Graduate Support Scheme

  • Master
  • £5,000 - £15,000
  • 28 April 2022

LSE makes available £3million annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS) for students applying for diploma and taught master's programmes. The GSS is needs based and provides funding for UK, EU and overseas students.

Eligibility

This scheme is open to all applicants for diploma and taught master's study, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc Finance (Part time), the MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management and the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy. Double degree students are also eligible for the GSS for their time at LSE - please refer to the information in the 'GSS for double degree programmes' section. Points of note • The GSS assesses on financial need, applications are means tested, it is not assessing academic merit. • GSS awards are intended to supplement funding already secured or expected, and do not to provide a full funding package to applicants. • Attempts to secure financial support from other sources (eg help from household, non-LSE scholarships, government awards, loans, etc) are therefore viewed very favourably. • Your chances of securing an award will increase if you provide as much information as possible about your individual financial situation. • Concealing information or being dishonest normally only disadvantages an applicant. This is because we can only assess if we are able to assist an applicant, and the appropriate level of an award, if we have a full picture of an applicant's financial situation. • The GSS is a competitive process, due to the large number of applicants applying, the means test threshold is set at a particularly low level. • Access to the online application will be provided once you have submitted your application for admission.

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Benefits

The value of GSS awards ranges from £5,000 to £15,000, depending on financial need. This scheme is aimed at supplementing applicants who already have some form of funding secured and need a bit more to cover all the costs at LSE. If you have a greater need, and you submit a personal statement with your Graduate Financial Support Application, you will be considered for other LSE scholarships which can offer a higher level of funding.

Application

After you submit your application for admission to LSE, you will be given access to the Graduate Application Tracker online system, called LSE for You. This allows you to track all aspects of your application for admission and will include a link to the LSE Graduate Financial Support online application. The deadline for completing the form for those starting at LSE is the 28 April

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