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Fees and funding

Scholarships, bursaries, loans and tuition fees

Each year, LSE awards generous financial support to its undergraduate students. In addition to LSE's own funds, students may be able to access scholarships and financial support from governments and agencies around the world.

The scholarship has allowed me to feel financially stable, and broaden my horizons both academically and socially; I am able to purchase new books, buy into societies at LSE and go out and meet new people!

 

 

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country. LSE provides generous financial support, in the form of bursaries and scholarships to UK and overseas (including EU) students, whilst Government support is available to UK students.

This page summarises the financial support which is on offer for new undergraduates at LSE starting in September 2022.

Tuition fees

Every undergraduate student is charged a fee each year of their programme.

The tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.

Tuition fees are fixed each Spring for the following academic year only, and are published in the Table of Fees.

All queries regarding your tuition fees and payment of tuition fees are dealt with by the LSE Fees Office.

Fee status classification

On receipt of your UCAS form the School carries out an assessment of your fee status determining the amount you are likely to pay at Registration. This decision is based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education: Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 2007.

Further information on fee status classification

Home fee status students

The LSE tuition fee for new undergraduate students with Home fee status is £9,250 per year. 

Channel Island students

The LSE tuition fee for new undergraduates ordinarily resident in the Channel Islands is £9,250 per year.

Overseas students

The LSE tuition fee for new undergraduates with Overseas fee status (including EU) is £23,330 per year.

Living costs

We estimate that you should allow approximately £1,300 to £1,400 per month for all living expenses, including accommodation, travel, food, laundry, study costs, and other personal expenses. This will vary depending on your lifestyle and requirements, so it's important you do your own research.

Please note that if you will be applying for a visa, you will have to provide evidence of sufficient funds, and these amounts may vary.

More details on living costs and making a budget.

UK Government financial support for UK students


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The UK Government provides UK students with loans to support their undergraduate studies. Find out more about UK Government support.

Overseas students, ie, those from outside the UK are not eligible to apply for UK Government funds.However, there is a range of funding available for overseas students from external agencies, bodies or your home government, details of which are available from your home government or nearest British Council office, or on the UK Council for International Student Affairs website. 

Find out more about loans available from other providers.

LSE financial support - students with Home fee status

The School provides generous financial support, in the form of bursaries and scholarships to all students. As the terms of the UK’s exit agreement from the EU are finalised, LSE will continue to make funding available to all students regardless of fee status.

LSE Bursaries

The LSE Bursary is available for Home fee status LSE students and awarded according to household income. The LSE Discretionary Bursary is awarded based on exceptional financial circumstances. More information about LSE Bursaries.

The LSE Accommodation Bursary is designed to encourage students from lower-income households to apply for accommodation in halls. Available for UK nationals, the value of the award will vary depending on the number of recipients and financial need. 

LSE scholarships

Each year LSE awards a number of scholarships, funded by private or corporate donations. The number, value, eligibility criteria and type of scholarships vary from year to year.

Each year LSE awards a number of scholarships, funded by private or corporate donations. The number, value, eligibility criteria and type of scholarships vary from year to year. More information about LSE financial support for Home students.

The deadline for the receipt of LSE Undergraduate Scholarship Applications for offer holders with Home fee status is: 1 June 2022

LSE financial support - students with Overseas fee status (including EU) 

The School provides generous financial support, in the form of bursaries and scholarships to all students. As the terms of the UK’s exit agreement from the EU are finalised, LSE will continue to make funding available to all students regardless of fee status.

Each year LSE awards a number of scholarships, funded by private or corporate donations. The number, value, eligibility criteria and type of scholarships vary from year to year. More information about LSE financial support for Overseas students.

The deadline for the receipt of LSE Undergraduate Scholarship Applications for offer holders with Overseas fee status is: 2 May 2022 (extended from 28 April 2022) 

LSE Access to Education Scholarships

LSE is offering LSE Access to Education Scholarships made up of support for the tuition fee and living costs for:

  • asylum seekers
  • refugees
  • those with humanitarian protection
  • those resident in the UK and granted Discretionary/Limited Leave to Remain in the UK

LSE The General Course 

LSE's year long study abroad programme allows student from overseas universities to spend a full academic year at LSE. Known as The General Course it offers more than 300 available courses covering the full range of social science subjects.

More information about the fees and the funding available for this one year undergraduate programme can be found here.