Financial support and awards

The financial awards below have different eligibility criteria depending on the year of entry.  Only prospective or current Lancaster University students are eligible for awards below.

Undergraduate, full-time, UK students who receive Lancaster Scholarships and/or 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 award entitlement for appropriate year of entry 2018 201720162015

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Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
An annual Scholarship providing £2,000 over a period of 12 weeks to one research postgraduate student.
Alumni Loyalty Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders
Bowland College - Willcock Bursary
  • Undergraduate
Maximum of £1,000
Bowland College - Lancashire & Cumbria Studentship
  • Undergraduate
£500
Bowland College - Vacation Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
Up to £150.
Bowland College - Welfare Grant
  • Undergraduate
Not usually in excess of £100
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.
Careers Summer Works Experience Bursary
  • Undergraduate
International and EU undergraduate students can apply for up £300 UK undergraduate students not in receipt of a means tested Lancaster bursary can apply for up to £300 UK undergraduate students in receipt of a Lancaster means tested bursary can apply for up to £1000
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Grants are typically up to, but not exceeding £1,000
College Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £500
County College Steve Dempster Personal Development Fund
  • Undergraduate
£100
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
Awards amounts of £500, £1,000, £1,500 or £2,000 depending on assessed financial need.
Donald & Margot Watt Bursary Fund (FST)
  • Undergraduate
Award amounts of £500, £1,000, £1,500 or £2,000 depending on financial need.
Emergency Loans
Variable according to personal circumstances
External Sources of Funding
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Variable according to source
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
Fitness Savvy Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
£2,000
Raytheon Cybersecurity Bursary
  • Postgraduate
£3,000
Furness College Loans
  • Undergraduate
Up to £100
Furness Studentship
  • Postgraduate
£250
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
Grizedale College - Travel award
  • Undergraduate
Up to £150 (depending on the number of applications received as there is a limit to the total funding available)
Lancaster Enabling Access Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Between £50 and £500 per academic year.
Lancaster Opportunity and Access Fund (LOAF) (for UK, EU & International)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Amounts are variable dependent on assessed financial need for undergraduate students. Award amounts are limited for postgraduate students.
Lancaster University Enterprise Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £500
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Maximum of £3,000 per annum
Loans and Grants (UK Government Funding)
  • Undergraduate
Funding entitlement will vary according to your circumstances
Lone Parents Child Care Grant
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
A maximum of £1,000 for any academic year
Lonsdale College Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £250
LUMS - Management Science Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
Tuition Fees and £14,000 for all students. With a possible increased stipend for UK students.
Marcus Merriman Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
Up to £150.
Physics Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£1,000
Pilkington Awards
  • Undergraduate
Three awards of £500 each
Postgraduate Masters Loans
  • Postgraduate
Variable depending on residence
Postgraduate PhD Loans (UK Government funding)
  • Postgraduate
A maximum of £25,000
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.
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
£4,000 in the form of a fee reduction (valued in the region of £100 - £4,000)
Social Work Bursary
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Dependent on status
Striding Edge Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
A single award of £500
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.
Travel2Interview Bursary
  • Undergraduate
Expenses of up to £400 in each academic year.
US Federal Loans
Variable depending on individual circumstances