LSE Access to Education Graduate Scholarships

LSE has set aside a significant amount of funding to provide scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees, in response to the ongoing crisis across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

For 2020 entry, awards are available to cover tuition fees and maintenance for offer holders meeting the eligibility criteria laid out below.

Eligibility

Students who have an offer of a place to study at LSE and have the following classification will be considered for this scholarship:

  • an asylum seeker; or
  • a refugee; or
  • a person with humanitarian protection. 

Scholarships are based on financial need, and are designed to help with the tuition fees and living costs.

Priority will be given to students who are applying for their first master's programme and to recent graduates who were eligible for needs-based maintenance support during their undergraduate studies.

As part of the application for funding, within the personal statement, you must explain fully your background and where you are in the process of applying for refugee status. As much detail as possible will be helpful.

Scholarship amount

For entry in 2020, awards are available of up to the full value of tuition fees, plus a maintenance amount of £14,400 based on financial need.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have completed the 2020/21 LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form and received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) by 5pm UK time on 27 April 2020. You must also complete Section G - Personal Statement.

Within the personal statement, you must explain fully your background and where you are in the process of applying for refugee status, as much detail as possible will be helpful in assessing your application.

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