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2018 Undergraduate Funding

Undergraduate funding information including scholarships & discounts for eligible UK students studying in 2018.

Full-time Undergraduate Scholarships & Discounts for UK Students Studying in 2018

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.

For information on how to apply for a Student Finance Loan please click here.

Rutherford Scholarship Scheme 2018

Northumbria University is committed to supporting our students to achieve their goals. The Rutherford Scholarship Scheme 2018 is designed to award academically gifted students who choose to join Northumbria University in 2018.  The value of the scholarship is £1,500 per award.

All Home full- time undergraduate applicants will be assessed for eligibility based on predicted academic achievement.  Potential recipients are expected to be predicted, and to achieve, in the region of AAA at A Level, D*D*D* at BTEC, or equivalent. A full list of acceptable equivalent qualifications can be found below.

Those identified as a potential recipient of a Rutherford Scholarship will be contacted after they have received their Northumbria University offer.  Eligibility is at the discretion of the University and is subject to terms and conditions listed below.

There are a limited number of scholarships available and all eligible self-funded students will be considered.

Terms & conditions apply. 

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MArch Discount 2018

If you are a successful Architecture graduate of Northumbria University, you will automatically receive a 20% discount on the annual tuition fees for the MArch postgraduate course, following enrolment in 2018.


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Care Leavers Bursary

The Care Leavers Bursary offers £2,000 per year to students studying on a full-time undergraduate course.

To apply for this bursary you must be a full-time home undergraduate student.

Any student undertaking a placement year as part of their study should discuss the Care Leavers Bursary with an adviser.

Terms and Conditions Care Leavers Bursary 2018 Entry

To be eligible for the Care Leavers Bursary you must also have at least one of the following: 

  • Have 'former relevant care leaver status' according to the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. This status applies to people under the age of 25 who were 'looked after' by the local authority for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and ending after the age of 16.  
  • Have been privately fostered up to the age of 18 – this arrangement must be for more than a two-month period.     
  • Have been the subject of a 'special guardianship order', 'kinships fostering' and were 'looked after' immediately prior to the making of the order.

The University will consider exceptional cases that do not meet these criteria on an individual basis. Northumbria University's decision on all applications will be final.

For more information and to see if you are eligible please email:

Team Northumbria Athlete Scholarships

At Northumbria University, we are committed to raising the bar and helping you realise your ambitions as a performance athlete. Along with excellent scholarship packages which can offer funding towards accommodation and fees, we can also provide a range of support packages offering up to £2,000 of support for Performance Athletes.

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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. 


  • For information regarding changes to NHS Student Bursaries please click here.
  • For information on scholarships for students from the European Union please click here
  • For information on scholarships & bursary schemes between 2011 to 2014 please visit MyNorthumbria.

Last updated: 07/12/2017


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