Loans and Funding

Further information on Government and private loans


For the avoidance of doubt, LSE cannot provide any financial advice or make any recommendation in relation to any of these loan providers. LSE is not a party to any Agreement you may enter into with your chosen loan provider and as such you agree that LSE will not be held liable for any issues that may arise out of that contractual relationship. We therefore strongly suggest you carefully read any terms and conditions including but not limited to any data protection provisions provided to you by your chosen loan provider before you sign.

However, please note that In order to put into effect any loan you receive from your loan provider, LSE may have to enter into a data sharing Agreement with your chosen loan provider. This is in order for there to be the relevant exchange of personal data solely regarding the loans being processed and any other relevant information to be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. A copy of these data sharing Agreements can be found here.

Please note that if you decide to use any service listed on this webpage your personal details will be held outside of the UK and EEA , in the U.S and may be passed to other third parties companies as required by the provider in order to deliver the service. We strongly suggest you read the lenders privacy policy and their terms and conditions before signing up to ensure that you are content to do so.

For the avoidance of doubt, LSE accepts no responsibility or liability for any damage caused to you, your property (computer based or otherwise), software or data caused as a result of using this service. However, if  at any point after signing up, you find any unwelcome or strange activity occurring in your email account, or notice any suspected unauthorised usage of your data that you have provided to [Name of Service], then please report this immediately to

U.S. Federal Loans

The U.S. Department of Education operate a Direct Loan programme. Eligible students can borrow educational loans to assist with the cost of living. There are three loan types.

If you are ineligible for U.S. federal loans, you may be able to use a U.S. private student loan to support your studies

  • Subsidized (Undergraduates only)  (Federal)
  • Unsubsidized (Federal)
  • Plus (Federal)
  • Private 

Students are strongly advised to consider the Direct Lending programme prior to any private loan option.

You should borrow unsubsidized loans first, if there is further need based on your cost of attendance you should then look at borrow a Plus loan.

You cannot borrow more than your annual maximum cost of attendance

For further information on Federal Aid please see U.S. Federal Loans, for further information on Private loans please see Private Loans

Please note: Students studying by distance-learning, or at certificate or diploma level are not eligible.

Canadian Loans

We can assist with 

  • Programme information forms such as OSAP
  • Confirmation of enrolment
  • Confirmation of fees paid
  • TL11A certificates

For further information see Canadian Loans

Tuition fee loans for Home/EU Undergraduates

Eligible Home/EU undergraduate students may apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition.

Tuition Fee loans Tuition Fee loans are paid directly to the School, application is made through Student Finance Direct not the LSE. For further information please visit GOV.UK

Postgraduate Loan Scheme (U.K)

The UK government offers a Masters Loan Scheme for full-time postgraduate courses.

An overview of postgraduate loans, details of how to apply and personal eligibility criteria is available on the GOV.UK website 

Private loans (Non government)

For further information regarding additional private loan options, eligibility criteria and to access further details, please see Private Loans






Loans for Indian Students 

WeMakeScholars is the largest Education finance platform in India and it is backed by Govt. of India. You can find more than 26000 scholarships on their website, aggregated from various trusts, foundations and government bodies.

You can also get complete support in applying for Education Loans to 15 banks including all public sector banks in India and there will be some reduction in the interest rate. If you are an Indian national, you can apply through their website here 

Military and Veterans Benefits

The LSE participate in certifying enrolment if you are a fully enrolled student.

For further information on UK and U.S. benefits please see Military funding