The Financial Support Office is responsible for administering School funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards.

Stay informed about upcoming events and deadlines, or find information for LSE staff and registered students.

Contact the LSE Financial Support Office

Lent Term Cheques 2019/20

The Lent Term cheques are now ready for collection from the Student Services Centre.

 See more information on maintenance /cheque payments from Financial Support.

Please remember you must be registered and bring your student ID card with you when you come to collect. If you have any queries please speak to a member of staff at our drop in or email

ESRC - 4th year of funding

ESRC Award holders will now be supported with a maintenance stipend in the fourth year of their award. More details can be found here.

Drop-in sessions

Drop-ins are held on Monday to Friday between 1pm and 2pm in the Student Services Centre, for general queries from prospective and current students.

There is also a drop in session for PhD students, in the PhD Academy on Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm and Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm.

Unfortunately, due to staff shortages we have had to cancel the SSC drop in on Thursday 14th November. Further details of future cancellations to the normal drop in times can be found here.

LSE Bursaries

The scheduled LSE Bursary payment dates for the 2019/20 session are listed below, but please note that payments take approximately five working days to show in the recipient’s bank account from the scheduled payment date.

The scheduled payment dates are:

Michaelmas Term -  11 October 2019

Lent Term - 31 January 2020

Summer Term - 19 May 2020

More information on applying for Student Finance

Student Finance 2019/20

The Student Finance England full time undergraduate application for 2019/20 is now open. The deadline for submitting an application to ensure funding is received in time for term start dates are:

24 May 2019 for new students
21 June 2019 for continuing students

More information can be found here:

Graduation Gown Support Fund

The Graduation Gown Support Fund is now open for applications until the 10th October for those attending the December Graduation Ceremonies. More information will be available shortly on the LSE Students' Union tumblr page.

PhD students

Are you writing up your thesis? There is funding available to support your writing up period and help you finish on time. See the information on support for final year PhD students

Student finance postgraduate loans

Read information on the new Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Graduate Support Scheme for postgraduate taught programmes 2020 entry

The Graduate Support Scheme is now open for applications to the 2020/21 session.

More information on the process for applying for application for admission to the School.