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School of Economics and Finance

Funding and scholarships

Available funding

MSc Economics Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded purely on the basis of demonstrated potential for academic excellence, assessed via the standard application form used to apply for a place on the MSc Economics programme. There is no separate Scholarship application form.

The potential for excellence will be judged to be demonstrated if the application:

  • Shows that it exceeds our minimum entry requirements by a significant margin and/or otherwise outperforms applicants competing for the scholarships under consideration;
  • Shows excellent performance on specific modules considered relevant and valuable preparation for the programme applied to, e.g. on quantitative and economics/finance module.


In order to be considered for the Scholarship, applications for September 2020 must be received by 01 March 2020.


James Kilvington
Tel: +44(0)20 7882 8848


Coursework Prizes

In 2018/19 the School will make available a number of prizes to reward, in each compulsory module, those students who have excelled in coursework, by achieving the highest overall grade for their MSc programmes.

A prize of £100 will be awarded for the highest midterm/coursework mark per compulsory module. If more than one student achieves the same highest mark, the prize money is split between the students with a minimum of £50 prize. This will include joint programme students.

A prize of £500 will be awarded for the best overall college mark for each MSc Programme. MSc programmes run jointly with another School will not be eligible for the overall prize.

European Training and Mobility Research Fellowships

Research Students from the European Union may be able to apply for Training and Mobility in Research Grants to fund their research – please visit the CORDIS website at for further information.

Overseas Research Students Awards

These are available to non-EU research students, and if successful you will be awarded the difference between Home and Overseas fees. For further information please visit the Universities UK website.

British Council

The main source of funding for overseas students is the British Council – please contact them when applying for your course for more information.

Postgraduate loans 2018

From 2018 onwards the UK Government is offering postgraduate loans for those studying Master's and Doctoral degrees.

Loans will be available for students wishing to undertake a postgraduate taught masters in any subject. The UK Master's Loan offers up to £10,906 per programme for 2019 English entrants on to Master's degrees. EU students also have access to UK postgraduate loans for courses starting in 2019-20 or 2020-21.

A doctoral loan lets you borrow up to £25,700 to start a new UK PhD in any subject this year. Details of the PhD loan scheme are yet to be confirmed so keep an eye on the website below.