Skip navigation

International Masters 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 Applicants

This information is for international applicants applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic years 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 for 2020/21.

Click here if you are a previous Northumbria University student to find out if you are eligible for our Alumni Discount.

Click here to find out about the Bar Course Scholarship for September 2020.

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

University Scholarships for 19/20

Click here to find out more about the January 2020 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship.

Click here to find out more about the International Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship.

Click here to find out more about the Northumbria Global Scholarship for 2019/20.

Click here if you are a previous Northumbria University student to find out if you are eligible for our Alumni Discount.

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 (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.

Chevening Scholarships

What are Chevening Scholarships?

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from 144 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU).

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there after your studies;
  • Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK;
  • Demonstrate that you have achieved the Chevening minimum English language requirement;
  • Have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship;
  • Be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university;
  • Return to your home country at the end of your Scholarship.

Most Chevening Scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fees;
  • A living allowance at a set rate (for one individual);
  • An economy class return airfare to the UK;
  • Additional grants to cover essential expenditure.

Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.

When do applications for Chevening Scholarships open?

Applications for Chevening Scholarships open in the autumn. Exact dates will be available on the country pages of

How to apply for a Chevening Scholarship:

Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of

Further information:

For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at

Follow Chevening on Twitter @cheveningfco

Find Chevening on Facebook:

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: 22/11/19

Latest News and Features

From floods to Covid-19

Masters students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, are helping businesses in Cumbria…

More news

Back to top