Scholarships & Bursaries

To help with study and living costs, Lancaster University offers postgraduates a range of scholarship, studentships and bursaries.

Postgraduate Scholarships available 

Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees for all taught Master’s 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 master’s programme at Lancaster University)

  • 20% fee reduction for Master’s with Distinction degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for Master’s with Merit degree holders

Note: the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship will be based on the most recent programme of study undertaken at Lancaster University.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must either:

  • Hold an undergraduate or master’s degree from Lancaster University (achieved at any time) or
  • Hold an undergraduate or master’s degree from Lancaster University, achieved at any time, including one delivered through an associated institution, or
  • Have graduated from one of our partner institutions with a Lancaster University degree (LU Ghana, Sunway University Malaysia or LU College – BJTU Weihai China) or 
  • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme
  • Some master’s by research programmes may be eligible, contact us to check

The Scholarship is open to all our Alumni, regardless of their nationality or year of graduation. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the course entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government provides a loan for students undertaking Master’s courses and PhD study.

University Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships awarded directly through our faculties and departments. The majority of these scholarships offer support towards fees, although some may also contribute towards living costs.

Competition for these scholarships is mainly based around academic performance and the number of scholarships and studentships offered varies from year to year. Follow the links below for further information:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Science & Technology

Faculty of Health and Medicine

Management School

Funded PhD Opportunities

Lancaster University is pleased to offer a number of studentships for PhD students. These awards will ensure that outstanding candidates have access to Lancaster's high-quality research training and facilities, and experienced research-active supervisors.

At Lancaster, postgraduate research funding is available across our four faculties. Follow the links below for further information:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Science & Technology

Faculty of Health and Medicine

Management School

We also offer a range of generous studentships through our Doctoral Training Centres.

Lancaster University / Chevening Masters Scholarships for students from China, Ghana and Malaysia for 2018 entry

Lancaster University is delighted to announce that from the academic year 2018/19, we are offering five full scholarships for Masters study in partnership with Chevening. These scholarships are offered to successful candidates applying to Masters programmes that align to Chevening's priority areas within the applicants' home countries.

Lancaster University - GREAT Scholarships for students from China for 2018 entry

Applications now open

This year, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, Lancaster University will be offering 4 scholarships to students from China applying for programmes within the Faculty of Science and Technology and Lancaster University Management School.