Need help finding accommodation?
There are a range of accommodation options for students in Newcastle upon Tyne. We would always advise that you book your accommodation as soon as you receive your unconditional offer. You can organise your accommodation yourself or alternatively you can contact our International Office for support. Download our accommodation form and return to email@example.comDownload
Who is eligible for a Advanced Learning Loan?
Whether you qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan depends on:
Loans can only be used to fund the following types of qualification:
A-Levels and AS-Levels (up to a maximum of four full A-Levels), Access to Higher Education Diplomas, vocational qualifications including technical and professional qualifications at Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6.
if the loan is for an Access to Higher Education course and you subsequently go on to complete your degree then you won’t have to pay back your Advanced Learning Loan.
you must be 19 or older on the first day of your course
Your nationality or residency status
be living in the UK on the first day of your course
have been living in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for 3 years before starting your course
be a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (this means there’s no restrictions on how long you can stay)
How do I apply?
You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan using an online application form available on the GOV.UK website
To apply online, you must first have been issued with a Learning and Funding Information Letter, from your School Office at Newcastle College.
How much can I get?
The loan amount you are able to receive will depend on the type of course you take and how much the fees are for the course. The minimum loan you can receive is £300.
What other support is available?
Newcastle College Childcare Fund
If you are aged 20+ you can apply for support for childcare costs from the college’s Learner Support Funds. The childcare fund is a sum of money provided to colleges each year by government funding agencies and there are clear rules about how this money can be used to support learners.
The amount of support we may be able to offer you will depend on your student timetable and the age(s) of your child(ren).
To be eligible for childcare assistance from this fund you must:
Be an enrolled learner at Newcastle College on an FE funded course.
Have been resident in England or Wales for the last three years.
Be in receipt of an eligible means tested benefit e.g. Income Support, Housing Benefit, Working
Tax Credit or have a household income below £25,000
Be aged 20 or over at 31 August 2016.
In receipt of an Advanced Learner Loan if you are a 19+ Learner studying a Level 3 or Level 4 course.
19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund
The 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF) is a government fund. The assistance you receive is a discretionary award and it will always be conditional on your attendance in college. This fund is to help you if you find yourself in financial hardship and the College will determine how much you may be able to receive.
This fund may be able to help you with:
Course related costs
Residential Self Catering
Newcastle upon Tyne has a wide variety of purpose built student accommodation, ran by independent providers. Most are centrally located and are within walking distance to Newcastle College’s Rye Hill campus. You can book directly with the provider via the links below.
Live with a local host
Homestay accommodation is where you rent the spare room of a real home while the homeowner is there. It's a great way to improve your English and can help you learn more about British culture and way of life. It is also a great way for you to adjust to your new surroundings if it’s your first time in the UK.
You will be placed with a host who will provide you a comfortable room with study desk. The cost of rent includes all utility bills (Electricity, water etc) and internet facilities.
The cost of Homestay is £150 per week and is paid on a 4 weekly basis (£600). The first payment is made directly to the host on arrival. If you are staying with a host for less than 4 weeks you pay the full balance on arrival.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or complete our Accommodation Support form below.
Find your own private letting
Accommodation which is not purpose built for students and where students live in furnished flats or houses is called private accommodation. Newcastle College does not carry out any checks on private accommodation and students and parents or guardians need to satisfy themselves that the accommodation is acceptable.
Newcastle College are not able to arrange viewings with private landlords and we cannot enquire with private lettings companies on your behalf. We can advise on how to make contact with private lettings companies in the city and we can give you some useful tips on how to approach this kind of accommodation option.
Phone landlords and make appointments to view properties. You should take details of many addresses as by the time you get to see them, some will have already gone and others may not be very good. Visit landlords and inspect properties. If the current students are still in occupation, ask if it is alright to have a look around. Most students will not mind. Ask the current occupants about any practical problems they may have had.
We recommend that you take a friend with you on all viewings and that you do not accept any property until you have inspected it.
If you think privately let accommodation is the option for you and you would like further information regarding letting agents in the city please contact the International Office:
Additional Support Available
Adult Support Fund
Find out if you could be eligible for financial support to help with travel, childcare and equipment.
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