LSE Digital Support Fund

Financial support towards the costs of online learning and assessments

LSE’s Digital Support Fund is a fund administered by the Financial Support Office to help students facing financial need with the associated costs of online learning and study.

LSE is committed to ensuring that none of our students are disadvantaged in accessing their online teaching, learning and assessment during this academic year. 

This Digital Support Fund is available to help students facing financial need with the associated costs of online learning and study. You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funding to cover the standard programme costs (tuition fees and living costs), and do not have funds available to cover costs related to needing to study at home if the campus is closed

Awards of up to £500 per student are available to contribute towards buying a laptop and or other technical equipment (such as a mouse, keyboard, extra monitor, router, dongle etc.) or for paying broadband bills. The funding is available for undergraduate, taught graduate and research students.  

Students will be asked to complete the In Course Financial Support application outlining the support they need, including evidence of their financial need and submit the form to the Financial Support Office along with the relevant supporting documentation.  

Please note that by submitting an In-course Financial Support application form, the Financial Support Office can also consider you for any other funding that you may be eligible for at the same time.  

How to apply

This funding is assessed using the In-Course Financial Support form. Guidance on how to complete the form is included in the PDF.

Please complete the form electronically and submit it by email to along with your supporting documentation. 

Awards are made throughout the academic session; there is no fixed deadline to apply.

Once you have submitted the completed application form with any relevant supporting documentation you should expect to receive a decision within ten working days.