LSE Scholarships for Asylum Seekers in the U.K.

Type: Bachelor’s (Undergraduate)

Who: Refugees or Asylum Seekers Looking to Study in LSE

What: Full tuition fees + support

When: 2020 – 2021

Where: London School of Economics

Program Length: 3 years

Deadline to Apply: 27 April 2020

Citizenship: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

Destination Countries: UK

Academic Subject(s): All Subjects


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Access to Education Undergraduate Scholarships program offers awards made up of support for the tuition fee and living costs for students holding an offer of a place on an LSE undergraduate program whose immigration status is classed as: an asylum-seeker, a refugee, a person with humanitarian protection, or a person who is resident in the United Kingdom and has been granted Discretionary/Limited Leave to Remain in the UK.

The minimum level of support will cover the difference between the UK tuition fee (£9,250) and the overseas fee charged under current fee rules (equivalent to a partial fee waiver). This minimum amount is not means-tested if you are assessed to pay the overseas fee level.

For 2019 entry, the maximum award was worth up to £20,635, depending on financial need. This is made up of the amount required to cover the payment of the remaining tuition fee and up to £11,385 for maintenance. This part of the scholarship is means-tested and will take into account the ability to access funding from the UK government.

Deadline: April 27, 2020 


Students in one of the following categories are eligible to be considered for one of these scholarships:

– Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are seeking asylum in the UK and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at LSE.

– Those who have been granted refugee status or humanitarian protection, but do not have settled status in the UK, or their children, and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at LSE.

– Those who are resident in the UK with some form of limited leave to remain or temporary status, or their dependants if under 18, and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at LSE.

How to Apply

Once you’ve received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional), you can apply for this scholarship. Please complete the Undergraduate Scholarship application form to ensure that you are considered for this and any other LSE scholarships that you meet the eligibility criteria for.

You will need to complete the LSE Undergraduate Scholarship Application 2020

Please return your application form with all supporting documents, including an academic reference, to the Financial Support Office by post to: Financial Support Office, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom.

See details of providing a reference.

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