Scholarships and grant funding

If you have a place on a London Business School programme, you may be eligible for a scholarship. You'll be given more information on these with your place offer, but here is an overview of what's available…

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants to support successful applicants to London Business School programmes. Awards vary from full costs (fees and living expenses) to monthly or annual stipends to assist with living costs.

Most scholarships are considered on the basis of your application, although some will require you to submit an additional essay.

Here we detail some of the most common awards that are generally available, and point you to sources of further information. For information on awards available for individual programmes, see the relevant programme page.

External scholarship opportunities

British Council
Funded by: The British Council, which exists worldwide to promote educational, cultural and technical co-operation between Britain and other countries. Each country administers different scholarship programmes; for specific details, see the British Council website or contact your local office.
Open to: nationals of 160 countries around the world.
Awards: Vary from tuition only to full tuition plus living expenses. Many British Council offices offer one year's funding only, so you may need to find another funding option for your second year.

IDB-Japan Scholarship Program
Funded by: Inter-American Development Bank
Open to: Students from any of the Bank's borrowing member countries, which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru.
Awards: vary, but include full tuition, university medical and accident insurance, an installation allowance, a monthly subsistence allowance, a book allowance, and economy class travel.

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
Funded by:
Rotary International
Open to: citizens of any country that has Rotary clubs
Condition of award: While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homeland to Rotary clubs and other groups.
Award: Up to US$27,000 for one academic year (so you may need to find another funding option for your second year).

Details of funding schemes by continent (PDFs)

Further information resources

The Grants Register published by Macmillan, gives information on awards tenable in the UK and overseas. Ask at your local library.

The Educational Grants Directory published by Alan French, Dave Griffiths, Tom Traynor & Sarah Wiggins.

Scholarship Guide for Commonwealth Postgraduates, published by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, lists fellowships, scholarships, grants etc tenable at universities in the UK.

Awards for Postgraduate Study at Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

For UK or EEA nationals, see these websites:



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