The London School of Economics LSE Graduate Support Scheme is now open for applications to the 2016/17 academic session. Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study.
Worth of Award: GSS awards range in value from £5,000 to a maximum of £15,000 and have an average value of £7,000.
This scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time), the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management and the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy.
Applicants to the following double degree programmes are eligible to apply to the Graduate Support Scheme, but a different application procedure is in place.
Applicants to the MA in Global History (Erasmus Mundus) dual degree follow the standard application procedure, as outlined below.
How to Apply
1. Graduate Support Scheme awards are intended to supplement funding already secured or expected, and not to provide a full funding package to applicants.
2. Attempts to secure financial support from other sources (e.g. help from household, non-LSE scholarships, government awards, loans etc) are therefore viewed very favourably.
3. Your chances of securing an award will increase if you provide as much information as possible about your individual financial situation.
4. 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.
6. Because of the large numbers of applicants applying, the means test threshold is set at a particularly low level.
Deadline: You are encouraged to apply as early as possible after you have completed the application for admission because funds are limited. Unfortunately, applications for support will exceed the funds available and we are unable to assist as many candidates as we would wish. You do not need to wait for an offer of admission to be made but you will have to had submitted your application for admission. Your financial information will not be considered as part of your application for a place at the School.