Grant making bodies A-Z


Africa Educational Trust

The Africa Education Trust provides small grants for students of African descent studying in the UK.

More information about the Africa Educational Trust

Airey Neave Trust - Refugee Support

The Trust gives grants to those with refugee status or exceptional leave to remain in the United Kingdom and a letter from the Home Office to prove it. Exclusions: asylum seekers, refugees with asylum status in countries other than Britain, Overseas students in the UK on a student visa, British citizens or refugees now holding British citizenship.

Further information about the Airey Neave Trust

Alfred Foster Charitable Settlement Barclays Bank Trust

Awards of between £250-£1,000 are available for employees or former employees of Barclays Bank, or their dependants, who, without assistance from the fund, might have difficulty in completing their education. It is the trustees general policy to only donate money to people in Higher Education, and preference is given to employees and former employees of Barclays Bank plc.


Barclays Bank Trust Co Ltd
Estates and Trusts
Osborne Court
Gadbrook Park

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation

Established in 1980, this Foundation was set up for the advancement of science and education in Great Britain and the Arab states, for needy young people and adults studying subjects of relevance to the Arab states, and for any other charitable purposes for the benefit of the community.

The Foundation runs a Student Grant Programme offering partial funding grants that are intended for postgraduate students whose own available funds fall short of their total requirements and who need additional contributions to cover the balance of their fees, living expenses and related study costs.

More information about the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation.

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany Foundation Scholarship

Since its formation in Germany in 1983, the Foundation has been providing scholarships to German students eager to pursue their studies in the UK. The BCCG Foundation seeks to promote cultural relations between the two countries. Successful students receive a one-off scholarship award together with a free flight ticket.

More information about the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany Foundation Scholarship (click on Foundation in the left hand menu).

Fund for Women Graduates (FfWG)

These awards are available for female students of any nationality in their final year of formal study towards a PhD degree.

Further information about the FfWG

British Institute of Persian Studies

Awards, research grants and travel bursaries are available to assist scholars wishing to pursue research in all fields of Persian/Iranian studies.

Further information available on the British Institute of Persian Studies web pages.

Canon Collins Trust

Canon Collins Trust provides scholarships for Southern African students for postgraduate study in the UK and Southern Africa.  The scholarships are for outstanding individuals who can demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to bringing about positive change. 

Please be aware that Canon Collins Trust is not currently offering scholarships for study at LSE.

More information is available from the Canon Collins Trust website.

Churches Commission for International Students (CCIS) Hardship Fund

The CCIS hardship fund was sent up in 1990 to assist international students, irrespective of their race, sex or religion, who are already in Britain or Ireland and who face unexpected financial problems during the final stages of their degree course. Awards are normally made to those who can clearly show that a small grant will enable them to complete their course, normally those who are within six months of finishing.

More information about the CCIS Hardship Fund

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund is open to applications from all Canadian graduate students studying for full time, multi-year graduate programmes in the UK.

Awards range from £1,000 to £5,000.

Further information and application forms may be obtained at our website

Egyptian Community Association in the UK

Promotes and furthers education of Egyptians resident in or visiting the UK through one-off or recurrent grants.

Contact information for the Egyptian Community Association in the UK

Foreign Students - UK University Scholarships

Further information on a variety of scholarships for overseas students who wish to study in the UK

Gilchrist Educational Trust

The Gilchrist Educational Trust offers a number of different grants, including hardship funds and grants for fieldwork.

More information about the Gilchrist Educational Trust

Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund

Grants for individual Sudanese students studying on a postgraduate course in the UK, who intend to return to Sudan at the end of their studies.

Further information about the Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund

Great Britain - China Educational Trust (GBCET)

This trust makes awards to British and Chinese students, studying at PhD level. Awards of up to £5,000 are available. Only students who have completed the first year of their PhD programme are eligible to apply.

More information is available from the Great Britain China Centre.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

This scheme aims to attract top international students to pursure PhD studies in Hong Kong's world-class research institutions. More than 230 fellowships will be awarded for PhD studies.

Please visit the Scheme's website at 

International Federation of University Women

The International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of fellowships and grants to women graduates for advanced research, study and training.

