Loughborough University Bursary

The Loughborough University Bursary (previously the Loughborough Scholarship Programme) provides UK/EU undergraduates with additional financial support depending on household income.

Please note the name change of this award from the Loughborough Scholarship Programme (2020 entry) to the Loughborough University Bursary (2021). The total value of the award also differs for students starting in 2020 and 2021 following recent alterations - please ensure that you are referring to the appropriate information for your intended year of entry.

Full-time Undergraduate Students (2021 entry, the Loughborough University Bursary)

The table below details the financial support that is available to students starting their studies in 2021.

Household IncomeFoundation Studies Year 1 Year 2Placement YearYear 3Integrated Masters
£25,000 and under £1,200 bursary / £2,000 tuition fee waiver £1,200 bursary £1,200 bursary £500 placement start-up grant £1,200 bursary £1,200 bursary

Full-time Undergraduate Students (2020 entry, Loughborough Scholarship Programme)

The table below details the financial support that is available to students starting their studies in 2020.

Household IncomeFoundation Studies Year 1 Year 2Placement YearYear 3Integrated Masters
£18,000 and under £1,800 bursary / £3,000 tuition fee waiver £1,800 bursary £1,800 bursary £1,000 tuition fee waiver £1,800 bursary £1,800 bursary / £3,000 tuition fee waiver
£18,001-£22,000 £1,800 bursary £1,800 bursary £1,800 bursary N/A £1,800 bursary £1,800 bursary / £3,000 tuition fee waiver
£22,001-£25,000 £1,000 bursary £1,000 bursary £1,000 bursary N/A £1,000 bursary £1,000 bursary / £3,000 tuition fee waiver

This 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. 

Still have a question?

If you still have questions, we recommend that you take a look at the FAQs below or alternatively please get in touch.

Am I eligible for this award?

To be eligible for consideration for the Loughborough University Bursary (2021 entry) or the Loughborough Scholarship Programme (2020 entry) you must have;

  • Applied for a means tested loan via the Student Loans Company and fall within a qualifying household income band.

This scholarship 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.

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 the bursary. 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 by the end of week 6 of term.

How do I apply for the award?

You do not need to make a separate application to the University in order to be considered for the Loughborough University Bursary (2021 entry) or the Loughborough Scholarship Programme (2020 entry). 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. Your eligibility will be assessed during October and if you are eligible you will receive a letter from Academic Registry. If you believe that you are eligible for an award and have not received a letter by week 5 of term please contact us at studentenquiries@lboro.ac.uk.

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

Your eligibility for the Loughborough University Bursary (2021 entry) and the Loughborough Scholarship Programme (2021 entry) will automatically be reviewed each year of your course. 

How will the award be paid?

The money will go directly into the bank account you provided to the Student Loans Company. This payment will be staggered across the three terms in instalments.