Scholarships and funding

We know that undertaking a postgraduate programme can be a significant financial commitment – and LUMS is therefore making available over £1m in scholarship funds for applicants who have been offered a place on one of our programmes for entry in 2013 and who meet our scholarship criteria.

We offer Alumni Scholarships for recent Lancaster University graduates and in addition we have Academic Excellence and Programme Scholarships for UK/EU and international applicants who fit other merit-based criteria. You can find further details of the application process and criteria on the individual programme scholarship pages. For details about the arrangements for a specific programme, please see the programme links given below.   

The scholarship amounts will vary and are typically awarded in the amounts of £1,000 to £5,000, but can be up to 50% of the fees. These generous scholarships are provided for self-funded and part-funded applicants and are awarded on a rolling basis for as long as the funds are available.

There is a huge demand for places on all of our postgraduate programmes and so we would encourage you to make your application for your chosen programme as soon as possible.

Students receiving a scholarship award may be asked to act as a student ambassador and or student representative on their programme. 

Lancaster University Management School Alumni Scholarships

If you graduated in 2012 or 2013 from Lancaster University and achieved a 1st class honours degree or a 2:1 honours degree and are offered a place for the 2013/14 academic year, you will automatically receive an alumni scholarship.

  • If you graduated with a 1st class hons degree, you will be eligible for a £2000 Alumni Scholarship.
  • If you graduated with a 2:1 hons degree, you will be eligible for a £1000 Alumni Scholarship

Alumni scholarships are only available to Lancaster University graduates and not to those graduating from our partner institutions.

Programme-specific scholarships

The links below take you directly to the programme scholarship pages

Further information about funding

Further information about postgraduate fees and funding can be found on the main Lancaster University website at:

and on our Student Based Services web pages at:

Other sources of funding

Professional and Career Development Loans

A Professional and Career Development Loan could help you pay for learning that enhances your job skills or career prospects. It is a bank loan, so you will have to pay it back once you have finished your course. However, you don’t pay interest for the period when you are learning. Please visit the Professional and Career Development Loans website for further details.

Bank loans

UK residents may qualify for bank loans at advantageous rates.

Other sources

Other sources of funding can be found through:

Sources of funding for overseas students

The British Council and a number of governments and international agencies operate schemes which provide financial support to study in the UK. For information, please contact the nearest British Embassy, consulate or British Council Office. For more information, see the British Council website.

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