Financial support and awards

The financial awards below have different eligibility criteria. Please read the award details carefully and ensure you meet the conditions before application. Only prospective or current Lancaster University students are eligible to apply for awards below.

UK undergraduate students who receive Lancaster Scholarships and Bursaries will qualify for the financial award scheme applicable to their year of entry and remain on the same financial package for the duration of their course, providing that they meet the criteria in each year of study. See awards for 2015, 2014 and 2013 entry.

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Alumni Loyalty Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders
Bowland College - Lancashire & Cumbria Studentship
  • Undergraduate
£500
Bowland College - Vacation Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
Usually between £50 and £150
Bowland College - Welfare Grant
  • Undergraduate
Not usually in excess of £100
Bowland College - Willcock Bursary
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £1,000
Care Leavers Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£2,000 per year for each year of study. The bursary will be paid in four equal instalments of £500 at the start of November, January, April and June.
Colleges Award Fund (Strike Fund)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £450
County College Studentship
  • Postgraduate
£1,000 - two awards can be made each year.
County College Travel Award
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
£150
Donald & Margot Watt Bursary Fund (FASS only)
  • Undergraduate
Students should enquire with the faculty
Donald & Margot Watt Bursary Fund (FST)
  • Undergraduate
Award amounts of £500, £1,000, £1,500 or £2,000 depending on financial need.
Duchy of Lancaster Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£1,000 per academic year. Maximum total £3,000. Conditional upon academic progress.
Emergency Loans
Variable according to personal circumstances
FfWG - Foundation Grants for Women Graduates
  • Postgraduate
The grants are not likely to exceed £4,000. All our grants are offered on a needs basis and therefore not all grants will be for £4,000
FfWG - Theodora Bosanquet Bursary for Women Graduates
  • Postgraduate
Variable
Raytheon Cybersecurity Bursary
  • Postgraduate
£3,000
Furness College Loans
  • Undergraduate
Up to £100
Furness Studentship
  • Postgraduate
£500
Furness Vacation Travel Awards
  • Undergraduate
Variable up to £250
Future Finance (Private Student Loans)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Loan entitlement will vary according to your circumstances
Fylde College - Travel Award
  • Undergraduate
A total fund of £1,500 is available
Lancaster Enabling Access Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Between £50 and £500 per academic year.
Lancaster Opportunity and Access Fund (LOAF)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Amounts are variable dependent on assessed financial need with a maximum of £3,500 for undergraduate students. Award amounts are limited for postgraduate students.
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Maximum of £3,000 per annum
Lone Parents Child Care Grant
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
A maximum of £1,000 for any academic year
Lonsdale College Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £300
LUMS - Management Science Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
Tuition Fees and £14,000 for all students. With a possible increased stipend for UK students.
Physics Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£1,000
Pilkington Awards
  • Undergraduate
Three awards of £500 each
Postgraduate Sources
  • Postgraduate
Variable according to source
Professional Career Development Loans
  • Postgraduate
You can borrow anything between £300 and £10,000 to help you fund up to two years of learning, plus (if relevant) up to one year's practical work experience where it forms part of the course.
Raytheon Cybersecurity Bursary
  • Postgraduate
£3,000
Reuben Singh Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
£9,000 towards tuition fees
Robinson Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
£5,000
Sallie Mae Loans
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Variable depending on cost of attendance
SCC Cybersecurity Bursary
  • Postgraduate
£5,000
Social Work Bursary
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Dependent on status
Striding Edge Scholarship
A single award of £500
Student Aid Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Maximum £3,000
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
The value of award varies by sport/activity
The Peel Trust Studentship
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £2,500 and paid in three termly instalments dependent on satisfactory academic progression.
The Robert Carlton Kenyon Charitable Trust Hardship Fund
  • Undergraduate
Up to £3,000 per year
The Southdown Trust Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
Applications can be made by continuing student (Year 2 onwards) and will be awarded for each subsequent year of study. Therefore if an application is made for Year 2 of study students will automatically receive the award in Years 3 and 4 subject to satisfactory academic progress. Students will be made an award of up to £2,000 per year.
Travel to Interview Bursary
  • Undergraduate
Expenses of up to £150 in each academic year.
UK Government Funding (Loans & Grants)
  • Undergraduate
Funding entitlement will vary according to your circumstances
US Federal Loans
Variable depending on individual circumstances
Year Abroad (Government Funding inc Erasmus)
  • Undergraduate
Funding entitlement will vary according to your circumstances
Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
An annual Scholarship providing £2,000 over a period of 12 weeks to one research postgraduate student.
The William Ritchie and Friends Programme Travel Fund
  • Postgraduate
Awards of up to £300