LSE Scholarships for Asylum Seekers in the U.K.

Type: Bachelor’s (Undergraduate)

Who: Refugees or Asylum Seekers Looking to Study in the LSE.

What: Full tuition fees + support

When: 2021-2022

Where: LSE, UK

Program Length: 1 year

Deadline to Apply: 29 March 2021

Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: UK

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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Access to Education Undergraduate Scholarships program offers tuition support and livings-costs awards to students who hold an offer of a place in an LSE undergraduate program and 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 U.K.

The minimum level of support will cover the difference between the U.K. 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 2020 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 U.K. government.

Deadline: April 29, 2021


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

How to Apply

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) the Financial Support Office (FSO) is now working remotely, which means they cannot receive hard copies of application forms or supporting documents. They are now accepting scanned copies of application forms and supporting documents by the scholarship deadline.
To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the LSE Undergraduate Scholarship Application 2021 and return a scanned copy along with your supporting documents to the FSO at [email protected] Your academic reference can also be sent by email from the institutional email address of your referee to the FSO inbox ([email protected]), and it will then be matched with your application.

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