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The Here East Scholarship Programme provides full undergraduate tuition and supporting loan supplements to local students from east London to study at world-class universities Staffordshire University London, Teesside 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 face financial barriers in attending university.

Browse full course listings and more in the Here East Scholarship Prospectus 2024.

"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, 2021 Scholarship winner studying Film and TV Production at LMA


“I love to draw & create stories using art & video. It’s been something I’ve been doing for many years and even now. I applied for the Here East Scholarship because I wanted to grow more skills with the networking and work experience they provide in the program. I'm attending Staffordshire University London to study Concept Art for Film and Games and I'm willing to work really hard to make my dreams a reality. I hope to work in a gaming company and eventually work as a freelance Concept Artist. Every step is always a new lesson to learn and grow.”

James Henry, 2022 Scholarship winner studying Concept Art for Film and Games at Staffordshire University London

Here East Scholars 2022 - James Henry

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.

To apply, please register and fill out the form here.

For more information, please visit the Scholarship Hub website.

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