In addition to the support available from Student Finance England and your local authority, LSE provides several bursaries and scholarships for which care-experienced students are eligible to apply. These include the following:
• LSE Undergraduate Bursary Scheme: If you apply for a means-tested loan via Student Finance England, they'll share your information with LSE. Bursaries are automatically awarded to any UK undergraduate student with a household income of up to £42,875. Find out more on our LSE Bursaries webpage.
• LSE Scholarships: We offer a range of different scholarships for students from different backgrounds, and we encourage all offer holders to apply. To be considered, you need to complete and submit an Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form by the deadline. You can let our scholarship assessors know about your care experience by ticking the box in Section 1.11. You should then provide further details in Section 9.2, ‘Your Future Plans’, as part of your personal statement.
Uggla Family Scholarship
LSE offers UK LSE Undergraduate Scholarships, for which the Uggla family has specifically encouraged students who are care leavers to apply. The total scholarship for 2023 entry for UK Uggla Family Scholars will be £21,200. Alongside receiving financial support, the Uggla Family Scholarship Programme will provide comprehensive support, coaching and mentoring throughout the duration of your studies. You can find out more by visiting our Uggla Family Scholarship webpage.
Please note that the deadline for the receipt of LSE Undergraduate Scholarship Applications for offer holders with Home fee status is: 1 June 2023.
More information about all of LSE’s undergraduate funding options can be found on the LSE fees and funding webpage.
LSE Students' Union Hardship Fund
In addition to the above, the LSE Students’ Union has a hardship fund which provides students with short-term funding to cover basic living expenses in the event of unexpected circumstances.
University of London and the Unite Foundation Scholarship
For students who are care leavers, care experienced (Scotland), or estranged from their family who met outlined eligibility criteria found on the UoL Scholarships for Intercollegiate Halls webpage, this scholarship provides, free of charge, a catered standard single study bedroom at Nutford House or a catered en-suite room at College Hall, commencing the start of the 2023-2024 academic year, for up to twelve full-time students, registered at included University of London Member Institutions, including LSE. For more information, visit the UoL Scholarships for Intercollegiate Halls webpage.
In addition to the UK Government postgraduate loans, as a care-experienced student, you're also eligible to apply for a number of LSE awards and scholarships.