Funding for International Students

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Lancaster University Global Scholarship (Africa): Arts and Social Sciences

Level of Study: Masters Degree

Eligibility: Students domiciled in Africa at the time of application, applying for a Masters-level taught programme with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and on track for (or have already achieved) the equivalent of a UK 1st Class undergraduate degree. See full criteria below.

Deadline: Automatic consideration at the point of application

Details of the Award: This new scholarship of £3,000 will be offered to high achieving African students

Lancaster University is delighted to announce this new scholarship for African students. We seek to attract the most talented students from around the world. To enrich our diverse community further, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offering a new scholarship for high-achieving students from African countries.

The number of scholarships available is limited and scholarships will be offered on a first come first served basis to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. We will automatically consider you for a scholarship as part of our standard Master’s application process. If you are awarded a scholarship we will let you know.

More information about the Lancaster University Global Scholarship (Africa) - please read the further information document to see if you are eligible for this scholarship.

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The Peel Trust Studentship

Level of Study: All

Eligibility: EU (Non-UK), International (Non-EU), UK

Deadline: To be confirmed

Details of Award: Award up to an individual maximum of £2,500 reserved for applicants aged 21 or over on the first day of the first term for which they are seeking assistance.

The Peel Trust Studentship (worth up to £2,500) is unique to Lancaster, and is reserved for applicants aged 21 or over on the first day of the first term for which they are seeking assistance. Both UK and international students may apply, with applications assessed on the basis of academic merit and financial need. 

The Peel Trust Studentship
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British Council

A number of funding opportunities are available for international students through the British Council.

British Council
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

A number of funding opportunities are available for international students through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships 2021

A number of Faculty Doctoral Scholarships are available in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Level of Study: PhD degree

Eligibility: UK students and international students (including EU and EEA)

Applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study a postgraduate doctoral programme in any department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences before applying for a scholarship, and be due to commence their studies during the 2021-22 academic year.

Two of the scholarships are reserved for UK applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. 

Details of Award: Cost of tuition fee plus a maintenance award of £15,000

Deadline for Scholarship applications: Monday 22nd March 2021, 17:00 GMT

Applications for a scholarship are welcomed in the following disciplines of postgraduate study:

Architecture | Art | Creative Writing | Criminology | Design | Educational Research | English Language | English Literature | Environment, Culture & Society | Languages & Cultures | Film | Gender & Women’s Studies | History | Law | Linguistics | Media & Cultural Studies | Philosophy | Politics | Religious Studies | Social Anthropology | Social Work | Sociology | Theatre Studies

The shortlisting of awards is administered by individual departments. Please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact if you would like details of the shortlisting process:

Educational Research: Dr. Jan McArthur - 

English Literature and Creative Writing: Dr. Lindsay Moore -

History: Dr. Mark Hurst -

Languages and Cultures: Prof. Alyson Fiddler -

Law: Prof. Sigrun Skogly -

Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts: Dr. Jen Southern -

Linguistics and English Language: Dr. Sebastian Muth -

Politics Philosophy and Religion: Dr. Hiroko Kawanami - 

Sociology: Prof. Anne Cronin -