Scholarships and funding

LUMS Programme scholarships

To help talented students meet the financial costs of undertaking a Masters degree, LUMS commits a substantial sum of money in scholarships to help outstanding applicants who want to study on one of our programmes. Typically we award at least £1m in scholarships each year.

The awards are made by each individual programme, and are allocated on a rolling basis, so it is advisable to make your application as early in the year as possible to maximise your chances of receiving an award.

Who is eligible?

We have scholarships for UK, EU and international students.

To find out more about what each programme is offering, see the scholarships page for the particular programmes you are interested in.

LUMS also has a number of Country-specific Scholarships available for all Masters programmes.

Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

We have launched a new Alumni Scholarship scheme for Lancaster University graduates starting a taught Master’s degree at Lancaster from October 2015. We are offering 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:

  • 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) or
  • Have graduated from one of our partner institutions (LU Ghana; Sunway University Malaysia; Goenka Institution India; or COMSATS Pakistan) or
  • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme

The Scholarship is open to all Lancaster Alumni, regardless of 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.

Lancaster Masters Scholarship

We’re delighted to announce a new scholarship for students starting a taught Masters degree at Lancaster from October 2015.

Lancaster University is offering over 100 scholarships worth £10,000 each as part of a government initiative to offer additional support for students wishing to progress to Masters level study. The scheme is open to UK/EU students who began their studies after 1 September 2012.  

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Lancaster Masters Scholarship Scheme you must meet one of the criteria below. In order to apply, you must have received an offer for one of our taught Masters programmes. Once you have an offer you can apply for a scholarship and we will determine whether you meet the criteria.

  • Have a low family household income
  • Have been entitled to the highest rate Higher Education Maintenance Grant in your final year of undergraduate study
  • Have been eligible for the Disabled Students Allowance
  • Were a Care Leaver
  • Have your family home in a certain postcode range

More information will be made available about this scheme shortly, so please keep checking this webpage for updated information.