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UK/EU Undergraduate Funding and Scholarships

Everything you need to know about undergraduate funding and scholarship opportunities at Northumbria University for Home/UK and EU students. Navigate between the tabs to find out more about our fees for different academic years.

 

2019/20 Funding, 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 2019/20.

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 Scholarship

Rutherford Scholarship Scheme

Click here to find out more about our undergraduate academic excellence scholarships.

Funding

Student Finance England Funding

Click here to view find out more if your fees are paid through Student Finance England.

Funding if You Are From Scotland/Northern Ireland/Wales/Channel Islands

  • Click here for the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

  • Click here for Northern Ireland Direct Student Finance

  • Click here for Student Finance Wales.

  • If you are from the Channel Islands, click here for Guernsey, here for Jersey, or here for the Isle of Man.

Funding for Education Courses

Click here if to find out if you are eligible for government funding if you are studying one of Northumbria's education courses.

Funding for Healthcare Courses

Click here to find out if you are eligible for government funding if you are studying one of Northumbria's healthcare courses.

Bursaries for Social Work Students

Click here to find out about Government Bursaries to help with tuition fees for Social Work courses.

ELCAS (Funding from the Ministry of Defence)

Click here to find out more about ELCAS funding.

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:

  • Click here to find out more information about Undergraduate Tuition Fees.
  • Some of our courses incur additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fee. Find out more here.
  • Find information on your fee liability, should you exit your course early 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: 15/10/2018

2018/19 Scholarships & Discounts Information for Full-time Home/UK and EU Applicants

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

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.

University Scholarships

Rutherford Scholarship Scheme 2018 (for UK students) 

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 (for UK students)  

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 (for UK students)

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

 

 

EU Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships (for EU students)

The University will offer scholarships of £2,000 to students from EU member states who meet specific academic criteria and successfully enrol on a full-time undergraduate programme.  Please note that scholarships are only available to students who are ordinarily resident in an EU member state outside the UK.  EU citizens who are already living in the UK cannot benefit from this scheme. 

Scholarships will be paid to students in three instalments,  25% in November 2018, 25% in February 2019 and 50% in May 2019.  There is no need to submit a separate application for this scholarship.  All EU students who successfully enrol at the University will be automatically assessed and scholarships awarded to those who meet the academic criteria shown below. 

The table below outlines the academic requirements students must meet to be eligible for an award under this scheme. If your country is not listed, please contact us via email for further information.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Country Academic Requirements

Austria Matura/Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis (High School Leaving Certificate) with an overall grade of 1.5 
Belgium Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts; Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur; Getuignschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs; or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe Sekundarunterrichts with an overall grade of 8/10 or 17/20
Bulgaria Diplomaza Sredno Obrazonvaine (Diploma of Secondary Education) with an overall score of 5.6
Croatia Svjedodžba o Maturi with an overall grade of 4.0
Cyprus (EU) Apolytirion  with an overall grade of 19 
Czech Republic Maturita/Maturitni Zkouška Vysvedcení/Maturitní Zkoušcewith an overall grade of 1.5
Denmark Studentereksamen (or equivalent) or Højere Forberedelseseksamen with an overvall grade of 10
Estonia Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate) with overall grade of 4.5 with 75% average in Riigieksamid (State Examinations)
Finland Ylioppilastutkinoto/Studentexamen with an overall grade of Eximia cum laude approbatur (6)
France
  • Baccalauréat Général or Baccalauréat Technologique with an overall grade of 14
  • Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) with an overall grade of 12
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) overall grade of 1.5
Gibraltar 144 UCAS tariff points
Greece Apolytirion with an overall score of 19 
Hungary Érettségi (High School Leaving Certificate) with an overall grade of 4
Ireland 144 UCAS tariff points
Italy Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall grade of 85/100 
Latvia Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) with an overall grade of 9.0
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas (matura) with an overall grade of 9.0
Luxembourg Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires with overall grade of 47
Malta Matriculation Certificate – Advanced level with a grade of A
Netherlands Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) or Diploma Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs, niveau 4 (MBO) with an overall grade of 8.0
Poland Matura with overall average of 85% 
Portugal Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação with an overall grade of 17.
Romania Romanian Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall grade of 8.5 
Slovakia Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške/Maturita (School leaving certificate) with an overall grade of 1.5 
Slovenia Matura with an overall grade of 4.0
Spain Titulo de Bachiller with an overall grade of 8.0
Sweden Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg  with overall grade of VG (Godkänd/pass) or B/17.5 
All EU Nations Outside the UK
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with overall score of 35
  • UK A-Levels with UCAS tarrif of 144 points

I am Northumbria Global Scholarship (for EU students)

The University will be awarding scholarships of up to £9,250 to EU undergraduate students joining the University in September 2018.  All you need to do is produce a 30 second video which will be shared via the University’s social media channels.  Only students who hold an offer for an Undergraduate programme starting in September 2018 will be able to compete for these high value scholarships.*  Please submit an application through UCAS to ensure you are eligible for this scheme. 

*Students who are successfully awarded the I Am Northumbria Global Scholarship will become ineligible for the EU Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship.

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Funding

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.

ELCAS (Funding from the Ministry of Defence)

Click here to find out more about ELCAS funding.

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.

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 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: 16/10/2018


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