Funding for UK and EU graduate students

I was lucky enough to receive funding from the LSE Graduate Support Scheme in order to assist me with the financial costs of my study.

LSE Anniversary Scholarships

LSE offers Anniversary Scholarships for taught master's students from the UK, to celebrate the founding of the School.

More information about LSE Anniversary Scholarships

Graduate Support Scheme

LSE's major financial support scheme for study at taught master's level is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is open to all applicants from all countries in the world, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc Finance (Part time) or the MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management.

See how to apply for the Graduate Support Scheme.

Named scholarships

Every year the School awards named scholarships which are funded by external donors or organisations.

In 2020, the following awards are available for UK students.

Alf Waddington Scholarship

One scholarship of £8,000 for those applying for a taught master's programme in the Department of Sociology.

More information about the Alf Waddington Scholarship

Anne Bohm Scholarship

One scholarship to cover fees and provide a mainteance stipend for an applicant to any taught master's programme.

More information about the The Anne Bohm Scholarship

Christina and Alan MacDonald Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship of approximately £5,000 for those applying for a taught master's programme, in a department to be confirmed, at LSE.

More information about the Christina and Alan MacDonald Graduate Scholarship

Desmond G Wiltshaw Scholarship

One scholarship worth up to £5,000 available. There is a preference for it to be awarded to someone educated in Stoke on Trent.

More information about the Desmond G Wiltshaw Scholarship 

John J Kerr Jnr Scholarship

One scholarship to support a Home UK student on a Master's programme.

More information about The John J Kerr JR Scholarship

Raph Appadoo Scholarship

One scholarship to support a Home UK student on a Master's programme.

More information about  Raph Appadoo Scholarship

Scholarships for EU students

Portugal

CAF Latin America Scholarship

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

Spain

CAF Latin America Scholarship

More information about the CAF Development Bank of Latin America Scholarship

Talentia Fellowship Programme

The Talentia Fellowship Programme is an initiative by the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Enterprise in Andalusia, Spain (at present the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science) which provides postgraduate scholarships to students from Andalusia allowing them to study abroad in selected institutions.

More information about the Talentia Scholarship Programme

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding

The ESRC funds 1+3 and +3 studentships. The 1+3 scheme provides funding for a one-year research training master's linked to a three-year PhD and the +3 scheme provides funding for a three-year PhD.

More information about ESRC studentships and how to apply

Research Council top up awards

Research council awards will normally pay fees up to the level stipulated by the Government. The School charges some fees higher than this level. If you have a studentship from a research council the School will itself make up the difference between the published fee and what the research council will pay.

Programme-related awards

We offer a number of scholarships to postgraduate applicants intending to follow a particular programme/area of study. In most cases, the relevant academic department is responsible for the selection process, but you would need to apply via the Financial Support Office.

See the full list of programme related awards

Student Finance PG Loans & Professional and Career Development Loans

Student Finance PG Loans

Student Finance now provide loans for UK and EU students at Postgraduate Level study.

More information can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgraduate and Career Development Loans
Many UK postgraduates partially finance their studies with a Career Development Loan. 

You need to apply directly to a high street bank. LSE's learning provider number is 2044.

More information about Professional and Career Development Loans