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Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship September 2020

The Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship 2020

This information is for UK and EU students applying to study at Northumbria University on a full time undergraduate course in the academic year 2020/21.

At Northumbria, we are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and tackle the challenges of tomorrow head on. This prestigious scholarship will bring together our inspirational courses, innovative staff and academically gifted students, like yourself, to create a better future and #TakeOnTomorrow.

Successful students will be awarded a £3,500 cash scholarship during their first year of study, and there are up to 200 scholarships available. All eligible self-funded students on a full-time Undergraduate will be considered.

If you are ready to start your university journey with Northumbria, create your best future, and meet the criteria below, then apply now for the Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship.

This scholarship is now closed. 

Terms and conditions

To be eligible for the Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship you must:

  • Be a Home/EU applicant (Home includes UK students and those eligible to pay home fees)
  • Achieve at least 144 points (or equivalent) from your best three qualifications, for example AAA at A Level or DDD at BTEC
  • Apply and enrol to study on a full-time Undergraduate course at the Newcastle upon Tyne campus, starting in September 2020
  • Choose Northumbria as your firm choice by 04 June 2020 (TBC)
  • Meet all individual entry requirements
  • Be a self-funded student (i.e. not sponspored by an employer)
  • Register with Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Wales (SFW), Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI) or Student Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
  • Agree to share consent via your Student Finance Provider with Northumbria University

Eligible courses and grade combinations

All Undergraduate full-time courses studied at the Newcastle upon Tyne campus (including Coach Lane).

Eligible grade combinations can be found here

Important Information

Applicants should also note:

  • Students selected for the Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship 2020 will not be eligible for any other undergraduate scholarships
  • The Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded as cash
  • Payments will be made as 25% of total in November 2020, 25% of total in February 2021 and 50% of total in May 2021
  • Funding is provided in the first year of study only
  • If you are undertaking a Foundation Year course you are not eligible for the Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship
  • If you are progressing from a Foundation Year studied at Northumbria or another institution, you are not eligible for the Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship
  • If you defer your place at Northumbria University before the scholarship has been paid, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn
  • If you decide to leave your course after the scholarship payment has been made, the University will not make efforts to reclaim the amount
  • If you are required to resit your first year, the scholarship will not be paid again
  • The University's decision is final and cannot be challenged; there is no right of appeal


Selection Process

  • There is a competitive selection process for this scholarship scheme. Applicants need to apply via online written application; a selection panel will consider all eligible applications
  • Applications will be considered on the strength of responses to, in no more than 250 words: How will studying at Northumbria and being awarded the Northumbria Undergraduate Scholarship help prepare you for your future?
  • If successful, the award of the scholarship will be made conditional upon you achieving the required grade threshold (at least 144 points or equivalent based on best three qualifications) before commencement of the course
  • Successful applicants will be notified once the panel of evaluators has met in August 2020

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