Scholarships & Bursaries for 2018 Entry

There are two types of financial support available to students at Lancaster University; Scholarships and Bursaries. Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence and Bursaries are awarded depending on your household income. You may be eligible for either a Scholarship, Bursary or both depending on your circumstances and/or academic qualifications. 

Scholarships recognising academic talent for 2018 entry

As a university nationally and internationally recognised for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, we attract high calibre, academically gifted students.  In recognition of the academic talent of our applicants we will be awarding the following scholarships to UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students who place Lancaster as their firm UCAS choice:

A Level GradesScholarshipExcellence Scholarship
A*A*A £2,000 first year of study
£1,000 each year of study
£3,000 first year of study
£1,000 each year of study
A*AA £1,000 each year of study £1,000 first year of study
£1,000 each year of study
AAA £1,000 each year of study £1,000 first year of study
£1,000 each year of study
AAB   £1,000 first year of study
(where AAB are the published course entry grades)
ABB   £1,000 first year of study
(where ABB are the published course entry grades)
Additional Criteria 5 GCSEs at grade A/7 or higher Eligible for Unconditional Offer Scheme


Our Excellence Scholarship forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full-time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man applicants with outstanding academic profiles. Please note that the Excellence Scholarship is awarded in place of the standard scholarship.

Bursaries for 2018 entry

Our bursary package will help students from the UK whose household incomes are less than £30,000 with fees and living costs.

All students from the UK, with a household income of less than £30,000, will be awarded a Lancaster £1,000 Bursary for each year of their studies.

Students from the UK eligible for the Lancaster bursary may also be eligible for a Lancaster scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

Grants and financial support information from the Government.

UK Student Loans (

Students from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales may find the following webpages helpful:



Northern Ireland:

Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (for example Student Loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these. For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria and for information on support for those joining Lancaster in 2017, please visit our fees and funding page.

How do I apply for Financial Support from Lancaster?

Once you have applied for your financial support from the government and you have received an offer from Lancaster, your application for a scholarship or bursary will proceed automatically; there are no further forms to fill in!

For Scholarships, we will also confirm if you have been successful once we have your final exam results.

For bursaries, so Lancaster will know that you're eligible, just ensure you do not tick the box to opt out of sharing your financial information when you complete your application with Student Finance England; we'll do the rest!

Do I get financial support for each year of my course?

Yes! The Lancaster £1,000 Scholarship is awarded for each year of your course provided your household income remains under the threshold and you make the required academic progress. 

I'm an EU, international student, what financial support can I get?

If you're a student from an EU country other than the UK, studying at an English university, you may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan. In limited circumstances where you satisfy residency conditions, you may get help with living costs. If you are an international student (outside EU) there are a limited number of awards available but competition is usually strong.

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