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Awards for asylum seekers

For 2015 entry, LSE is offering two awards made up of a partial fee waiver and financial support for

  •  Asylum-seekers holding an offer of a place on an LSE undergraduate programme; and
  •  Offer-holders who have been granted limited leave as the result of an asylum application.

Who is eligible?

Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are seeking asylum in the UK and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at LSE will be eligible. You must also, by virtue of your immigration status, be unable to access the Tuition Fee Loan or Maintenance Loan from Student Finance England. In order to qualify, you must be able to prove your status under one of the above categories.

How much?

This partial fee waiver allows the student to pay the LSE ‘Home UK’ fee (£9,000 per year in 2015) rather than the LSE Overseas fee.

The fee and maintenance award is worth up to £20,000 per year, depending on financial need. This is made up of £9,000 to cover the payment of the tuition fee and up to £11,000 for maintenance.

The LSE awards are means-tested.

How to apply

Once you are holding an offer for LSE you should complete the Undergraduate Support Scheme (USS) application form for financial support.

The deadline for applications for this award is 26 April 2015.

Further details

More details about eligibility, the application procedure, progression and change of circumstances can be found in the policy document here|.