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Graduate Support Scheme for International Students at LSE in UK, 2014/15

The London School of Economics and Political Science is offering graduate funding opportunities for international students. Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study. GSS awards range in value from £3,000 to a maximum of £12,500 and have an average value of £7,000. This scheme is open to all applicants with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time), the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management and the MSc in Diplomacy and International Strategy.

Study Subject (s): The studentships are awarded to study all available masters programme at London School of Economics and Political Science with the exception of specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time), the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management and the MSc in Diplomacy and International Strategy.
Course Level: The studentships are available for study at taught masters level.
Scholarship Provider: The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, UK
Award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility: This scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time), the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management and the MSc in Diplomacy and International Strategy.
-Applicants to the following double degree programmes are eligible to apply to the Graduate Support Scheme, but a different application procedure is in place.
-MSc in Affaires International and International Relations or International Political Economy (LSE and Sciences Po)
-Double Degree European Studies (LSE and Science Po)
-MSc in International Affairs (LSE and PKU)
-MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and PKU)
-MSc International & World History (LSE and Columbia)
-MSc in Urban Policy (LSE and Sciences Po)

Open for International Students: This scheme is open to all applicants from all countries in the world.

Description: LSE’s major financial support scheme for study at taught masters level is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is open to all applicants from all countries in the world, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time) or the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management. Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme. The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have sufficient funds to meet all their costs of study. GSS awards range in value from £3,000 to a maximum of £12,500, and have an average value of £6,000.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The financial aid positions will provide around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study. GSS awards range in value from £3,000 to a maximum of £12,500 and have an average value of £7,000.

Selection Criteria: The School does not publicise the precise details of the criteria used to assess applications but they would like to emphasis the following points:
-Graduate Support Scheme awards are intended to supplement funding already secured or expected, and not to provide a full funding package to applicants.
-Attempts to secure financial support from other sources (e.g. help from household, non-LSE scholarships, government awards, loans etc) are therefore viewed very favourably.
-Your chances of securing an award will increase if you provide as much information as possible about your individual financial situation.
-Concealing information or being dishonest normally only disadvantages an applicant. This is because we can only assess if we are able to assist an applicant, and the appropriate level of an award, if we have a full picture of an applicant’s financial situation.
-Because of the large numbers of applicants applying, the means test threshold is set at a particularly low level.

Notification: LSE’s aim to notify you of the outcome of your application at the point of an offer of admission to the School being made. The decision will be made available on Graduate Admissions’ web tracker system and in your offer of admission letter.

How to Apply: Application to the Graduate Support Scheme is via the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form. Once you have applied for admission, you can access the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application via Graduate Admissions online application tracker.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 28 April 2014.

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