Scholarships & Bursaries

Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us. 

Students outside Great HallLancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students we will have the following financial support available:

  • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*,A*,A or equivalent academic qualifications
  • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*A,A or the equivalent academic qualifications.
  • A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600.
  • As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a £2,000 Bursary in the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years. 

 

Scholarships recognising academic talent

As a university nationally and internationally recognised for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, we attract high calibre, academically gifted students.

Our Academic Scholarship 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: A*, A* & A in their A-level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications), and who place Lancaster as their firm choice, will be awarded a £2,000 Lancaster Scholarship during their first year of undergraduate studies.

Our Access Scholarship is to support students with household incomes of less than £42,600, who achieve excellent A level grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications. They will be awarded a £1,000 Access Scholarship for each year of their studies. In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A, (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.

Bursaries for life, living and learning

Our bursary packages will help students from England whose household incomes are less than £42,600 with fees and living costs.

All students from England, with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600, will be awarded a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 for each year of their studies.

In addition, as part of the National Scholarship Programme, students from England with a household income of less than £25,000 will receive a £2,000 Bursary in the first year of study, plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years. The NSP is currently subject to approval from the Office for Fair Access.

 

Students from England eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

Example Case Studies of how these scholarships and bursaries apply to incoming students.

Grants and financial support information from the Government.

All of these awards are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for Financial Support from Lancaster?

Once you have applied for your financial support from the government and you have received an offer from Lancaster, your application for a scholarship or bursary will proceed automatically; there are no further forms to fill in! Any further information regarding our bursaries and scholarships will be detailed in your offer letter from our Admissions Office. For Academic and Access Scholarships, once we have your final exam results we will also confirm if you have been successful via letter from our Admissions Office. All correspondence relating to our financial support will be sent to your permanent home address. For bursaries so Lancaster will know that you're eligible just ensure you do not tick the box to opt out of sharing your financial information when you complete your application with Student Finance England; we'll do the rest!

Do I get financial support for each year of my course?

Yes! If you are eligible for either or both our £1,000 Access Scholarship and £1,000 Lancaster Bursary, these are awarded each year of your studies, even for four year courses. The Access Scholarship will be subject to satisfactory academic progression and the Lancaster Bursary will be subject to an annual assmement of household income which must be under the relevant threshold. 

I'm an EU, international student, what financial support can I get?

If you're a student from an EU country other than the UK, studying at an English university, you may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan. In limited circumstances where you satisfy residency conditions you may get help with living costs. If you are an international student (outside EU) there are a limited number of awards available but competition is usually strong.

For more information please visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/funding

I need more help and information?

Contact our Student Funding Team:

Funding Helpline +44 (0)1524 594848
Funding Mailbox: studentfunding@lancaster.ac.uk.