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Tuition fees and fee status

Your tuition fees, and any scholarship or discount received from LSE, will be detailed on your offer letter (should your application be successful). Tuition fees vary by programme, and cover your registration, teaching, first entry to examination, use of the Library and membership of the Student’s Union.

Please see the Table of fees| or individual programme entries| for the most up to date information regarding fee levels for each programme.

Fee reductions, rewards and support

Graduate Support Scheme (GSS) & LSE Awards

GSS is LSE’s major financial support scheme for study at taught master’s level. The scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes.  Support ranges in value, and you can find out further details, including how to apply, by visiting the information page|.

LSE also offers a number of other awards| for taught master’s students, and if you have applied for the GSS scheme, you will automatically be considered for these.

Scholarships for students from the UK

For 2015 entry, LSE will be offering 120 scholarships for taught master's students from the UK to help with fees and living costs. The awards will vary in value, based on financial need. The minimum award will be £5,000 and the maximum £25,000.

Priority will be given to UK students applying for their first master's programme and to recent graduates who were eligible for a maintenance grant during their undergraduate studies.

Please note that LSE graduates are also eligible for a 10 per cent discount on their master's tuition fee.

More information can be found on the Financial Support Office web pages|.

MRes/MPhil/PhD programmes

MRes/MPhil/PhD applicants are automatically considered for LSE Studentships; there is no separate application process. 

We are also pleased to announce that the Leverhulme Trust| has awarded LSE with 15 doctoral scholarships, five per year for the next three years, worth £1 million, for students to undertake interdisciplinary research on "the challenge of escalating inequalities".

Further information about these scholarships can be found on the Financial Support Office| website.

Early Payment Reward

A reward for any early tuition fee payment is credited to your LSE sQuid Card|. You can then spend the reward in the many LSE catering areas and bars on campus. Please check the information on the Fees Office| website for further information, including cut-off dates.

Fee status

 If your application is successful, your fee status will be detailed on your offer of admission. If you feel that your fee status has been incorrectly assessed, please follow our guidance on Fee Status Classification|.

Alumnus discount

A ten percent fee reduction is awarded to any LSE undergraduate student, who is starting taught postgraduate study at the School. Please find further details on this discount and eligibility on the Fees Office website.