More information about International Federation of University Women Grants

Lady Marks Charitable Trust 

This charitable trust assists students and early career scholars studying at LSE to support research on modern Japan (from the Meiji period onwards), including its history, culture, politics and economy.

The maximum grant given to any individual will not normally exceed £5,000.

Grants may be used to support a range of research related activities.

Application is open to all graduate students, but preference may be given to first time appliers who are non-Japanese students engaged in the study of Japan.

To be condsidered you will need to complete the Lady Marks Charitable Trust Application form - 2019 2020 application form and provide an academic reference.

The deadline for applications to be received is 30 June 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

Please note that the planned expenditure must relate to the academic year 2019/2020.

The Lady Marks Charitable Trust expects to receive acknowledgment of its assistance in any published material.

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Undergraduate Bursaries

These bursaries are available to students who are in financial need, resident in the UK, and have an immediate family member who is/was a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.

The maximum value of any bursary is £3000 and this can be used for maintenance, tuition and examination fees, travel costs, study material, accommodation, childcare, etc.

More information available on the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust website.

Marjorie Dean Financial Journalism Foundation

The Foundation offers one or two studentships, worth roughly £10,000 each, to students who have been accepted to do a masters degree in Economics or Finance at a top British university. Preference will be given to applicants who can write well and who will produce a piece of research (probably based on their dissertation) that is suitable for publication. 

More information about the Marjorie Dean Financial Journalism Foundation.

Mohamedali Karimjee Trust

The Mohamedali Karimjee Trust makes grants to African students studying in the UK.

More information about the Mohamedali Karimjee Trust

Nora Henry Trust

Grants are made to students from any country with a preference for students from developing countries who are studying subjects which will be of use when the student returns to that country. One off grants between £100 and £200 can be given towards books, fees, living expenses, travel and childcare. Application form available from the Trust upon receipt of a stamped addressed envelope.

Contact details: Educational Grants Advisory Service, Family Welfare Association, 501-505 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AU. Tel: 020 7254 6251.

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

Postgrad Solutions Ltd offers a number of £500 bursaries for postgraduate level study in certain subject areas.

More information about Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

Public Service Commission Scholarships

The PSC scholarships are for outstanding young men and women who want to serve Singapore and Singaporeans, through a fulfilling and rewarding career in the Civil Service.

More information on PSC scholarships

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund

The Govt. of the Punjab has launched the Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarships for PhD, under which eligible male and female Pakistani nationals, as per the eligibility criteria set for this scheme from time to time, will be awarded scholarships for PhD level Education at the top ranked universities of the world.

Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship is a revolutionary step of the Govt. of the Punjab which will enable the youth to study at the top ranked educational institutions of the world and play their role in strengthening & uplifting the economy of Pakistan. The scholarship scheme focuses the meritorious students of Punjab while allocating a special quota for the students of other federating units of Pakistan as well.

More information on the Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship programme. 

Richard Reeve's Foundation

Richard Reeve's Foundation is an educational charity which helps individuals and families on low incomes towards the costs of education.

More information about the Richard Reeve's Foundation 

Royal Caledonian Education Trust

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust helps with educational grants for school clothing, school trips, school fees and help with living expenses for those in further or higher education

More information about the Royal Caledonian Education Trust


If you are a Scottish undergraduate student, or the son or daughter of a Scot, you may be eligible for support for your course including help towards tuition and course fees. You need to have been resident within 35 miles of Charing Cross, London for at least two years.

More information about ScotsCare

Sidney Perry Foundation

The Sidney Perry Trust primarily helps first degree students, including Overseas students. It provides financial assistance to individuals of great promise of either gender who would otherwise be unable to proceed with their education for financial reasons. Students must be younger than 35 when the course starts.

One off grants are made ranging between £400 and £700.

More information and application forms are available from: Mrs L A Owens, Secretary, PO Box 2924 Faringdon Oxfordshire SN7 7YJ

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust provides financial assistance to graduates with a First or Upper Second class degree, over the age of 24, who register for a higher degree or equivalent academic qualification in any subject, or for a degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, at a university in the UK.

More information about the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

Student CashPoint

Search the StudentCashPoint funding database.