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Funding and Scholarship Information for UK Applicants

This information is for both Full and Part-Time students applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2024/25.

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.

Northumbria Sport Scholarships

Northumbria University are a leading institution for sport and offers a wide variety of opportunities for students looking to be involved in a quality competitive programme. This year Northumbria Sport have over 75 teams entered in the British University and Colleague Sport Leagues (BUCS).

Northumbria Sport supports around 175 student athletes each year across a range of sports through our tailored sports scholarship programme. Northumbria Sport offer scholarships to support athletes to have a dual career, enabling athletes to develop their sporting ability whilst gaining a quality degree!

We understand the demands of being a student athlete and we aim to support you to have a well-rounded approach to life. Our team of professional support staff work together to offer multi-disciplinary support in a high-performance environment. By combining this with additional opportunities within our volunteering, community, and student development programmes we aim to support you to build on your personal skills and profile in preparation for life after university.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW LIVE FOR THE 24/25 ACADEMIC YEAR

To express an interest in joining our Sport Scholarship programme APPLY NOW.

The application link will remain open all year round but please ensure you review the specific closing dates below to ensure you get your application in on time:

INTAKE CLOSING DATE
January 2024 07/01/2024
September 2024 31/08/2024
January 2025 05/01/2025

https://northumbriasport.com/student-athletes/scholarships

NU Belong

The Student Inclusion Team works with students from specific backgrounds or communities who face personal challenges and experiences which may differ from other students. We recognise that these challenges can often add to worries and pressures and can include financial difficulties alongside managing the commitment of full-time study whilst taking care of personal wellbeing.

Please see the main NU Belong webpage which details the support and eligibility criteria available to different students through the NU Belong package.

Funding

Student Finance England Funding

Find out if your fees are paid through Student Finance if you're from England.

Funding if you are from Scotland/Northern Ireland/Wales/Channel Islands

The London Pass Education Scholarship by Go City

Go City believe everyone deserves the chance to enjoy the best experiences a city has to offer but not all experiences are easily affordable on a student budget. Living costs are rising and so are the costs of books, tuition fees and expenses. For this reason, Go City wants to help students who are enrolled at a college or university in the U.K. by offering the chance to visit major attractions in London for free, while providing a one-time £3,000 academic scholarship award to put towards all those University musts.

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Bursaries

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trustees are offering bursaries to Full-Time Undergraduate students at UK Higher Education institutions.  If your parent or spouse is a grocer, pharmacist or commercial traveller, or you are employed yourself in this capacity, you could qualify for a bursary of up to £3,000 a year towards the cost of an Undergraduate degree.

Open to students who are:

  • A UK/Home applicant - This includes students domiciled in Jersey, Guernsey, The Channel Islands, Ireland, and Isle of Man
  • Studying for a Full-Time Undergraduate degree at a recognised UK university.
  • The child, spouse, widow, widower or personally employed as a commercial traveller, pharmacist, or grocer.
  • In ‘financial need’.

Funds are intended to alleviate financial hardship, by supporting maintenance, tuition and examination fees, travel costs, study materials or accommodation etc. Applicants must provide justification for their reasons for applying.

The maximum value of any bursary is £3,000 per annum for Undergraduates. The sum awarded will be adjusted according to individual circumstances, needs and the funds available.

The continuation of a bursary is dependent upon the student continuing their Full-Time registration, satisfactory academic performance, and there being no material change in the recipient's financial circumstances.

Students selected will not be eligible for any other scholarships during the period of the award.

Further information and application forms are available on the LeverhulmeTrade Charities Trust website.

 

John Bloom Law Bursary

Students who have a Teesside (TS) home postcode and are studying a first degree in law or closely related subject at Northumbria are eligible to apply for the John Bloom Law Bursary through the Tees Valley Community Foundation.

The successful student will receive £2,500 each year for up to three years, to be used to support any expenditure connected to their time at university.  Applicants will need to demonstrate academic success or practical experience directly connected to their decision to pursue a career in law.  Priority will be given to applicants who are experiencing financial hardship. 

Applications open on 1st October each year.  If you are a current student studying Law or a related subject and are interested in applying, please contact sue.vout@northumbria.ac.uk. You will receive an application form from the Tees Valley Community Foundation once applications open.

 

Funding for Education Courses

Discover more about your eligibility for Government funding if you are studying one of Northumbria's education courses.

NHS Student Services

Discover more about Government Bursaries to help with tuition fees for Healthcare and Social Work courses.

ELCAS (Funding from the Ministry of Defence)

Find out more information 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. 

Last updated: 26/04/2024

Funding and Scholarship Information for UK Applicants

This information is for both Full and Part-Time students applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2023/24.

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.

Please keep checking this page for further Undergraduate Scholarships.

Northumbria Sport Scholarships

Northumbria University are a leading institution for sport and offers a wide variety of opportunities for students looking to be involved in a quality competitive programme. This year Northumbria Sport have over 60 teams entered in the British University and Colleague Sport Leagues (BUCS).

Northumbria Sport supports around 150 student athletes each year across a range of sports through our tailored sports scholarship programme. Northumbria Sport offer scholarships to support athletes to have a dual career, enabling athletes to develop their sporting ability whilst gaining a quality degree.

We understand the demands of being a student athlete and we aim to support you to have a well-rounded approach to life. Our team of professional support staff work together to offer multi-disciplinary support in a high-performance environment. By combining this with additional opportunities within our volunteering, community, and student development programmes we aim to support you to build on your personal skills and profile in preparation for life after university.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR OUR SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY INTAKE FOR THE 2023-24 ACADEMIC YEAR.

Unless stated differently under the relevant scholarship, all scholarship applications will remain open until 23:59 on Thursday 31 August 2023.

More information on the variety of scholarship packages we offer can be found below: 

https://northumbriasport.com/student-athletes/scholarships

NU Belong

The Student Inclusion Team works with students from specific backgrounds or communities who face personal challenges and experiences which may differ from other students. We recognise that these challenges can often add to worries and pressures and can include financial difficulties alongside managing the commitment of full-time study whilst taking care of personal wellbeing.

Please see the main NU Belong webpage which details the support and eligibility criteria available to different students through the NU Belong package.

Funding

Student Finance England Funding

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

Funding if you are from Scotland/Northern Ireland/Wales/Channel Islands

John Bloom Law Bursary

Students who have a Teesside (TS) home postcode and are studying a first degree in law or closely related subject at Northumbria are eligible to apply for the John Bloom Law Bursary through the Tees Valley Community Foundation.

The successful student will receive £2,500 each year for up to three years, to be used to support any expenditure connected to their time at university.  Applicants will need to demonstrate academic success or practical experience directly connected to their decision to pursue a career in law.  Priority will be given to applicants who are experiencing financial hardship. 

Applications open on 1st October each year.  If you are a current student studying Law or a related subject and are interested in applying, please contact sue.vout@northumbria.ac.uk. You will receive an application form from the Tees Valley Community Foundation once applications open.

 

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.

NHS Student Services

Click here to find out about Government Bursaries to help with tuition fees for Healthcare and 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. 

Last updated: 13/07/2023


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