Funding for UK Students

Departmental Funding


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Lancaster Master's Scholarship

At Lancaster, we are delighted to offer scholarships to high-achieving Home students.

The scholarship is awarded as a £4000 tuition fee waiver for Postgraduate Taught programmes, for 2024 entry and will be automatically awarded if students meet the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions outlined below:

  • Applicants to Postgraduate Taught programmes offered by the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Technology and Health and Medicine, must achieve the equivalent of a UK first-class undergraduate degree (1st).
  • Applicants to Postgraduate Taught programmes offered by the Management School must achieve the equivalent of a UK 2.1 undergraduate degree.
  • The Lancaster Master's Scholarship is available for eligible applicants to full-time and part-time Postgraduate Taught degree-level programmes (excluding MBA programmes) offered fully on-campus at Lancaster University for October 2024 entry.
  • Fully funded applicants are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Awardees must be classed as Home fee-paying students for tuition fee purposes, for the duration of their studies.

There is no separate application process for the Lancaster Master’s Scholarship. Eligible students will be identified automatically through their University application. The scholarship is confirmed once Lancaster University is in receipt of your final exam transcript. This scholarship can be combined with a departmental scholarship and/or and Alumni scholarship, where applicable.

Lancaster Master's Scholarship
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Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees for all taught Master's programmes for eligible applicants.

To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must hold an undergraduate or Master’s degree awarded by Lancaster University, achieved at any time, including one delivered through an associated institution. You will be eligible for a 10% fee reduction, automatically deducted from your fees.

Some MRes programmes may be eligible, contact us to check.

Please note that the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship will be based on the most recent programme of study undertaken at Lancaster University.

Who is eligible?

For further details on eligibility, please visit our Alumni Loyalty Scholarship page.

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The Peel Trust Studentship

Peel Trust Studentships are available for the support of prospective or current Lancaster University students. The award is based on academic merit and financial hardship and is up to an individual maximum of £2500.

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Other Funding Sources

Lancaster University also offers a number of other awards based on a variety of factors, from college-specific awards to means-tested access awards. Visit our dedicated funding opportunities page for more information.

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Government Funding

Possible sources of Government Funding include Disabled Student's Allowance, Tax Credits, and (for UK part-time students) Government (state) benefits such as housing benefit, income support and council tax benefit.

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Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government postgraduate loan scheme offers non-means-tested loans for taught and research Master's students, as well as for PhD students.

Full details of the eligibility criteria and information regarding the application process are available on the University's funding page.