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Please see below for the criteria that you must meet to be considered for the Lloyds Scholars programme

Eligibility Criteria

Lloyds Scholars is a unique social mobility programme run by Lloyds Banking Group. Partnering with leading universities across the UK, we offer students from lower income households a complete package of financial support, paid internships, a business mentor and the opportunity to develop their employability skills.

A residual household income of under £25,000

If you are a student who is assessed for student loans in England, Wales or Northern Ireland you must have a household income under £25,000 as defined by the Student Loans Company. For students based in Scotland, you will need to provide proof of income verified by SAAS. Residual household income: Your residual household income is the gross income (before tax and national insurance deductions) minus certain allowable deductions. These can include pension payments and allowances for other dependant children. More information is available from Student Finance England or relevant student loans awarding agency. Please note that before being accepted into the programme, we will require proof of income. 


A confirmed offer from one of our participating universities

A confirmed offer from one of our participating universities which you have selected as your first choice.

Accepting a participating university as an insurance choice does not satisfy the conditions relating to the Lloyds Scholars programme. The participating universities are:

  • University College London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Sheffield
  • Queen's University Belfast
Have a UK fees status 

You can only apply to the Lloyds Scholars programme if you are assessed as Home UK for tuition fees by your university.


Start the first year of your first degree in 2018

To apply for the programme, you must be starting your first degree in September or October of 2018 at one of our participating universities.

Be on an 3+ year undergraduate honours degree course 

If your course involves a placement year (e.g. year in industry) you will not receive the bursary or other financial rewards in that year. You will also not be required to complete 100 hours volunteering during your placement year.


Additional considerations 

At Lloyds Banking Group, we are investing in education and skills as part of our commitment to Help Britain Prosper. One of our core aims is to help to tackle disadvantage and boost social mobility by increasing opportunity and raising aspiration. 

In support of this, we will also consider the following when reviewing applications:

  • Live in an area which has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation. This is defined by home postcode
  • Attended a school with a lower than average performance
  • Attended a state school
  • Come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad