Scholarships and bursaries

Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities.

Only a limited number of scholarships and bursaries are available every year, so apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Inspiring Success Scholarship

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: 

  • Be a graduate with a minimum of a lower second class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Participants will need to have graduated at least 6 months prior to the start of the programme
  • 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
  • Attendance at our two-day Inspiring Success programme is advised, but not essential
  • Be willing 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. 

  • Award value: 100% off the full cost of tuition fees
  • Eligible programmes: All taught master's programmes
  • Closing date: 31st July 2019
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UK/EU and International Scholarship (First class degree)

  • Eligible programmes: All Postgraduate Taught Programmes
  • Award value: 20% of tuition fees which will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account.
  • Criteria and eligibility: Full-time self-funding students who obtain a first class degree or international equivalent, and are not in receipt of any other University award.
  • Application procedure: You will automatically be considered for a scholarship on the basis of your application and final degree result. No separate scholarship application is required.

UK/EU and International Scholarship (2:1 degree)

  • Eligible programmes: All Postgraduate Taught Programmes
  • Amount: 10% of tuition fees which will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account.
  • Criteria and eligibility: Full-time self-funding students who obtain an upper second-class degree or international equivalent, and are not in receipt of any other University award.
  • Application procedure: You will automatically be considered for a scholarship on the basis of your application and final degree result. No separate scholarship application is required.

Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. There is no selection process for this scholarship, as all Loughborough University Alumni are entitled to this award. Recipients of this scholarship do not need to pay a scholarship tuition fee deposit to confirm their award.

  • Award value: 10% towards the full cost of tuition fees
  • Eligible programmes: All full-time taught masters programmes.

UK Government Postgraduate Loan

A new Government-backed Postgraduate Loan has been introduced in the UK, and provides a loan of up to £10,906 a year for UK and EU postgraduate master's students starting on or after 1 August 2019. All London master's programmes are eligible for the loan, including our MA and MSc programmes.

Read our blog post which aims to demystify the Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, these scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from over 160 countries and territories to pursue one-year master’s degrees in any subject at any UK university. There are over 48,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who together make up an influential and highly regarded global network.

Students are expected to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020

Applications for 2020 are now closed. Information for 2021 entry will be available in due course.

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