Financial support and awards

The financial awards listed below have different eligibility criteria and are available for current or prospective Lancaster University students only.

For information and eligibility criteria on Lancaster University's Bursaries and Scholarships please see Bursaries and Scholarships FAQs. Students who qualify for bursaries and scholarships remain on the same financial package for the duration of their course, providing that they meet the criteria in each year of study. See award entitlement for further details appropriate to your year of entry.

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Alumni Loyalty Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders
Bowland College - Lancashire & Cumbria Studentship
  • Undergraduate
Up to £500
Bowland College - Vacation Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
Up to £150.
Bowland College - William Mercer Student Experience Grant
  • Undergraduate
Up to £75
Bowland College Award for Community Engagement
  • Undergraduate
£250 maximum (2 awards)
Bowland College Career Acceleration Award
  • Undergraduate
£100 maximum (10 awards)
Care Leavers Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£2,000 per year for each year of study. The bursary will be paid in four equal instalments of £500 at the start of November, January, April and June. (not paid for repeat years of study). In your final year of study a £500 Graduation bursary will be paid towards the end of June.
Carers Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£450 paid in 3 equal termly instalments.
Cartmel College Postgraduate Studentship
  • Postgraduate
£1000 - two awards can be made each year.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Grants are typically up to, but not exceeding £1,000
County College 1000 - Engagement and Opportunities Fund
  • Undergraduate
up to £50
County College Steve Dempster Personal Development Fund
  • Undergraduate
£100
County College Studentship
  • Postgraduate
£1,000 - two awards can be made each year.
County College Travel Award
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
£150
Donald & Margot Watt Bursary Fund (FASS and FST only)
  • Undergraduate
£1,000 or £2,000 depending on assessed financial need.
Emergency Loans
Variable according to personal circumstances
Estranged Student Bursary
  • Undergraduate
A £2000 bursary paid in four equal instalments of £500 at the start of November, January, April and June. In your final year of study a £500 Graduation Bursary will be paid.
External Sources of Funding
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Variable according to source
FfWG - Foundation Grants for Women Graduates
  • Postgraduate
The grants are not likely to exceed £4,000. All our grants are offered on a needs basis and therefore not all grants will be for £4,000
FfWG - Theodora Bosanquet Bursary for Women Graduates
  • Postgraduate
Variable
FINS Student Loans
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to 25.000 EUR
Furness College Loans
  • Undergraduate
Up to £100
Furness Studentship
  • Postgraduate
£250
Furness Vacation Travel Awards
  • Undergraduate
A total of eight awards to the value of £250
Future Finance (Private Student Loans)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Loan entitlement will vary according to your circumstances
Fylde College - Travel Award
  • Undergraduate
A total fund of £1,500 is available
Fylde College Kruteen Desai Memorial Fund
  • Undergraduate
Up to £100
Grizedale College - CAT Interview Bursary
  • Undergraduate
Up to £50 (depending on the number of applications received, as there is a limit to the total funding available)
Grizedale College - Travel award
  • Undergraduate
Up to £150 (depending on the number of applications received as there is a limit to the total funding available)
Grow Your future Careers Bursary
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Variable - dependent on household income
GROW Your Future Careers Bursary
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Variable depending on household income via Student Finance. For further details please see Careers Financial Support website below.
Hellawell Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£1,200
IT Support Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
A maximum award of £500
JMWM Hussain Foundation Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
£1000 per student
Lancaster Enabling Access Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Between £50 and £500 per academic year.
Lancaster Opportunity and Access Fund (LOAF) (for UK, EU & International)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Amounts are variable dependent on assessed financial need for undergraduate students. Award amounts are limited for postgraduate students.
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Maximum of £3,000 p.a for Undergraduate Maximum of £5,000 p.a. for Postgraduate
Loans and Grants (UK Government Funding)
  • Undergraduate
Funding entitlement will vary according to your circumstances
Lone Parents Child Care Grant
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
A maximum of £1,000 for any academic year
Lonsdale College Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
Up to £250
Marcus Merriman Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
Up to £150.
Mature Student Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
£1000
Cartmel College Postgraduate Studentship
  • Postgraduate
£1000 - two awards can be made each year.
Peel Trust Studentship
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £4,000 and paid in three termly instalments dependent on termly satisfactory academic progression.
Physics Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£1,000
Pilkington Awards
  • Undergraduate
Three awards of £500 each
Reuben Singh Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
£9,000 towards tuition fees
Robinson Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
£5,000
Sallie Mae Student Loans
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Variable depending on cost of attendance
Sampson Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£1200
Snowdon Masters Scholarships
  • Postgraduate
Up to £30.000
Social Work Bursary
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Dependent on status
Striding Edge Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
A single award of £500
US Federal Loans
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Variable depending on individual circumstances