Lancaster Master's Scholarship

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For high-achieving postgraduate taught students eligible for home fee status.

At a glance

Study level Master's-level postgraduate taught students
Fee status Home students (about fee status)
Year of entry 2024
Based on Entry grades
Amount Up to £5,000
How to apply

You will be automatically considered for this funding when you apply

The Lancaster Master's Scholarship varies depending on which of our faculties offers your chosen programme:

Lancaster Master's Scholarship award amounts by faculty
FacultyDegree ClassificationAmount
Arts and Social Sciences 1st £2,000
Health and Medicine 1st £4,000
Management School (excluding MBA programmes) 1st or 2:1 £5,000
Science and Technology 1st £4,000

Not sure which faculty teaches your chosen subject? Find the information you need on the course page in our postgraduate course list.

For MBA students we offer the Management School MBA Scholarship.

Who is eligible?

  • 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.

How to apply

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.

Payment of the scholarship

  • The Lancaster Master's Scholarship will be awarded for the first year of study only, as a tuition fee waiver for full-time students.
  • The total Lancaster Master's Scholarship will be divided into equal amounts and awarded per year of study for part-time students, subject to successful completion of the previous year of study.
  • The Lancaster Master's Scholarship is not available as a cash alternative.

Combining scholarship awards

  • If an applicant is eligible for both, this scholarship can be combined with the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship
  • If successfully awarded a named departmental scholarship, it can be combined with this scholarship.

Lancaster University reserves the right to withdraw this scholarship or bursary if award holders are subsequently found to be ineligible or if the terms and conditions of the scholarship are not adhered to.

Our admissions team can help with questions about scholarships and bursaries as well as other general enquiries about applying to Lancaster University.

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