This section seeks to find out if there are any other factors which will affect your financial situation, either positively or negatively, whilst you are studying at LSE.
This includes whether there will be other members of your household in higher education and/or studying overseas, whether you expect to receive contributions from anyone outside your household and whether you have any other sources of personal income.
E3: Personal income sources may include the sale of assets, such as property or a car, savings, interest from savings or social security benefits. Figures must be given in number format, in £ sterling.
Two year or part time programmes: we will assume that if you are applying for a two year full or part time programme, you will have the same amount available for each academic year. It may therefore be necessary to halve the figure you enter. For example, if you intend to sell a car for £4,000, you would only enter £2,000 in the table, and we will assume you have a further £2,000 for the second year of your programme.
E4: Many students will supplement their income by undertaking Part time work whilst studying. There are lots of part time jobs available in London. LSE Careers and vacancies can offer advice on finding part time work once you arrive in London.
The School strongly recommends that you work no more than 15 hours per week since it is important that you devote sufficient time to the academic demands of your programme. You will be expected to produce regular course-work and prepare for seminars, as well as study for examinations. An excessive amount of part time work can have a detrimental effect on academic performance.
The Home Office allows anyone studying in the UK on a student visa to work part-time during the term (up to 20 hours a week) and any number of hours during vacation periods. You should check that you have a visa which allows you to work in the UK before applying for any job.
E5: If you have applied, or intend to apply for, other (non LSE) financial support in the form of non-repayable scholarships, grants or bursaries, please provide details. If you have already been successful with an application, please complete the value of your award in the "Amount secured" column. If you are still awaiting the outcome, please use the "Date result expected" column.
If we offer you an award from the Graduate Support Scheme, proof that you have been unsuccessful with your other application(s) may be requested at our discretion. If you are subsequently successful with another non LSE scholarship application, you must inform us and provide copies of notification letters. In "Contact details", you should give a phone number or email or web address of the scholarship awarding body.
It is important that you research the eligibility requirements of any particular scholarship or funding sources which you are hoping to apply for, to ensure that you will definitely be able to apply and have a chance of success (eg you haven't missed the deadline, you meet any nationality or residence requirements, the funding is still being offered), so that you can give a realistic idea of other financial support you can apply for.
Careful personal research is the best way to identify sources of financial support which might be applicable to your particular circumstances, but there are a number of websites which provide a good starting point:
Loans should not be entered in the table in E5 as these are dealt with in E6.
Two year or part time programmes: we will assume that if you are applying for a two year full or part time programme, you will have the same amount available for each academic year. It may therefore be necessary to halve the figure you enter. For example, if you receive a scholarship for £20,000 for the duration of your programme, you would only enter £10,000 in the table, and we will assume you have a further £10,000 for the second year of your programme.
E6: We need to know if you intend to take out a loan to help finance your studies, and the repayment period (Duration (in years) field) for it.
LSE does not offer loans to students. It does not recommend any particular lending institution and nor does it have any preferential agreements. Loans are a private arrangement between you and a lending institution and are subject to the usual credit and eligibility checks.
It is virtually impossible for overseas students to obtain a loan from a British bank or other lending institution. If you are an overseas student, you are far more likely to be able to obtain a loan from your country of permanent residence.
Find out more about funding available from the UK and other overseas governments.
Two year or part time programmes: we will assume that if you are applying for a two year full or part time programme, you will have the same amount available for each academic year. It may therefore be necessary to halve the figure you enter. For example, if you obtain a loan of £8,000 for the duration of your programme, you would only enter £4,000 in the table, and we will assume you have a further £4,000 for the second year of your programme.
E7: You may have some financial obligations which will affect the amount you have available for your programme. This might include medical bills, or the repayment of a previous educational loan. If you do have existing obligations, please give details. If you have taken out a loan for a previous study programme, please do not include this if it is deferrable whilst you are studying/not earning or earning under a minimum level, eg, UK students with their undergraduate Student Loan - you will not be expected to repay any of this whilst you are studying.
This is not an opportunity to tell us about general living cost expenditure, eg, mortgage repayments or rent, childcare costs, utility bills etc. Any obligations listed should be exceptional. If credit card or student loan debts are listed, these must be the minimum annual repayment, not the total amount of the debt. Your obligations figure will be directly factored into our calculation of your funding shortfall. Large obligations figures can actually push the funding shortfall to a minus figure. Please bear in mind that Graduate Support Scheme awards are intended to supplement funding already secured or expected, and not to provide a full funding package to applicants.