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Awards for asylum seekers

For 2016 entry, LSE is offering two awards made up of support for the tuition fee and living costs 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?

The minimum level of support will cover the difference between the UK tuition fee of £9,000 and the Overseas fee charged under current Fee rules (equivalent to a partial fee waiver).  This minimum amount is not means-tested.

The maximum award is worth up to £20,000 per year, in addition to the above, depending on financial need. This is made up of £9,000 to cover the payment of the remaining 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 27 April 2016.

Further details

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