Student Services Centre during Term time, In the vacation times Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. 

Michaelmas Term 

Maintenance cheques are now ready for collection from the Student Services Centre.

Please remember you must be registered and bring your student ID card with you when you come to collect. If you have any queries please email financial-support@lse.ac.uk

For students with maintenance stipends from LSE, your stipend will be split across the three terms. In order to reflect the earlier start of term we have split awards as evenly as possible over the academic session.

Student Finance for 2016/17

If you are returning to LSE after a break or progressing after repeating a year contact us at financial-support@lse.ac.uk if you are unsure of how to access the LSE bursary.

The scheduled payment dates are listed below, but please note that payments take approximately 5 working days to show in the recipients bank account from the scheduled payment date.

The scheduled payment dates are:

Michaelmas Term - Friday 7 October 2016

Lent Term - Friday 20 January 2016

Summer Term - Monday 8 May 2016

More information on applying for Student Finance

PhD students

Are you writing up your thesis? There is funding available to support your writing up period and help you finish on time. 

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