LSE’s Financial Support Office provides a range of financial support to students, pre-enrolment and during their time at LSE. The Financial Support Office host regular drop-in sessions that are a great starting point to find out more about what financial support is available to you and how you can apply for it.
Below are some examples of the types of funding that might be particularly relevant, if you have a caring responsibility:
- LSE Bursaries guarantee non-repayable financial support to UK undergraduate students with a household income below a certain threshold. Currently, new and returning undergraduate students from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with a household residual income of less than £42,611 are eligible to receive the LSE Bursary. The bursary amounts range between £500 and £4000.
- LSE’s Discretionary Bursaries can provide additional support to undergraduate students facing exceptional financial needs, including caring responsibilities. The value of the award may vary according to need, but is not expected to exceed a total of £4,000 combined with the LSE Bursary.
- LSE’s In-Course Financial Support provides further financial support to registered students. This funding includes the LSE access fund, which is available to UK undergraduate students (and in particular student parents, who require assistance with general living costs); and the Student Support Fund, which supports students on all levels of study facing unforeseen financial hardship.