Finances and funding FAQs

Applicants on our joint courses (MSc Global Mental Health, MSc One Health and MSc Veterinary Epidemiology) will follow the policies of the lead institution. Please check their website for information on fee payment.

What is my fee status and will I have to pay the Home or Overseas tuition fee rate?

Once you have submitted your application, the Admissions team will make an assessment on your fee status. You will be informed of the outcome of this assessment if you are sent an Offer of Admission.

Please note, we cannot confirm your fee status before you have made an application. Your fee status will be determined in accordance with our fee assessment policy (pdf).

What financial evidence is required?

UK/EU (Home) Students
If you are being sponsored for your studies, we require a letter of sponsorship from the sponsoring organisation on their official headed paper. This letter of sponsorship needs to indicate the amount and duration of funding.

If you are paying your own tuition fees, you do not need to supply any additional financial evidence.

Overseas Students

Overseas students requiring a Tier 4 Student visa will need to submit financial evidence that meets the Home Office’s requirements along with their CAS request. Please check our visas and immigration pages for further guidance.

Overseas students not requiring a Tier 4 Student visa will need to supply a letter of sponsorship if they are receiving funding. Self paying non-Tier 4 Student visa holders will not be required to submit any additional financial evidence.

What scholarships are available?

Details of all of LSHTM's available scholarships can be found on our funding webpages.

Does LSHTM participate in the U.S. Federal Loan Program?

Yes. For further details including the types of loans available, our Federal School Code, and the application process please see our US Loans pages.

When do I pay my tuition fee deposit? (London-based MSc students only)

Applicants holding an offer of admission for a taught Master’s programme at LSHTM will be required to pay a deposit of £500 against their first year's tuition fee in order to confirm the acceptance of their place. The deposit is deductible from your tuition fee and payable within 28 days of receiving an offer.

Please see our Tuition Fee Policy and Admissions Policy for further information.

When do I need to pay my tuition fees?

All tuition fees (minus any deposit paid) are due two weeks prior to the start of your studies.

An invoice for tuition fees will be sent to MSc students in August. Research degree students will be sent an invoice one month prior to the start date of their registration.

Please do not make any tuition fee payments until you have received your invoice.

Please see our Tuition Fees Policy for further information.

Can I pay my fees in instalments?

Unfortunately LSHTM does not normally permit payment of tuition fees in instalments.

Students borrowing UK Postgraduate Loans through Student Finance and students borrowing US Federal Direct Loans should refer to the dedicated loan pages of the LSHTM website.

Research Degree students receiving a stipend through LSHTM will be permitted to pay by instalment - students must contact the Tuition Fees team with evidence of the stipend in order for this to be agreed

Please see our Tuition Fees Policy for further information.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Credit card payments are accepted, full details of ways to pay will be sent to you with your invoice.

Please see our Tuition Fees Payment webpages for further information.