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UK/EU Undergraduate Bursaries and Scholarships

Loughborough University Bursary (LUB)**

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 University Bursary (LUB).

The Loughborough University Bursary (LUB) is a financial package tailored for UK/EU undergraduate students (excluding those from Wales), who fall within a qualifying household income band. The LUB offers support through:

  • Cash bursaries
  • Tuition fee waivers

The Loughborough University Bursary is not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. EU students who started prior to the 2021/22 academic year can be considered, but are eligible for the fee waiver element 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 maximum UK/EU Undergraduate tuition fee the University may also reduce the value of the bursaries it awards.

** Prior to the 2021/22 academic year this award was called the "Loughborough Scholarship Programme." 

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 University Bursary you must 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 assessed for the award.

If you meet these conditions you could be entitled to a LUB 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 LUB?

You do not need to make a separate application to the University in order to be considered for a LUB 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 a letter informing you of the value of the award. If you believe that you are eligible for an award and have not received a letter by the end of October please contact us at studentenquiries@lboro.ac.uk.

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

Your eligibility for the award is reviewed each year that you remain registered on an undergraduate programme. If you undertake a sandwich version of the course (i.e. a placement year), the bursary element of the LUB awards will not be paid in the sandwich year (normally year 3) but you may still be eligible for a fee waiver.

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%): 10 November 2021
  • Instalment 1 (33%): 16 February 2022
  • Instalment 1 (34%): 11 May 2022

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. 

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 asssessing if you are eligible for a LUB award. Students should be aware that the University will be monitoring eligibility for the LUB 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.

Opportunity Scholarships

The University is pleased to also offer Opportunity 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.

Eligiblity for the Opportunity Scholarships is assessed at the application stage.