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

2018 Scholarships & Discounts Information for Full-time UK Applicants

This information is for both full and part-time applicants applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2018/19, including applicants enrolling in January 2019.

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.

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. 

All UK/home full-time undergraduate applicants will be assessed for eligibility based on predicted academic achievement. 

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. 

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MArch Discount 2018

If you are a successful Architecture graduate of Northumbria University, you will automatically receive a tuition fee discount for the MArch postgraduate course, following enrolment in 2018. Find out more about associated terms and conditions here.

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:

 sv.welfareandinternational@northumbria.ac.uk

Bursaries for Social Work Students

If you are studying on Northumbria's undergraduate Social Work course, you may be eligible to receive a Bursary from the UK Government to help support your time at University, find out more here.

Funding for Education Courses

If you are studying on one of Northumbria's undergraduate education courses you may be eligible for Government Funding. Find out more here.

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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Definitions

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. 

Further Information:

  • Find information about undergraduate discounts and funding for international students here.
  • Find information about Masters discounts and funding for UK and EU students here.
  • For information regarding changes to NHS Student Bursaries please click here.
  • For information on discounts for students from the European Union please click here
  • If you are a current Northumbria student, and would like to review fees from previous years please visit MyNorthumbria.
  • If you have any further queries about funding, and you would like to speak to an adviser, drop-in to Student Central, Library Building, City Campus West. You can also contact us via email, or call 0191 227 4127.

Last updated:14/05/2018

2017 Scholarships & Discounts Information for UK Applicants

This information is for both full and part-time applicants applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2017/18, including applicants enrolling in January 2018.

Applications for 2017 scholarship and discount opportunities have now closed. Please check terms and conditions for further information.

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.

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

Rutherford Scholarship Scheme 2017

This scholarship opportunity has now closed. 

The Rutherford Scholarship Scheme 2017 is designed to reward academically gifted students joining Northumbria University in 2017. 

All UK full-time undergraduate applicants will be assessed for eligibility based on predicted academic achievement and the strength of their UCAS application form. 

Students who are successfully awarded a Rutherford Scholarship may also be entitled to an Undergraduate Bursary where eligible.

Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.

Undergraduate Bursaries 2017

This bursary opportunity has now closed. 

For 2017 we will be offering a means tested bursary of £800 to home students who have a household income of less than £16,000.  The bursary will be for every year of your full-time undergraduate studies.  You will be automatically assessed for this bursary and you must be paying full fees.  The bursary will aid you in your studies at Northumbria University.  You may also be eligible to receive a Rutherford Scholarship in addition to an undergraduate bursary. 

Eligibility to receive a bursary from Northumbria University will be determined when you apply for one or more elements of the Government's student finance package (Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan) and will be means-tested annually.  You do not need to apply for this bursary and we will notify you if you are eligible.  You will receive 25% in November, 25% in February and 50% in May.

Terms and Conditions Bursaries 2017 Entry

Please note the following students will not be eligible to receive a Northumbria Bursary.

  • Students undertaking PGCE courses leading to QTS
  • Students transferring in from another institution 
  • Students continuing directly from one course to another *(e.g. from Foundation Degrees or HND to the second or final year of an Honours degree) 
  • Students whose fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement
  • Students who are in receipt of an externally funded bursary (excluding care leavers bursary)
  • Students from the Channel Islands/Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the European Union

*Eligible foundation year students will receive a Northumbria Bursary

Care Leavers Bursary

This bursary opportunity has now closed. 

The Care Leavers Bursary offers £1,000 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 2017 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:

 sv.welfareandinternational@northumbria.ac.uk

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.

 

Further Information:

  • For information regarding changes to NHS Student Bursaries please click here.
  • For information on scholarships for students from the European Union please click here
  • If you are a current Northumbria student, and would like to review fees from previous years please visit MyNorthumbria.


Last updated: 05/01/2017


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