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Fund Your Future | January Scholarship 2018

Postgraduate students can benefit from a scholarship worth up to 100% of the year one Masters tuition fee for courses starting this January.

Fund Your Future | January Scholarship 2018

Northumbria University is committed to supporting students in achieving their studying goals. The January postgraduate offer seeks to award students who choose to study at Northumbria University and enrol in January 2018.

The January 2018 Scholarship comprises five generous awards; two full-fee discounts and three half-fee discounts. This means you could gain a Masters degree for free*.

To apply, please complete and submit the short application form below before midnight on Wednesday 13th December.

You must hold an offer for one of our selected full-time postgraduate courses, taught at our Newcastle-upon-Tyne campus, to be eligible for this scheme.

You may also be eligible for the Government's Masters loan of up to £10,280 to support postgraduate study in January.

Who is eligible for this scholarship ?

To be eligible to apply for the Fund Your Future January 2018 Scholarship scheme, you must:

  • be a UK, EU or 'home fees'** applicant, who has achieved a degree from any UK higher education institution or EU higher education institution. Click here for a list of EU equivalent qualifications
  • apply for an eligible Masters course (see our January courses here) and be in receipt of an offer from Northumbria University. Please note that Social Work and Midwifery are excluded from this offer
  • meet all the individual course entrance requirements
  • be a self-funded student
  • not be studying programmes funded by the TDA or NHS, or have fees which are paid in full or in part through a sponsorship arrangement, i.e. employer funded and/or other charity funded scholarships

What is the selection process?

There is a competitive selection process for this Scholarship scheme. Applicants need to apply via an online application form; a selection panel will consider all eligible applications.

Applications will be considered on the strength of their response to one set question. Successful applicants will be notified no later than week commencing 18th December.

Important information

  • All students selected for a January 2018 scholarship will no longer be eligible for any other Postgraduate discounts
  • Students will receive either a 100% or 50% discount on full-time Newcastle-upon-Tyne course tuition fees*. The reduction to the PGT fees will be made following enrolment
  • Students are still able to apply, and may be eligible for the Government Loan and other sources of finance to support PGT study. For more detail visit our Fees and Scholarships webpages.
  • Scholarships only apply to courses studied full-time on campus commencing in January 2018
  • Funding is only provided in the first year of study, if the course duration is longer than one year OR the 100% or 50% discount is applied to all years of study, pro rata
  • Funding is awarded as a fee waiver and is not a cash sum

All UK and EU students who pause their programme of study* at Northumbria University will be liable to pay a tuition fee depending on the term in which you pause or cease your programme:

  • During term 1 you will be charged 25% of the total academic year's fee
  • During term 2 you will be charged 50% of the total academic year's fee
  • During term 3 you will be charged 100% of the total academic year's fee
  • If you defer your place, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn

The University's decision is final and cannot be challenged; there is no right of appeal.

Please note - your course application form will not be considered in conjunction with your application form for the January 2018 Scholarship.

Terms & Conditions

  • There are 2 x full-fee discounts and 3 x half-fee discounts, the 'fee' relates to a full-time one year Masters course with the standard fee of £5,665
  • Funding is only applied to the first year of study or if the course is longer, pro rata
  • All eligible courses are full-time and taught on campus (excluding London campus courses). Distance Learning courses, part-time courses and courses taught outside Northumbria's City and Coach Lane campuses are excluded
  • Courses excluded from this offer are Social Work and Midwifery Studies
  • The full and half fee waiver is not awarded alongside 20% alumni discount or 10% and 5% academic scholarship
  • Students who have been awarded fee waivers will receive 100% or 50% tuition fee discount on Year 1 Programme Fees depending upon which Scholarship Award is relevant
  • Fee Waivers will not be paid as a cash sum
  • If a recipient of a fee waiver withdraws, defers, suspends or interrups their studies or are excluded from the programme, the recipient will be liable to repay the full amount of the Scholarship to Northumbria immediately and no later than fourteen (14) calendar days of such withdrawal, deferment, suspension, interruption or exclusion


To enter, complete the application form below, answering the following question:

Why is Northumbria University a great place to prepare for your future?

All applications will be considered by a selection panel made up of Northumbria University staff. Applications for the scheme close at midnight on Sunday 3rd December and any applications submitted after this date will not be considered. Fee Waivers will only be awarded where an applicant has accepted their Masters offer.



* Relates to a full-time one year Masters course with the standard fee of £5,665

** Normally, in order to be classed as a home student, you will need to have been living in the UK or an EU Member State 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.

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