Newcastle College University Centre Scholarships

What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is a type of non-repayable financial support. Scholarships are usually competitive (i.e. there are a limited number of awards which go to the applicant/s who most closely fulfil the assessment criteria). There is a formal application process for scholarships.

Scholarships are reviewed on a regular basis and the College reserves the right to withdraw, amend or introduce new scholarships at any time. Scholarships are offered subject to funding and availability.

Newcastle College University Centre Scholarships 2018/19

A limited number of scholarships of up to £9,000 awarded as fee waivers over the duration of the programme to students who meet the criteria. Two year scholarships for a Foundation Degree and three years for an Honours Degree. (Top-Up) Degrees are also considered for scholarships. All students who would like to be considered for a scholarship will have to complete and submit an application form including a supporting statement. All scholarships are based on applicants meeting certain criteria. Newcastle Colleges’ decision on all applications will be final.

To be eligible to apply for a Newcastle College Scholarship students must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • have been offered a place on a full-time undergraduate degree course or foundation degree course
  • be a resident in the UK
  • 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
  • not be in receipt of full or part payment of fees through a sponsorship arrangement
  • be new entrants to higher education in 2018
  • make/have made Newcastle College a firm or only choice
  • register on an undergraduate/foundation degree course at Newcastle College in September.

In addition, student applicants must fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  • be a student with a disability in receipt of a Disability Living Allowance
  • be a looked-after child/care leaver
  • be a Young Carer at the start of the academic year 2018/19
  • hold Refugee status
  • hold Asylum Seeker status
  • be in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • be female and have applied for one of our STEM Foundation Degree or Honours Degree*
  • have completed a minimum of 3 years’ military service since their eighteenth birthday in the British Armed Forces
  • be a white, working class British male and live in a polar 1 or polar 2 postcode

If you are a first generation in the family to study in higher education this will help support your application, but will not exclude anyone who isn’t.

You can find out about each of the scholarships by downloading the Newcastle College University Centre Scholarship Factsheet

The application process


1) Students will complete and submit an online application to apply for one of the seven scholarships.*
2) Online applications must be submitted by the closing date of Monday 14 January 2019.
3) All applications will be collated and sent to the Scholarship Committee** who meet five days after the submission deadline.
4) The board reviews all of the applications submitted and a decision is made based on the evidence provided. Where there is a split decision, the chair will make the final decision.
5) If the decision is yes, the student will be awarded a scholarship and informed by email, a written letter will follow. If the decision is no the student's application will be rejected and the student will be informed by email, a written letter will follow. All students will be informed by Monday 21 January 2019.

The board's decision is final.

* Eligibility criteria applies
**The scholarship committee is made up of five members of academic and non-academic staff.

Register your interest

You can register your interest in a scholarship by completing the form below and a member of the team will come back to you.

Newcastle College University Centre Scholarships

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