Financial support

Please note that students on the MA Filmmaking and MA Screenwriting programme are not eligible for Postgraduate Loans. Students may, however, apply for Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL). For more information on PCDLs, please visit or contact us at

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality. The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

The London Film School has purchased a licence to the Guide, so it is free for prospective students and current students to use. If you are a prospective student who has applied to LFS, you can email us at get an access PIN. 

International students are encouraged to investigate funding opportunities in their own countries. Below are some web-based resources with information on various forms of support which may prove useful.

UK/EU Students

Students outside the UK

For more information about potential sources of funding for your specific territory please look under the appropriate links:






Other Worldwide