Funding

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses.

Scholarships recognising academic talent

The Lancaster Scholarship package is designed to reward the hard work and natural ability of full-time UK students applying to study with us regardless of their household income. Students achieving the following grades: A*, A & A in their A-level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) who place Lancaster as their firm choice will receive a £1,000 per year Lancaster Scholarship during their undergraduate studies.

Bursaries for life, living and learning

Our combined £5,000 bursary package will help students from England whose household incomes are less than £25,000 per year with fees and living costs.

The package of support consists of:

a) The National Scholarship Programme

  • £1,000 cash bursary in the 1st year of study
  • £1,000 on-campus accommodation discount in the 1st year of study
  • £1,000 tuition fee waiver in the 1st year of study (E.U. students are also eligible for this element of the NSP)

b) A Lancaster Bursary

  • £1,000 cash bursary in the 2nd year of study
  • £1,000 cash bursary in the 3rd year of study
  • £1,000 cash bursary in the 4th year of study (if applicable)

Students from England eligible for our £5,000 bursary package above will also be awarded a £3,000 Lancaster Scholarship if they achieve A*, A, A in their A-level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) and place Lancaster as their firm choice. This totals £8,000 of support for students during their studies.

For more information see the central university pages

Donald & Margo Watt Undergraduate Bursary Fund

The FASS Donald & Margo Watt Bursary Fund is a fund left by Donald Watt who was a mature Religious Studies student at Lancaster University in the late 1980s and his widow Margo. The emphasis of the fund is on providing financial benefit to students at Lancaster experiencing hardship.

For current undergraduates, there are two types of awards:

Scholarships awarded to an undergraduate student in any year of study. The bursary will initially be for £1,000 per annum. The student must be: registered for one of the qualifying degrees; must be making good academic progress and be in good standing. Particular financial hardship must be demonstrated that goes beyond the typical stresses and strains of being an undergraduate. 

Hardship fund; there will be a hardship fund of £2,000 per year. Payments to be made on an ad hoc basis. Applicants must be registered for one of the qualifying degrees, must be in good academic standing and able to demonstrate acute financial hardship. A maximum of £500 per award.

Hardship fund application form.