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UK/EU Undergraduate Bursaries and Scholarships

Loughborough Scholarship Programme (LSP)

The prospectus displays a list of Undergraduate Bursaries and Scholarships.

As well as government loans, you may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship from the University such as the Loughborough Scholarship Programme (LSP).

The Loughborough Scholarship Programme (LSP) is a financial package tailored for UK/EU undergraduate students (excluding those from Wales), who are liable for £9250 tuition fees and fall within a qualifying household income band. The LSP offers support though:

  • Cash bursaries
  • Tuition fee waivers

The Loughborough Scholarship Programme is not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. EU students are eligible for the fee waiver elements only.

The value and combination of the support depends on the year you started at Loughborough and your household income - this will be based upon the results of the annual means-testing process carried out by your student finance agency. If there is a reduction in the UK/EU Undergraduate tuition fee the University may also reduce the value of the bursaries it awards.

Mature students and registered care-leavers are eligible for an enhanced LSP package.

To find out more, please click on the year that you began your studies at Loughborough:

Eligibility and Application

To be eligible for consideration for the Loughborough Scholarship Programme you must be liable to pay the full tuition fee; have applied for a means tested loan via the Student Loans Company and fall within a qualifying household income band. Please note your sponsors (usually your parents) must give their consent to share their financial information with the University in order for you to be considered for the award.

If you meet these conditions you could be entitled to a LSP award. If this is the case you will normally be advised of your eligibility during the autumn term, with the first cash bursary payment (if applicable) being made on or around week 6 of term.

How do I apply for the LSP?

You do not need to make a separate application to the University in order to be considered for a LSP award. However, you will need to have made an application to the relevant student finance award agency. You and your sponsors (usually your parents) will also need to have given their consent to share information with the University. Once we have determined that you are eligible you will receive an email from studentenquiries@lboro.ac.uk - if you believe that you are eligible for an award and have not received an email please contact us at studentenquiries@lboro.ac.uk.

Will LSP awards be renewed for each year of my course?

If you pass your end of year examinations and proceed to the next academic year of your course, your LSP award will be renewed subject to certain conditions including the income threshold continuing to be met. If you undertake a sandwich version of the course (i.e. a placement year), LSP awards will not be paid in the sandwich year (normally year 3).

How and when are bursaries paid?

The bursary element of the scholarship programme will go directly into your bank account. Payments are made in three instalments on the following dates:

  • Instalment 1 (33%): 8 November 2017
  • Instalment 1 (33%): 21 February 2018
  • Instalment 1 (34%): 16 May 2018

What is a Tuition Fee Waiver?

The University will adjust your tuition fee application amount directly with the relevant student finance agency to account for your tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver will be staggered across the three terms in instalments of 33%, 33% and 34%.

What if there's a delay in my student finance assessment?

There will be some students whose student financial assessment is not finalised prior to the beginning of term which will mean there will be a delay in notifying you that you are eligible for a LSP award. Students should be aware that the University will be monitoring eligibility for the LSP regularly at the beginning of term, which will allow staff to pick up eligible students whose assessments have been delayed.

What happens if there's a change in my eligibility?

Throughout the first few weeks of term, a student’s household income assessment may change as a result of communication between the Student Loans Company and HMRC or through a request for reassessment by the student. If after reassessment, eligibility changes following any payment, from then on the awards a student received will be based upon the current assessment.

Pre-2012 Continuing Student Bursaries

If you are a full-time UK undergraduate who began your studies at Loughborough before 2012 and you are liable for the tuition fee of £3465, you may be eligible for a cash bursary. Mature students are eligible for enhanced support.

Details of pre-2012 entry UK/EU undergraduate student bursaries

This section contains key fee and bursary information for current continuing students.

Tuition Fees

2015/16 Academic Year
Tuition fee £3,465
Placement year fee £840


The table below details how much the bursaries will be worth for eligible students who entered the first year of their undergraduate programme before 2012.

Household Income (£)

Under 21 on entry

21 or over on entry

Below  £19,500



 £19,501 - £22,300



 £22,301 - £25,650



 £25,651 - £29,850



 £29,851 - £33,750



 £33,751 - £37,850




The values in the table apply in 2015/16 to eligible continuing full-time UK undergraduate students who entered the first year of their programme before 2012 and who are liable for the tuition fee of £3,465.

Full details of the Loughborough University Continuing Student Bursaries including eligibility, amounts and payment dates can be found in the following document:

Development Trust Scholarships

The University is pleased to also offer Development Trust Scholarships worth £9,000 over three years. The Scholarships, funded through generous donations from alumni and friends of the University, provide support to a number of UK undergraduates from low HE participation neighbourhoods who achieve ABB at A Level or equivalent.

Details of the Development Trust Scholarships

Development Trust Scholarship award-holders will receive £3,000 per year for three years (excluding the placement year) and the support will be paid directly into your bank account in three equal instalments per year.

Selection Criteria

Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible for consideration:

  • UK national and assessed as paying UK/EU tuition fees
  • Commence the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree course at Loughborough University at the start of academic year 2018/19 (or for current Development Trust Scholars as specified in the information about applying provided to you by the University).
  • Permanently resident in the UK in an area under-represented in Higher Education using Government approved measures (POLAR3 or POLAR4 qypr1)
  • Select Loughborough University as their firm choice institution (CF)
  • Achieve at least ABB in A Levels or equivalent

Application Process

All students that meet the above criteria will be identified and contacted by the University to invite them to make an application for a scholarship.

To apply for the scholarships, an online application form available must be completed. In order to be considered for an award, all four sections of the form must be completed, including the supporting statement (maximum of 500 words) before the deadline for applications which will be highlighted in the invitation to apply.

The selection panel will meet to review the applications shortly after the closing date and applicants who are made a conditional scholarship offer will be informed. When considering the applications received, the panel will take into account the following:

  • Your supporting statement and a demonstration that the scholarship will have a positive impact on your university experience
  • Your household income
  • Previous family involvement in Higher Education  
  • Academic achievement prior to University
  • Whether you have been awarded any other University scholarship in addition to an award through the Loughborough Scholarship Programme.