Raising Theologians Scholarships

Support for Theological Training – application now open for 2019 admissions.

London School of Theology offers a range of annual scholarships to students able to demonstrate financial need, exceptional academic ability / potential, or both. London School of Theology also offers bursaries for students in financial need, but these are only available for students once they have commenced their studies with us.

Our Raising Theologians Awards are available at undergraduate and postgraduate level and across all programmes. They include scholarships covering fees and / or accommodation for one or more years.

To apply for a scholarship with London School of Theology you should already have been accepted for a place to study with us.

Am I eligible?
To qualify for an undergraduate financial need-based award, you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Have a family income as assessed by Student Finance England at below £35,001
  • Be in receipt of a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan from Student Finance England
Annual family income Scholarship applied against your student account Additional Scholarship* Maximum total scholarship entitlement
Less than or equal to £16,000 £2,000 £1,000 £3,000
Greater than £16,000 and less than or equal to £25,000 £1,500 £1,000 £2,500
Greater than £25,000 and less than or equal to £35,000 £1,000 £1,000 £2,000

*Additional scholarships are targeted at students most in need. LST will pay additional support of £1,000 to students who meet the criteria above and one or more of the following:

  • Students who are Carers, Care Leavers or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Mature students aged 21 or over at the start of their undergraduate course in 2019-20
  • Students in receipt of the Parents Learning Allowance, Childcare Grant, Adult Dependents Grant or increased student maintenance loan from the UK Government as part of their student support package
  • Students in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

To qualify for a postgraduate financial need-based award slightly different criteria are taken into account and the committee will decide on an amount based on the individual’s disclosed circumstances.

To qualify for a scholarship based on academic achievement or your potential enhanced contribution to the mission of London School of Theology (both undergraduate and postgraduate), please complete the appropriate section of the undergraduate or post graduate form. For these awards the awards and amounts will vary depending on the level of academic ability / the recommendation of the programme leader of the programme / course you have applied for and the number of successful applications received.

Terms & Conditions
Scholarships are available for new full and part-time students.
Scholarships will only be awarded to students who have been accepted to LST. For multi-year awards, payment of scholarship money after the first year is dependent on satisfactory academic performance.

Are there any other scholarships available?

Yes, there are some specific additional funds available by program and based on student origin / background, which will be taken into account when considering the applications.

What evidence is needed to show evidence of academic ability or potential?

You should attach scans of certificates / mark sheets from any previous qualifications, degrees, prizes or other awards. Recommendations from teachers, predicted grades, report cards and similar documents are also acceptable.

Are scholarships available for part-time students?

Yes, these scholarships are available for part-time students, but a lower amount will typically be awarded.

What is the deadline for applications?

Scholarships funds are released in 3 tranches, so the earlier you apply for them the more chance you have of being successful, the closing date for all courses commencing October 2019 is 15th July, for other MA courses commencing later in the year please speaks to our admissions staff.

When will I hear the results of my application?

All successful applicants will be notified by early September, if not before.

For further queries please contact:
Scholarships Committee

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