Masters Scholarships and Funding

You may be entitled to a number of scholarships and funding opportunities to aid your postgraduate study at Lancaster.

The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year. Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

Department MSc Scholarships

The Department is delighted to offer ten prestigious scholarships, which all applicants of our Taught Masters programmes are eligible for. These include:

  • 15 x £2,000 scholarship for academic excellence
  • 2 x £5,000 scholarships for financial hardship

We will allocate the scholarships on the basis of academic merit and with consideration of the successful applicant’s fee liability. All eligible applicants will be automatically assessed; therefore there is no requirement to apply separately.

If you are successful, we will contact you explaining the details and conditions, using the email address provided on your application form.

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Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees to all Taught Masters programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must either:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University, achieved at any time
  • Hold an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University, achieved at any time, including one delivered through an associated institution
  • Have graduated from one of our partner institutions with a Lancaster University degree (LU Ghana; Sunway University Malaysia)
  • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme

The Scholarship is open to all our Alumni, regardless of their nationality or year of graduation. You do not need to apply for this scholarship - you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the course entry requirements.

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Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government has a postgraduate loan scheme for students undertaking Masters-level courses and will introduce loans for PhD students in 2018.

Non-means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 are available to taught and research Masters students. For PhD-level students, a maximum of £25,000 will be available.

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