How to apply for a scholarship

Please find more information below regarding the application process for graduate study financial support.

Application process

Once you submit your application for admission to LSE, you will be given access to the Graduate Applicant Portal. This allows you to track all aspects of your application for admission and will include a link to the Graduate Financial Support Application.

Unless otherwise stated on the relevant scholarship page, all graduate study scholarships  are all applied for through the Graduate Financial Support Application. 

The information you provide through the Graduate Financial Support Application will be used to consider your eligbility for the Graduate Support Scheme.

If you complete the personal statement section of the Graduate Financial Support Application, you will also be considered for any other scholarships you may be eligible for. You do not need to submit a separate application for each scholarship.

Your financial information will not be considered as part of your application for admission to study at LSE.

Please note the deadlines regarding offers of study and submission of the Graduate Financial Support Application in the section 'Deadlines' below.

Before completing your application, please read this guidance on completing the Graduate Financial Support Application. 


The deadline for submission of Graduate Financial Support Application for students commencing study at LSE in the 2024/25 academic year is: 

25 April 2024 (17:00 UK time)

For your application to be considered you must have met both of the following conditions by the deadline: 

- received a conditional or unconditional offer of study at LSE

- sucessfully submitted a Graduate Financial Support Application

It is recommend that your application for admission is submitted well in advance of the April funding deadline. Read the guidance on when to apply for admission.

Notification of decisions

After submitting your Graduate Financial Support application, please allow up to 24 hours to receive a decision on your eligibility for the Graduate Support Scheme.

The decision will be made available on the Graduate Application Portal.  

The information you provide on your Graduate Financial Support Application will also be used to consider you for any other scholarships we have available for which you meet the eligibility criteria. We will only contact successful applicants regarding the outcome of these awards. Successful applicants will be notified throughout May, June and July 2024. Please ensure '' is added to your email account 'safe senders' list to avoid any email notification going to your junk inbox.  

Due to the number of applications received each year, we are not able to provide individual feedback about your application.