Coronavirus - Financial Assistance


The Financial Support Office can assist students with financial difficulties due to coronavirus.

If you are facing financial difficulties as a result of coronavirus, LSE has the following funds available to help both undergraduate and graduate students who are unable to cover their costs from previous secured sources. This includes students who face financial difficulties as a result of paying for the quarantine package, for students from red-listed countries, on arrival in the UK. 

Digital Support Fund - this 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.

Student Support Fund - this fund is to support students who have registered with sufficient funding to cover your total programme costs (tuition fees and living costs), and where something unexpected has subsequently occurred to disrupt these arrangements or to cause additional expenditure.

Quarantine support for students arriving from red list countries - funding of up to £700 is available for students from red-listed countries who face financial difficulties, as a result of paying for the hotel quarantine arrangements. You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funding to cover your total programme costs (tuition fees and living costs). It is not possible to apply for funding prior to campus-enrolling at the School. Application is via the same route as the Student Support Fund

Any awards made can be used to contribute towards either tuition fees and/or living costs and this will depend on your circumstances.

If you have queries about these funds, please email financial-support@lse.ac.uk