LSE Discretionary Bursaries are available to UK undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. They are intended as a top up to the standard LSE Bursary, or can be awarded if a student’s household income falls outside of the sliding scales.
You must have applied for all statutory support available to you from Student Finance to be considered for an LSE Discretionary Bursary. If you are already entitled to the maximum value LSE Bursary of £4000 we are unable to award an LSE Discretionary Bursary.
LSE Discretionary Bursaries are awarded in exceptional circumstances. This might include for example, caring responsibilities, financial need related to disability, etc.
The value of the award may vary according to need but is not expected to exceed a total of £4,000 when combined with the LSE Bursary. The LSE Bursary scales will be used to calculate your entitlement, however you can apply for an LSE Discretionary Bursary if your family’s income does not reflect their ability to support you.
To be considered for an LSE Discretionary Bursary you will need to complete the LSE Undergraduate Scholarship application.
If you would like to be considered for other scholaships as well, you will also need to submit an academic reference with the LSE Undergraduate Scholarship Application.
For more information, please visit our How to apply for undergraduate funding page.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application for a LSE Discretionary Bursary once we have had confirmation of your LSE Bursary entitlement. This is likely to be October once you have registered at LSE.