LSE Master's Awards

LSE Master’s Awards (LMAs) are part of LSE’s portfolio of funding for taught master’s students. The primary scheme for these 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 scholarships created by donors to LSE 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 these scholarships vary from year to year, a fund is set aside to provide a small number of LMAs for those candidates who are not eligible for the available scholarships, because of their restricted criteria. LMAs are sometimes used to supplement scholarships where the funds are not sufficient to meet the shortfall of the eligible candidate.

Preference is given to those from low and middle income countries, particularly if loans are 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.

To apply for LSE funding for programmes beginning in September 2020, you must:


- Submit your application for the programme (See how to apply for graduate study at LSE) 

- Submit your Graduate Financial Support Application Form via the Graduate application tracker 

- Receive an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional)

by 5pm UK time on 27 April 2020.

Please complete Section G: Personal Statement of the Graduate Financial Support Application Form in order to be considered for any other LSE Scholarships for which you meet the criteria. If you only wish to be considered for the Graduate Support Scheme, you do not need to complete the personal statement.

The outcome to your Graduate Support Scheme application will be displayed on the application tracker after you have received an offer. Successful applicants selected for other LSE Scholarships or awards will be notified by email throughout May, June and July 2020.