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The Here East Scholarship Programme provides full undergraduate tuition and supporting loan supplement to local students from east London to study at world-class universities Staffordshire University London and LMA based at Here East.

The programme, launched in 2020, is open to prospective students currently residing in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, aiming to deliver on-the-ground impact to the east London community and supporting the potential of young people in the area through the institutions and business based at Here East.

The programme offers full tuition fees, a maintenance loan supplement worth £2,700 per year, facilitation of relevant work experience placements within the Here East business community and mentoring opportunities during the course of the degree. The programme is particularly aimed at students who are the first in their families to go to university, face financial barriers in attending university, or are caregivers.

Browse full course listings and more in the Here East Scholarship Prospectus 21/22.

"This scholarship has provided me with a sense of financial security and it will also enable me to get more involved in extracurricular activities. I grew up in care, and the majority of care leavers never usually go onto further studies like University. I will also be the first in my family to go to university so this scholarship is inspiring for those who are struggling financially or feel like they do not have access to further education."

Maryam Hussian, 2020 Scholarship winner studying Film and TV Production at LMA


The programme will support three people to study at undergraduate level at Here East, is open to prospective students living in one of the four boroughs surrounding the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The participating universities offers a wide range of undergraduate courses across multiple disciplines including Staffordshire University London’s undergraduate courses focused on future digital and technical innovations in Computer Sciences, Cyber Security, Concept Art for Games and Film, Esports and Games Design and LMA’s range of undergraduate courses including, Digital Film and TV production, Music Performance, Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre.

For more information on How to Apply, please visit the Scholarship Hub website.

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