Country-based scholarships for master's study (A-C)

Receiving the scholarship has eased my financial difficulties and has given me the opportunity to concentrate on my studies and hobbies

The first section on this page has links to general organisations who provide external funding opportunities for overseas students.

Additional funding opportunities for specific countries are then listed in alphabetical order by country (A-C). This funding is for taught master's study at LSE.

External organisations who offer scholarships to overseas students

The following organisations offer scholarships to support programmes of study at LSE. Please contact them for further information.

Association of Commonwealth Universities

British Chevening Scholarships
LSE contributes 20% to the tuition fee of Chevening Awardees and will support the full tuition fees for those selected for a Chevening Partnership award.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme  Successful bid for 2019, secured five scholarships, application via LSE and CSC)

Commonwealth Scholarships

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
LSE contributes 20% to the tuition fee of Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship holders studying at LSE.  2019/20 applications will open March 7, 2019. 

Africa

The Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarships

More information on The Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

Standard Bank Africa Chairman's Scholarships

More information about Standard Bank Africa Chairman's Scholarships

Algeria

Margaret Bennett Scholarship

More information about the Margaret Bennett Scholarship

Angola

The Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarships

More information on The Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

Canon Collins Trust

The Canon Collins Trust provides scholarships to students from/in the countries of southern Africa who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in the UK. Both partial grants and full scholarships are awarded annually.

More information about the Canon Collins Trust

Standard Bank Africa Chairman's Scholarships

More information about Standard Bank Africa Chairman's Scholarships

Azerbaijan

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Program

Full scholarships for study in the UK.

More information about the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Program

Bangladesh

The Rezaur Rahman Scholarship Fund

One scholarship for any MSc progarmme, more information on the Rezaur Rahman Scholarship Fund

Botswana

The Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarships

More information on The Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

Canon Collins Trust

The Canon Collins Trust provides scholarships to students from/in the countries of southern Africa who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in the UK. Both partial grants and full scholarships are awarded annually.

More information about the Canon Collins Trust

Brazil

Fundação Estudar

Fundação Estudar is a non-profit institution which offers a merit-based scholarship programme for Brazilian students. In addition to scholarships, the Foundation provides career development and networking programmes for its scholars, both during and after their academic experiences. The Foundation is happy to consider applications from Brazilian students intending to study for a taught master's degree at LSE.

More information can be found on the Fundação Estudar website.

Instituto Ling

Instituto Ling is a philanthropic association with the purpose of offering financial support to young Brazilians who demonstrate potential to transform the Brazilian society into a more evolved, just and progressive one. It was founded in 1995 by the Ling family. Its mission is to contribute to Brazil´s social, economic, and cultural development, creating opportunities through investments in education.

Instituto Ling would be very happy to receive applications from prospective taught master's students at LSE. Students must be Brazilian, be able to show financial need and already have an offer of admission to an eligible programme. 

More information can be found on the Instituto Ling website.

 

Burma

Charles Wallace Burma Trust

Supplementary or topping up awards for citizens of Burma following postgraduate or research studies in the UK.

More information about the Charles Wallace Burma Trust

CV Starr Scholarship

More information about the CV Starr Scholarship

Cambodia

CV Starr Scholarship

More information about the CV Starr Scholarship

Canada

Robert C Douglas Scholarship in Economics

The Robert C Douglas Scholarship in Economics is established to support applicants who are a national of and currently domiciled in Canada with an offer of full time admission to the MSc Economics programme.

The first of these scholarships was awarded in 2020 and will be available annually until academic session 2024.

More information about the Robert C Douglas Scholarship in Economics

BUTEX Scholarships for North American and Canadian students

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) offers eight scholarships for undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada.

More information about the Butex Scholarships

London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC) Scholarship Programme

The LGAC awards Scholarships towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London. The LGAC is an association of Canadian former students who lived in the College's residences.

More information about the London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Programme

Loans

LSE is a registered institution for most types of Canadian student loans.Loans for Canadian students

Please note, the Financial Support Office does NOT process student loans.

Chile

ANID (formally CONICYT)

Unfortunately, 2021 Becas Chile calls have been suspended due to the pandemic. It is expected to resume Becas ANID Chile Scholarships for 2022.

LSE has had a long standing agreement to contribute 20 per cent of the total tuition fee liability for scholars who have been approved by funding by ANID (formally CONICYT) under their standard award programme. ANID cover the remaining fee balance. ANID normally expect their awards to be repaid following graduation; however the LSE contribution is not repayable.

For further information, please refer to their website.

China

CV Starr Scholarship

More information about the CV Starr Scholarship

Henry Lester Trust

The Henry Lester Trust Limited, named after Henry Lester who spent most of his life in Shanghai and who died there in 1926, considers applications for a grant of up to £2,500 from those who meet the following conditions:

  1. Citizenship of the People's Republic of China.
  2. Studying at a United Kingdom university or research establishment at postgraduate level or higher.
  3. Studying or researching in the subject areas of architecture (to include civic planning, construction management, etc), medicine, computer development, and mechanical sciences.
  4. Formal written support of the applicant's professor, head of department or similar senior person.
  5. The applicant will return to China.
  6. The knowledge and skill obtained will be for the benefit of the people of China.

There is currently no formal application form. All applications must be made in writing to the address below. Applications must include the formal written support of the applicants' professor or head of department, full details of the course or area of research, a detailed CV, a calculation of the amount sought, and an indication of the intention to return to China in due course.

Mr A C Hamilton
65 Hazlewell Road
London, SW15 6UT
Tel: 020 8788 2039
Fax: 020 8780 2864

Laura Cha (Shi Mei Lun) Scholarship

More information on the Laura Cha Scholarship

Lee Scholarships

More information on the Lee Scholarships

Sino-British Friendship Scholarship Scheme

This scheme is jointly funded by the Sir Y K Pao Foundation and the governments of the People's Republic of China and the UK. Applicants should be resident in China at the time of the application and plan to undertake postgraduate research studies in the UK in the fields of technology, science, medicine, economics or social sciences. Awards last for up to three years and include air fares.

For further information, contact the Cultural Section of the British Embassy in Beijing, or the British Council.

Woo Family Scholarship

More information on the Woo Family Scholarship

Colombia

COLFUTURO

More information on the COLFUTURO Scholarships