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

Are 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 email

Drop-in sessions - Easter Closure

Please note that now we are outside of term, drop-ins are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 1pm and 2pm in the Student Services Centre, for general queries from prospective and current students.

LSE will be closed for the Easter break from Thursday 18th April reopening on Thursday 25th April, there will be a drop in on Friday 26th April.

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.

LSE Bursaries

The scheduled LSE Bursary payment dates 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 - Friday 12 October 2018

Lent Term - Friday 25 January 2019

Summer Term - Friday 11 May 2019

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:

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 2019/20 - now open

The Graduate Support Scheme is open for applications to the 2019/20 session. Awards from the Graduate Support Scheme range in value from £5,000 to a maximum of £15,000.

Applications are made via a link in LSE for You, which is provided once you have made your application for admission to the School.