The London School of Economics, LSE, UK, invites applications for the 2018-2019 Graduate Support Scheme scholarships for international students.

Around £2.6 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study.

Worth of Award

  • GSS awards range in value from £5,000 to a maximum of £15,000.

Eligibility

This scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time), the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management and the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy.

Applicants to the following double degree programmes are eligible to apply to the Graduate Support Scheme, but a different application procedure is in place.

  • MSc in Affaires Internationales and International Relations or International Political Economy (LSE and Sciences Po)
  • Double Degree European Studies (LSE and Science Po)
  • MSc in International Affairs (LSE and PKU)
  • MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and PKU)
  • MSc International & World History (LSE and Columbia)
  • MSc in Urban Policy (LSE and Sciences Po)
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Applicants to the MA in Global History (Erasmus Mundus) dual degree follow the standard application procedure, as outlined below.

How to Apply

  • Application to the Graduate Support Scheme is via the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form. Once you have applied for admission, you can access the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application via Graduate Admissions online application tracker.
  • How to complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application
  • LSE does not publicise the precise details of the criteria used to assess applications but would like to emphasis the following points:

1. Graduate Support Scheme awards are intended to supplement funding already secured or expected, and not to provide a full funding package to applicants.

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2. Attempts to secure financial support from other sources (e.g. help from household, non-LSE scholarships, government awards, loans etc) are therefore viewed very favourably.

3. Your chances of securing an award will increase if you provide as much information as possible about your individual financial situation.

4. Concealing information or being dishonest normally only disadvantages an applicant. This is because we can only assess if we are able to assist an applicant, and the appropriate level of an award, if we have a full picture of an applicant’s financial situation.

6. Because of the large numbers of applicants applying, the means test threshold is set at a particularly low level.

Deadline

  • LSE admission applications usually have January deadlines so you are advised to check the course of interest and start your admission application.
  • Once you apply for admission, you are encouraged to apply for the scholarship as early as possible after you have completed the application for admission because funds are limited. You will have access to the online scholarship form once you submit your admission application.
  • You do not need to wait for an offer of admission to be made but you will have to have submitted your application for admission.
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Click here for more details and to apply online.

Detailed information about applying for admission to the LSE can be found here

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