LFS Bursary

London Film School Financial Support

We value deeply the richness an international and diverse student population brings to the culture and place of our School and screen industries.

This bursary is aimed at underrepresented groups who miss out on training and access to the screen industries. The aim is to help increase inclusion and equality within the UK’s screen industry, particularly from underrepresented groups who, without financial support, would find it challenging to access postgraduate education training.

Bursaries for entry on the MA Filmmaking and MA Screenwriting programmes in September 2021 will be confirmed as soon as possible.

We anticipate for the LFS Bursaries to be similar to the financial support available in September 2020. 

Available bursaries

LFS wants to encourage applicants from all backgrounds, particularly those who may have experienced barriers to progression or applicants who identify with minority ethnic groups.

To be eligible you must meet all of the following requirements.

  1. You are 'ordinarily resident'* and 'settled' in the UK**
  2. You identify with an underrepresented group***
  3. You are from a lower socio-economic background.
  4. You will need to hold an Unconditional Offer from London Film School and have submitted your application before the deadline to be considered for a bursary. We will process your application as quickly as possible.

MA Filmmaking

Entry June 2021

One bursary available for 75% of the full tuition fee

Bursary Application Deadline: 19 March 2021

Please read the full eligibility criteria in the Bursary Application document here: PDF icon LFS Bursary Application 2020-2021 

MA Screenwriting

Entry September 2020

Three bursaries available for 25% of the full tuition fee

Please read the full eligibility criteria in the Bursary Application document here: PDF icon LFS Bursary Application 2020-2021


*’ Ordinarily resident in the UK’ means that you have habitually, normally and lawfully resided in the UK by choice for at least the last three years. Temporary absences from the UK (e.g. for work) should be ignored.

**'Settled' means being both ordinarily resident in the UK and without any immigration restriction on the length of your stay in the UK.

*** LFS aligns its definition of underrepresented groups with research from Screenskills and the BFI’s Diversity Standard: https://www.screenskills.com/insight/research/, https://www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/diversity-inclusion/bfi-divers...

Last Updated: 23/02/2021