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

Students who normally live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland 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. For students who are residents of the Isle of Man, we will require confirmation of your household income via the Department of Education and Children. 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 your local authority / Student Finance England or equivalent assessing 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
  • Queens University Belfast
Be UK residents or EU students currently residing in the UK

You can only apply to the Lloyds Scholars programme if you are a UK resident, or if you are a EU student living in the UK.

Start the first year of their first degree in 2017

To apply for the programme, you must be starting your first degree in September or October of 2017 at one of our participating universities.

Be on a three or four year undergraduate degree course

Students with course durations of five years or more are not eligible for the programme, unless the course is a five year ‘sandwich’ or placement course which includes a year in industry.  In this case, the Scholar would receive a bursary and any other financial rewards for four out of the five years, but would not receive payments, or be required to complete 100 hours volunteering, during their placement year.