We know that students can have concerns about the cost of studying in London.
We would recommend that you familiarise yourself with our fees and funding pages to find out more about the financial support offered by LSE, government loans and tuition fees.
The number of awards, their value and the eligibility criteria vary from year to year. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need in the first instance. Examples of scholarships on offer include:
- Uggla Family Scholars Programme: 7 scholarships for new UK undergraduate students and 3 scholarships for new overseas undergraduate students, worth over £20,000 per year. Covering partial tuition fee payments and full maintenance costs, awards will be renewed for each subsequent year of study, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
- LSE Stelios Scholarships: Award value of £10,000 per year for students from the UK, Greece and Cyprus on business related degrees.
- Undergraduate Support Scheme: Awards are usually between £6,000 and £15,000, renewable for each year of study for students with fee Overseas status, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
We typically recommend that students budget for £1300 - £1400 a month for living expenses, including accommodation, food, travel and other personal expenses. This amount that you spend will vary depending on your lifestyle, personal preferences and requirements, so it's important you do your own research. There are lots of budgeting tools that can help you plan your budget.
Part-time work may also be an option for some students, and there are often on-campus opportunities available including event stewarding, administration and our Student Ambassador Scheme. Read our student blog posts to find out more about part-time work opportunities.
Our ‘London on a budget’ guide offers information about budgeting and includes tips and advice from LSE students. If you plan carefully, it is possible to live economically whilst making the most of what the city has to offer.