Financial support and awards

The financial awards below have different eligibility criteria depending on the year of entry.  Only prospective or current Lancaster University students are eligible for awards below.

Undergraduate, full-time, UK students who receive Lancaster Scholarships and/or Bursaries will qualify for the financial award scheme applicable to their year of entry and 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 appropriate year of entry 2019 2018 201720162015

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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
£500
Bowland College - Vacation Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
Up to £150.
Bowland College - Welfare Grant
  • Undergraduate
Not usually in excess of £100
Branigan Family Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
£1200
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.
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
College Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £500
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 only)
  • Undergraduate
Awards amounts of £500, £1,000, £1,500 or £2,000 depending on assessed financial need.
Donald & Margot Watt Bursary Fund (FST)
  • Undergraduate
Award amounts of £500, £1,000, £1,500 or £2,000 depending on financial need.
Emergency Loans
Variable according to personal circumstances
Estranged Student Bursary
  • Undergraduate
Variable package depending on year of study which includes a £2000 bursary paid in four equal instalments of £500 at the start of November, January, April and June.
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
Fitness Savvy Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
£2,000
Raytheon Cybersecurity Bursary
  • Postgraduate
£3,000
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
Future Finance Scholarship Programme
  • Postgraduate
£20,000
Fylde College - Travel Award
  • Undergraduate
A total fund of £1,500 is available
Fylde College Kruteen Desi 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)
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.
Lancaster University Enterprise Fund
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £500
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Maximum of £3,000 per annum
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
LUMS - Management Science Scholarship
  • Postgraduate
Tuition Fees and £14,000 for all students. With a possible increased stipend for UK students.
Marcus Merriman Travel Grant
  • Undergraduate
Up to £150.
Mature Student Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
£1000
Physics Bursary
  • Undergraduate
£1,000
Pilkington Awards
  • Undergraduate
Three awards of £500 each
Postgraduate PhD Loans (UK Government funding)
  • Postgraduate
A maximum of £25,000
Research Conference Travel Fund
  • Postgraduate
Awards of up to £500
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
SCC Cybersecurity Bursary
  • Postgraduate
£4,000 in the form of a fee reduction (valued in the region of £100 - £4,000)
Social Work Bursary
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Dependent on status
Striding Edge Scholarship
  • Undergraduate
A single award of £500
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
The value of award varies by sport/activity
The Peel Trust Studentship
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Up to £2,500 and paid in three termly instalments dependent on satisfactory academic progression.
Travel2Interview Bursary
  • Undergraduate
Expenses of up to £400 in each academic year.
US Federal Loans
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
Variable depending on individual circumstances