6 January 2015 11:11

Over 200 overseas students were awarded scholarships for postgraduate study at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) this year.

The 266 scholars were recognised for their success at a special event with the Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Susie Charles.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and potential, with the aim to help students meet the financial costs of completing a Masters degree.

The scholarships were offered across 23 postgraduate programmes, and they were filled by students from over 40 different countries, including Azerbaijan, Mauritius and Venezuela.

LUMS has recently launched a new country-specific scholarship initiative, which supports students from Greece, Poland, Indonesia and Mexico.

LUMS Dean, Professor Sue Cox, said: “I’m delighted to welcome our new scholars to our community. They will contribute to our School’s global vision which makes it such an inspirational place to study and work.”

LUMS is ranked in the UK’s top 10 and is the only UK business school to be so highly ranked across all major activities (MBA and Masters, Undergraduate, PhD, Research and Executive Education).