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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.
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:
Applicants may be awarded both Scholarships meaning those eligible for the £2,000 Scholarship are automatically eligible for the £1,000 Scholarship.
Applicants who are eligible for our Unconditional Offer Scheme and place Lancaster as their firm choice may also be eligible for the Excellence Scholarship.
The £3,000 Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to applicants eligible for the Unconditional Offer Scheme who achieve A*A*A at A level and have at least 5 GCSE’s grade A/7 or above. This is awarded in the first year of study only.
Alternatively, £1,000 will be awarded to applicants eligible for the Unconditional Offer Scheme who achieve the published entry grades for the course that they are offered and admitted to who do not meet the Excellence Scholarship criteria.
Please note the £3,000 Excellence Scholarship is awarded in place of the £2,000 Lancaster Scholarship, meaning applicants are not eligible for both awards.
The following table provides an overview of the Scholarship combinations available to applicants based on A level grades achieved.
All grade conditions must be met or exceeded, we do not consider tariff point equivalencies as part of our consideration. Equivalent qualifications to A level and GCSE will be considered, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice on eligibility criteria.
Applicants who have deferred their place from entering in October 2018 to October 2019 are eligible for a different scholarship package based on the year of application, for details on the awards available please visit our 2018 funding page.
Please see University Award Regulations to view the regulations which apply to all full-time undergraduate students who meet the relevant award criteria. The regulations are updated during the summer of each academic year.
Lancaster University Management School offers some scholarships for international undergraduate students.
Our bursary package will help students from the UK whose household incomes are less than £30,000.
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.
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There is no application process, these awards are automatically processed.
Eligibility for the Lancaster Scholarship or Excellence Scholarship is based on grades.
Eligibility for a Bursary is based on the income details provided to Student Finance or SAAS when making your application for a tuition fee and/or maintenance loan. The assessed household income details are then confirmed to us automatically providing permission has been given for the income details to be shared with Lancaster which is part of the application process.
Scholarships will be confirmed once Lancaster receives your final exam results. The Admissions Team will contact you after A level results day with confirmation of the award.
Bursaries are confirmed within 2 weeks of arriving and registering at Lancaster University. An email will be sent to your Lancaster email address from firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards are paid directly into a bank account which you nominate via an on-line process. Details of how to do this will be sent via email. Payment is made in February of each year.
You can receive a Lancaster Bursary for each year of study providing that the assessed household income remains under the threshold of £30,000. If you withdraw and re-start or repeat a year of study and have received an award, you will not be able to receive the award again on your return. Only one award is payable for each year of study.
You can also receive the £1,000 Lancaster Scholarship for each year of academic study providing you are making satisfactory academic process. If you withdraw and re-start or repeat a year of study and have received an award, you will not be able to receive the award again on your return. Only one award is payable for each year of study. The £2,000 Lancaster Scholarship and the Excellence Scholarship are available for the first year of study only.
Examples of award entitlement can be found on our award entitlement page for 2018 entry.
For further information please email email@example.com or telephone the Student Funding Helpline on 01524 594848.
Here are some example case studies of how our scholarships and bursaries will help UK students commencing their studies with us:
Steve has a household income of less than £30,000. He achieves A*, A*, A or equivalent qualifications and has been included in the Lancaster University Unconditional Offer Scheme. He receives the following £9,000 in financial support:
Year 1 Total: £5,000
Year 2 Total: £2,000
Year 3 Total: £2,000
Jenny has a household income of less than £30,000. She achieves A*, A, A in her A levels and does not hold an unconditional offer. She receives the following £6,000 in financial support from Lancaster:
Year 1 Total: £2,000
Kate has a household income of less than £30,000. She achieves A, A, B in her A levels and has been included in the Lancaster University Unconditional Offer Scheme. She receives the following £4,000 in financial support:
Year 2 Total: £1,000
Year 3 Total: £1,000
Claire has a household income of £50,000 and achieves A, A, A in her A levels. She receives the following £3,000 in financial support from Lancaster:
Year 1 Total: £1,000
Chris has a household income of less than £30,000, applies to Lancaster and gets an offer of a place. He receives the following £3,000 in financial support from Lancaster:
There are different financial support packages depending on where you are from. The information provided on the following websites provides information on student funding and what you are entitled to in the form of loans and grants for tuition fees and living costs.
England: www.gov.uk/student-financeScotland: www.saas.gov.ukWales: www.studentfinancewales.co.ukNorthern Ireland: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk
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 2018, please visit our fees and funding page.