Undergraduate Finance
Fees and funding

Find out more about our course fees, financing options (including loans from the Student Loans Company), and support available through bursaries and grants.

We don’t want cost to be a barrier when it comes to choosing LIS. We’re here to help provide guidance and support on your financial situation.
Fees breakdown

The table below outlines the fees for undergraduate students in the academic year 2023/24. All fees are full-time (we do not currently offer part-time provision).

Home students

£9,000 / a year

The annual tuition fee for Home students enrolling at LIS in 2024 is £9,000.

This fee applies to students who are classified as Home Students according to the rules out by UKCISA: Learn more about UKCISA Rules

International students

£15,000 / a year

The annual tuition fee for international students enrolling at LIS in 2024 is £15,000.

We currently hold a sponsorship licence and are able to accept applications from international students.

Financial support
Support options

We want to make sure that you’re given every opportunity to succeed at LIS and we know that everyone’s situation is different. So that we can provide financial support to meet different needs we have three main forms of support: financial support bursaries, hardship grants, and the LIS Foundation.

If you receive any of the financial support listed below you will never need to pay anything back.

Financial support bursary

LIS offers bursaries ranging from £1,000 to a maximum of £7,000 per year, based on household income, care experience, estrangement, and/or other severely adverse circumstances. Bursary applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. More information is shared at the point of offer, but if you’d like to learn more about eligibility, please email admissions@lis.ac.uk.

Hardship grants

We know that your financial situation can change at any time. To try and support you when you most need help, we have a dedicated fund for hardship grants which are decided on a case-by-case basis. You can access multiple hardship grants at any time of study at LIS.

The LIS Foundation

We have set up a charity — the LIS Foundation — to provide additional support to students. You can read more about it here: lisfoundation.org.uk.

The LIS Trustees offer bursaries of up to £1,000 for relatively low-income households (£25,000- £40,000). Please note that those whose household income is below £25k are entitled to a LIS bursary (see above).

Income from internships

As part of our internships programme, we’ll broker opportunities for all UK students in good academic standing at LIS. LIS is committed to offering internships to all eligible students that pay at least the London Living Wage. A typical 5-week internship will be worth approximately £2,000.

International scholarships

We offer 3x scholarships of up to £5,000 each (towards tuition fees) to international students joining LIS for our undergraduate programme from non-UK countries who are passionate about sustainability. Find out more here.

You’ll be charged tuition fees for every academic year you study at LIS.

If you make a complaint in relation to our delivery of the degree and the complaint is upheld, or in the rare event that there has been a material breach of contract by the School, eligibility for refund or compensation will be considered under the School’s Student Compensation and Refund Policy.

Frequently asked questions

I have not applied for student finance yet. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can still apply for student finance loans by visiting www.gov.uk/studentfinance. Please note that applications can take up to six weeks to process, and in the eventuality that the Student Loans Company (SLC) are unable to give you all your money right away, they will do their best to provide you with initial funding as close to the start of term as possible.

I want to accept my LIS offer, but I have a different university on my student finance application – what do I do?

Don’t panic! You can accept your offer at LIS and then update your Student Finance England (SFE) application to ensure that you receive your loans. To do this, you will need to contact SFE directly. We would recommend that you do this as soon as possible after accepting your offer so that your loans arrive for the start of term.

You can log into your account at www.gov.uk/studentfinance and change your university by clicking the following: Your account, Change your application, University/college course. Once you have done so, SFE will re-assess your application and will inform you of any changes to your student finance as soon as possible.

Will I be able to get a student loan?

LIS is an official provider of Higher Education and can be found on the OfS Register of Providers. Being a registered provider means that students who study at LIS will be able to access student finance (including both tuition fees and maintenance loans).

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