Newcastle College University Centre Cash Bursary

Newcastle College University Centre Cash Bursaries

A bursary is a form of financial support that doesn’t need to be paid back. All students at Newcastle College University Centre will receive a guaranteed bursary of £400 for each year of their studies. This bursary will help you with the costs associated with studying a degree whether it’s for travel, accommodation, course materials or anything else that helps you with your studies.

Some students who meet additional criteria, will be eligible for an additional bursary.

Additional Bursary

Some students who meet certain criteria, as verified when they apply for one or more elements of the government's student finance package (Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan and Maintenance Grant) or determined by their home address as part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme may receive an additional £600 which will be assessed annually.

To be eligible for Newcastle College Bursary students must:

• have completed an Application for means tested Student Support through the Student Loans Company for one or more elements of the Government's student finance package (Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan and Maintenance Grant) and agree that their financial information can be shared with Newcastle College University Centre. 
• have been offered a place on a full-time degree undergraduate degree course or foundation degree course.
• be a resident in the UK at the start of their course.
• make or have made Newcastle College University Centre a firm choice.
• register on an undergraduate or Foundation Degree course at Newcastle College starting in September 2019

Newcastle College will check eligibility against the criteria listed above and based on the information supplied during the application process to Student Loans Company.

These checks will take place in early December 2019. In some cases, further verification may be required. An email will be sent if this is the case.

How to apply

Students do not need to make a formal application for the bursary, but you must have a means tested application for Student Support through the relevant awarding authority and agree that their financial information can be shared with Newcastle College. Students will be notified if they have been successful via email.

Bursary exemptions

The following students will not be eligible to receive a bursary:

  • Students transferring from another institution
  • Students whose fees are paid or part paid by an employer or other third party

Higher Education Hardship Fund

The Higher Education Hardship Fund may be available to full-time and part-time students who are experiencing financial disadvantages, Newcastle College University Centre will assess student's actual need for financial assistance before determining whether to award financial support. The funding allocated from the HE Hardship Fund is a discretionary award and is conditional on a minimum attendance of 90% at the University Centre.

Need further advice?

For further information on the financial support available to undergraduate students you can speak to Student Services on 0191 200 4000 or alternatively email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk