The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been committed to widening access for students from all backgrounds for over two decades – from pre-entry programmes with school and college pupils to our holistic contextual admissions process and a comprehensive financial support package. LSE recognises that care-experienced students may face additional challenges accessing and studying in higher education.LSE currently offer pre- entry and on course support at LSE for care-experienced students, including:
- A range of events and activities for students interested in applying to LSE for undergraduate study, with places prioritised for care-experienced students where possible.
- A contextual admissions process. For UK undergraduate students we use contextual information to assess the educational achievement and potential of our applicants, whilst recognising the challenges they may have faced in their educational or individual circumstances. Eligible students include care experienced students who are applying for any of LSE’s undergraduate programmes. Find out more about contextual admissions at LSE.
- Care Experienced and Estranged Student Bursary of £1000 per year for a maximum of 4 years. Several other bursaries and scholarships- including the LSE Undergraduate Bursary where eligible students could receive up to £4,000 for each year of study if they meet relevant criteria
- Year-round accommodation in an LSE hall of residence and an Accommodation Bursary comprised of a reduction of up to £2,500 from your accommodation fees, if you’re an eligible undergraduate student
- Targeted support for offer holders via the LSE Widening Participation team, including those that have disclosed that they have been in care on their UCAS application.
- Targeted careers support for identified students, including care experienced students, through the LSE Careers social mobility programme.