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Diploma, LLM, MA, MSc and MSc (Research) programmes

There are a range of awards available for study at this level.

Approximately 19% of taught masters offer holders are successful in obtaining some form of financial support from the School.

The value of support ranges in value from 10% of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

Graduate Support Scheme

The Graduate Support Scheme is now closed for applications to the 2015/16 session.

If you have already been assessed for the Graduate Support Scheme and have not received an award, then your application remains on file for consideration for any other awards being offered by LSE, for which you fit the criteria.

For eption of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding where there are separate department led processes in place. ESRC funding is relevant to Home UK and Home EU applicants only, and there are also subject restrictions in place.

LSE Graduate Bursaries

We are still awarding LSE Graduate Bursaries, and if you are from the UK or EU and you have not yet applied for this funding then the link to make an application will be in your Graduate Web Tracker.

LSE is offering a total of 230 LSE Graduate Bursaries of £10,000 supported jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the School.

Further information on the LSE Graduate Bursaries|

We anticipate that the LSE Graduate Bursary scheme will close at the end of July, please apply early if you are eligible. 

Awards

We offer a range of awards based on different criteria such as a specific programme of study, nationality, or country of permanent domicile.

In addition, a number of external organisations offer funding to support postgraduate study. We recommend that applicants follow up as many avenues as possible to find funding. Please be aware that if you accept funding from an external source, it is your responsibility to check the terms of the award. Some awards are accompanied by specific terms and conditions which you should be sure you able to meet before accepting the award.

Information about other Awards| offered by LSE or external organisations.

Please take some time to look at all the other awards available to support your study at LSE. The details of these awards are updated each October, but new LSE awards may become available during the course of the admissions cycle. We will only write to successful applicants for these awards. Selection for these awards is taking place between May and July 2015 and all successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2015.

LSE Master's Awards (LMA's)

LSE Master’s Awards are part of LSE’s portfolio of funding for Postgraduate Taught Master’s students. The primary scheme for PGT students is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS), which is designed to supplement other funding secured by a candidate (by way of savings, loans and external scholarships). 

Shortlisting for named awards is done from the long list of offer holders whose financial need is too great for the GSS, and who have indicated on their financial support application that they wish to be considered for other scholarships (by providing further information in the personal statement of the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application).

As named awards vary from year to year, a fund is set aside to provide a small number of LMA’s for those candidates who are not eligible for named awards, because of their restricted criteria. LMA’s are also used to supplement named awards where the latter are insufficient to meet the shortfall of the eligible candidate.

Preference is given to those from low and middle income countries, particularly if loan funding is not available or if those countries are under-represented in other award schemes administered by the School.

Awards can range in value from £5,000 to a full award. 

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