Scholarships & Bursaries

Our package of scholarships and bursaries reward excellence and empower others to make a difference. Only a limited number of scholarships and bursaries are available, so apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Scholarships and Bursaries for 2017 entry

Inspiring Success Scholarship

Award value: 100% off the full cost of tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes

Closing date: 31st July 2017

The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have graduated between 2012 and 2016 with at least a second class honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University

  • Be currently residing in, and have previously taken GCSE or A level qualifications whilst residing in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest

  • Be currently unemployed or underemployed, earning below £570.90 per week

  • Attend a two-day Inspiring Success programme and make a positive contribution on both days

  • Agree to become ambassadors of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and actively give back to the local community through Echo

To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the Inspiring Success scholarship application form. Successful applicants will demonstrate academic excellence and potential, and will outline how they wish to develop their local community on completion of their degree.

Application form coming soon

Dean's Award for Enterprise

Award value: 90% off the full cost of tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes

Closing date: 28th February (round one), 31st July (round two)

The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees for ten UK, EU or international students with an inspiring business idea.

The award will be given at the discretion of the Dean, with the support of the Senior Leadership Team. Applicants must complete an application form, though students are encouraged to include images and media content to support their application. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a short video interview to discuss their business idea in more detail.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to start a new business, though winners who are serious about launching their own business will receive professional support and advice to turn their idea into a reality.

Application form coming soon

The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

Award value: 50% off the full cost of tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All MRes programmes

Closing date: 31st July 2017

The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for six MRes students with an inspiring research proposal.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to complete a PhD after the completion of their MRes degree, but support and guidance will be available for those who wish to do so.

Candidates must complete a written application form and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. Students living overseas will be invited to complete a video or telephone interview. Successful applicants will demonstrate academic excellence and the potential to be an exceptional researcher.

Application form coming soon

East London Community Scholarship

Award value: 50% off the full cost of your tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All full-time taught masters programmes

Closing date: 31 July 2017

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected graduates who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from the London boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking, Dagenham or Greenwich.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the East London Community Scholarship application form. Successful applicants will demonstrate academic excellence and potential, and will outline how they wish to develop their local community on completion of their degree.

Application form coming soon

Gold Excellence Scholarship

Award value: 30% off the full cost of tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes

Closing date: None

The Gold Excellence Scholarship automatically awards high-achieving UK and EU students 30% off the full cost of their tuition fees.

Any UK and EU students holding a high 2:1 or first class degree (or equivalent) from a recognised, high quality institution will receive this scholarship. There is no selection process for this scholarship, as all eligible candidates will be notified accordingly.

Excellence Scholarship

Award value: 20% off the full cost of tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes

Closing date: None

The Excellence Scholarship automatically awards high-achieving international students 20% off the full cost of their tuition fees. Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class degree (or equivalent) from a recognised, high quality institution will receive this scholarship. There is no selection process for this scholarship, as all eligible candidates will be notified accordingly.

Alumni Bursary

Award value: 20% off the full cost of your tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes

Closing date: None

The Alumni Bursary automatically offers graduates from Loughborough University 20% towards the full cost of their tuition fees, regardless of their programme or nationality. There is no selection process for this scholarship, as all Loughborough University alumni are entitled to this award.

Santander International Postgraduate Scholarship

Award value: £5,000 off the full cost of your tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All full-time taught masters programmes

Closing date: 30th April 2017

Loughborough University is pleased to offer five postgraduate taught scholarships, funded by the Santander Universities scheme. Each scholarship provides £5,000 off the full cost of tuition fees for 5 self-funded, full-time postgraduate taught students at Loughborough University or Loughborough University London.

Students are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Permanent Resident of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA or Venezuela

  • Have an excellent academic record

  • Self-funded

Students wishing to apply for this scholarship must first apply for their chosen postgraduate programme

Students wishing to apply for this award must submit a scholarship application form alongside a personal statement. The selection committee will take into account the personal statement provided when making a decision on an application.

If you would like to be considered for an award, please complete and return the Santander Scholarship International Application Form 2017 (by post or email) to:

Postal Address: Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office, Academic Registry, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK

Email: pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications in 30 April 2017. The successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email before the end of June 2017.

Applicants must have submitted an official application for their chosen postgraduate programme.

Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer for a postgraduate programme will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Additional conditions attached to the Scholarship over and above the conditions in the offer may be also be specified.

Through its Santander Universities Global Division, Banco Santander gives more support to the university community than any other bank in the world. Since 1996, Santander Universities has channelled almost half a billion euros into academia through co-operative agreements with over 700 universities in Spain, America, Portugal, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom

Download the application form

Santander UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarship

Award value: £5,000 off the full cost of your tuition fees

Eligible programmes: All full-time taught masters programmes

Closing date: 21 July 2017

Loughborough University is pleased to offer five postgraduate taught scholarships, funded by the Santander Universities scheme. Each scholarship provides £5,000 off the full cost of tuition fees for 5 self-funded, full-time postgraduate taught students at Loughborough University or Loughborough University London.

Students are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Permanent resident of Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain or the UK

  • Have an excellent academic record

  • Self-funded

  • In financial need

Students wishing to apply for this scholarship must first apply for their chosen postgraduate programme

Students wishing to apply for this award must submit a scholarship application form alongside a personal statement. The selection committee will take into account the personal statement provided when making a decision on an application.

If you would like to be considered for an award, please complete and return the Santander Scholarship International Application Form 2017 (by post or email) to:

Postal Address: Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office, Academic Registry, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK

Email: pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications in 21 July 2017. The successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email before the end of August 2017.

Applicants must have submitted an official application for their chosen postgraduate programme.

Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer for a postgraduate programme will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Additional conditions attached to the Scholarship over and above the conditions in the offer may be also be specified. Students may not hold more than one scholarship or bursary award.

Through its Santander Universities Global Division, Banco Santander gives more support to the university community than any other bank in the world. Since 1996, Santander Universities has channelled over half a billion euros into academia through co-operative agreements with over 700 universities in Spain, America, Portugal, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Download the application form

UK Postgraduate Loans Scheme

A new, Government-backed Postgraduate Loan Scheme has been introduced in the UK, and provides a loan of up to £10,000 a year for UK and EU postgraduate masters students. All of our masters programmes are eligible for the loan, including MA, MRes and MSc programmes.

The Government is planning on offering a similar scheme to support students wishing to undertake a PhD, which is due to be announced in 2017-18.

For more information, please visit the gov.uk website.


Share this page: