Financial support

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). Please note that the PCDLs will close to new borrowers next year. The final date to submit an application, including top-ups to any existing loans, will be Friday 25 January 2019. For more information on PCDLs, please visit

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.

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



For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).

The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year.

The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by November 2018.

No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit for more information.

Last updated: 06 September 2018