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 2022 entry and will be automatically awarded if students meet the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions outlined below:

  • Must have achieved or be expecting a 1st Class Hons degree.
  • Applicants must be in receipt of either a conditional or an unconditional offer for a place at Lancaster University for October 2022 entry, which you have accepted.
  • Fully funded applicants are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Partially funded applicants for less than 50% of their fees, would be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Awardees must be classed as Home fee-paying students for tuition fee purposes, for the duration of their studies.
Lancaster Master's Scholarship
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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. UK applicants may also wish to consider a Professional and Career Development Loan.

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Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees for all taught Masters programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate or postgraduate award achieved.

The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • If you hold an Undergraduate degree from Lancaster University
  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders

If you already hold a Postgraduate degree from Lancaster University

  • For students who intend taking a second taught masters programme at Lancaster University
  • 20% fee reduction for Master's with Distinction degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for Master's with Merit degree holders

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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College Awards

Worth between £500 and £2,000 per annum, this scholarship is available to students from Bowland, County, and Furness colleges.

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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 Masters students, as well as for PhD students.

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