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The Beacon Scholarship at LSE

LSE is pleased to announce one new scholarship for the next three academic sessions in partnership with The Beacon Equity Trust

The Beacon Scholarship provides access to the highest quality education for especially gifted Kenyan children, who in the future will have the confidence and ability to become leaders in their chosen fields in their own country.


This scholarship is for an applicant from Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda. All undergraduate programmes are eligible.

More information on candidate eligibility.

Scholarship amount

This scholarship is jointly funded between LSE and The Beacon Trust, for 2020 the scholarship amount to a total of £20,000 per academic year.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, please apply directly to the Beacon Trust

The application deadline for the Beacon Trust is normally in February, for entry to LSE in the September of that year.

Other LSE scholarships

To be considered for this scholarship and any other LSE scholarships that you fit the criteria for, please make sure you also follow the below process:

Once you've received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional), you can apply for a scholarship. Please complete the Undergraduate Scholarship application form. By completing this form, you will ensure that you receive consideration for this and any other LSE scholarship(s) which you meet the eligibility criteria for.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is: 27 April 2021.

An updated version of the application form you need to complete will be added to this webpage at the end of January 2021, with guidance on how to complete and submit your application for consideration.  Please note that you will also need to submit evidence of your household income and an academic reference. 

All decisions will be sent by the end of July 2021.