Scholarships & Bursaries: Case Studies

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.

Lancaster 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.

Here are some example case studies of how our scholarships and bursaries will help UK students commencing their studies with us:

Case Study 1: Steve

Steve has a household income of less than £25,000 and achieves A*, A*, A or equivalent qualifications. He receives the following £9,000 in financial support after making Lancaster his firm choice:

Year 1 Financial Support

  • £2,000 Academic Scholarship
  • £1, 000 Access Scholarship
  • £2,000 Bursary

Year 1 Total: £5,000

Year 2 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 2 Total: £2,000

Year 3 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 3 Total: £2,000

Case Study 2: Jenny

Jenny has a household income of less than £25,000 and achieves A*, A, A in her A levels. She receives the following £7,000 in financial support from Lancaster:

Year 1 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £2,000 Bursary

Year 1 Total: £3,000

Year 2 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 2 Total: £2,000

Year 3 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 3 Total: £2,000

Case Study 3: Kate

Kate has a household income of less than £42,600 but more than £25,000 and achieves A*, A*, A in her A levels. She receives the following £8,000 in financial support after making Lancaster her firm choice:

Year 1 Financial Support

  • £2,000 Academic Scholarship
  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 1 Total: £4,000

Year 2 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 2 Total: £2,000

Year 3 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 3 Total: £2,000

Case Study 4: Claire

Claire has a household income of less than £42,000 but more than £25,000 and achieves A*, A, A in her A levels. She receives the following £6,000 in financial support from Lancaster:

Year 1 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 1 Total: £2,000

Year 2 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 2 Total: £2,000

Year 3 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Access Scholarship
  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 3 Total: £2,000

Case Study 5: Chris

Chris has a household income of less than £25,000, applies to Lancaster and gets an offer of a place. He receives the following £4,000 in financial support from Lancaster:

Year 1 Financial Support

  • £2,000 Bursary

Year 1 Total: £2,000

Year 2 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 2 Total: £1,000

Year 3 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 3 Total: £1,000

Case Study 6: Tom

Tom has a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600. He applies to Lancaster and gets an offer of a place. He receives the following £3,000 in financial support from Lancaster:

Year 1 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 1 Total: £1,000

Year 2 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 2 Total: £1,000

Year 3 Financial Support

  • £1,000 Bursary

Year 3 Total: £1,000

Case Study 7: Jo

Jo applies to Lancaster, gets an offer, and places Lancaster as her firm choice. She achieves A*, A*, A in her A levels. Regardless of her household income, she receives the following £2,000 in financial support from Lancaster:

Year 1 Financial Support

  • £2,000 Academic Scholarship

Year 1 Total: £2,000

Year 2 Financial Support

Year 2 Total: £0

Year 3 Financial Support

Year 3 Total: £0

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