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International Undergraduate Funding and Scholarships

Everything you need to know about international discounts, scholarships and funding opportunities at Northumbria University. Navigate between the tabs to find out more.


2019/20 and 20/21 Funding and Scholarships Information for International Undergraduate Applicants

This information is for international applicants applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2019/20 and 20/21

Northumbria University is committed to supporting the best students with outstanding academic ability. We offer a number of support packages for students depending on academic achievement or personal financial circumstances; each of the tabs below will provide you with further information.

Financial support opportunities have associated eligibility conditions, therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements and observe the application process and deadlines carefully.

University Scholarships for 20/21

Click here to find out more about the Northumbria Global Scholarship.

Click here to find out more about the Sanctuary Scholarship for September 2020.

University Scholarships for 19/20

Click here to find out more about the Northumbria Global Scholarship.

Click here to find out more about the GEMS-Northumbria Scholarship.

Click here to find out more about the Sanctuary Scholarship.

Click here to find out more about the Refer a Friend scheme.



US Financial Aid

Northumbria University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programme. If you are an American student studying an Undergraduate or Masters course at Northumbria then you should apply for loans by completing a free application for Student Aid at

Please see our Financial Aid pages for further information.

Raise Micro-Scholarship Programme (For Undergraduate Applicants from the United States of America Only)

Northumbria University is the first and only UK university to partner with, offering US high school students the opportunity to earn micro-scholarships that recognise both academic and non-academic achievements. Students can earn up to $2,000 in micro-scholarships for study at Northumbria University, which will be awarded as a first year tuition fee discount.

Raise Micro-scholarships represent a minimum amount of scholarship that students may be eligible for if they enrol at Northumbria and meet our minimum entry requirements. They can be awarded in conjunction with some of our other scholarships schemes, such as the International Academic Scholarships scheme.

Micro Scholarships

Find out more about the Northumbria University micro-scholarships which are available through Raise here.

Aviva Scholarship Programme

What is the Aviva Scholarship Programme? 

Aviva has created a dynamic partnership with eleven of the UKs leading universities, which includes Northumbria, and aims to promote British education in Asia. A 20% discount on tuition fees is available to outstanding students in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam, providing you or your parents are a customer of Aviva. 

Eligibility criteria

  • you/your parents must be a customer of Aviva  
  • be a citizen of one of the following countries: Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Vietnam 
  • please note you cannot make an application via an Agent 

Please check the eligibility criteria here to determine whether you can apply. 

How to apply 

Visit Aviva's digital hub to submit your scholarship application. 

More information 

For more information please visit the Aviva Scholarship programme webpage. If you have any questions please email


Home - normally, in order to be classed as a home student, you will need to have been living in the UK for at least three years for purposes other than education and have settled status.  Further information can be found by referring to the UKCISA website

Bursary – a bursary is a means tested financial award given to students who meet the criteria of the scheme.  Not all bursaries are given in cash, but could be services or resources of an equivalent financial value.

Scholarship – a financial award given to eligible students who meet the academic threshold as determined by the scheme.

Sponsorship arrangement - if your fees are being paid in full or part by another sponsor (such as an employer, charity or trust) this will be considered as a sponsorship arrangement. 

Self-funding - students who are assuming full responsibility for the funding of their course. Please note students in receipt of a loan from the Student Loan Company are identified as a self-funding student. 

Last updated: 15/05/2019

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