Applying for an LSE scholarship: an overview

You must apply separately for an offer of admission from LSE, via UCAS. 

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Please note that if you have selected LSE as your insurance choice institution, we cannot consider you for financial assistance.

Fee status

The sources of potential financial aid open to you are heavily dependent on whether you are classified as a home or overseas student. The definition of home or overseas students is governed by Fees and Award Regulations passed by Parliament. Please note that the basic definition relates to a required period of residence in the UK (or in some cases the EU) rather than citizenship of the UK or an EU country. For further details about this, please visit the British Council's Education UK site.

LSE Undergraduate Support Scheme

All Overseas applicants who receive an offer of admission from the School who wish to apply for financial assistance should complete an Undergraduate Support Scheme application. These awards range in value from £3,000 to £24,000.

More information about the Undergraduate Support Scheme

Scholarship opportunities for overseas applicants

A number of Country based LSE scholarships, made possible by generous private donations, are available to overseas applicants.

Applicants who are offered a place by the LSE and accept the School as their first choice institution will be given priority over those who select the School as their insurance offer.

Under-funded students

The School expects you to make adequate arrangements for your living costs and the payment of your tuition fees for the duration of your programme of study at the School.

If you register at the LSE, you will be expected to be able to fund your studies fully throughout the length of your programme. Under no circumstances can the School help in cases where students have knowingly registered under-funded.

If you are unable to secure sufficient funds for your course, you may wish to consider the possibility of deferring your entry to the following academic session.

The cost of studying in Central London is high and, regrettably, this may prevent the attendance of many able and deserving applicants from all around the world. It is very important that you are aware of the high cost of studying at the School. We do not want you to feel discouraged by these costs, but you should be aware of the sums which must be found with or without the help of the School.