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Graduate Gown Support Fund is Open!

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Graduation is an exciting occasion and can bring a lot of joy, but it can also create stress due to obligatory expenses. If you’re set to graduate and experiencing financial hardship, the LSESU Graduate Gown Support Fund (GGSF) can help by waiving the full gown hire fee. 

LSE graduation gowns are hired from Ede & Ravenscroft and cost approximately £75 to hire for the big day. No student should miss out because of not being able to afford the costs associated with hiring a gown. The GGSF will cover the graduation gown hire fees for any student who cannot currently afford the costs.

Applications for the July 2023 Graduation Ceremonies will open on Thursday, March 23rd and remain open until Friday, May 19th. To apply:

  1. Fill out the GGSF Application Form 
  2. Submit the form AND your most recent bank statement to

It is recommended you read the GGSF Guidance Document for application information and eligibility criteria before filling out the form. The fund is open to all graduating students.


Blog written by Hannah Thomsen.

Hannah works as an Advice Assistant in the LSESU Advice Team



The LSESU Advice Team is based on the 3rd floor of the Saw Swee Hock Building and we provide free, independent and confidential advice to all LSE students on academic and housing matters. We also administer the Hardship Fund, the Childcare Fund and the Graduation Gown Support Fund (GGSF).

Our service is currently operating using a hybrid working pattern. We are still open and can be accessed by emailing You can also book a telephone or Zoom appointment with an adviser through Student Hub.