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We are delighted to announce Newcastle College University Centre Scholarships for 2023/24. The scholarships award up to £9,000 in fee waivers over the duration of two years for a Foundation Degree and three years for an undergraduate Honours Degree. (Top-Up) Degrees and Certificates of Higher Education are also considered for a one year scholarship for those who meet the criteria.

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What are the scholarships?

Our scholarships provide opportunity for those least likely to study a degree or have the chance to do so and have never studied at degree level before. This criteria is based on socio-economic research.

This is based on our widening access data and UK-wide research. As such, we offer a wide range of scholarships with targeted support for those identified as the least likely to study a degree.

  • Students from low household income or low socioeconomic status (Quintile 1)

  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic students

  • Disabled students

  • Woman in STEM

  • Care leavers

  • Young carers*

  • People estranged from their families

  • People from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

  • Refugees

  • Asylum seeker**

  • Students from military families***


* 'young people aged 14-25 who care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who could not cope without their support’

** NCUC offers the following financial awards each year: Three scholarships for asylum seekers OR those granted discretionary/limited leave to remain following an application for asylum, comprising a full tuition fee waiver

*** 'a person whose parent or carer serves in the Regular Armed Forces, or as a Reservist, or has done at any point during the first 25 years of that person’s life’.

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The Rachelle Waugh and Lisa Robson Scholarships

Newcastle College University Centre will award two scholarships in the form of full fee waivers. These scholarships are in memory of two staff members, Rachelle Waugh and Lisa Robson. These scholarships were first awarded in 2022/23.

Both Lisa and Rachelle were teachers who made a real difference to the lives of their students through their inspirational teaching and student support. The Rachelle Waugh and Lisa Robson Scholarships will ensure that, in their memories, both Lisa and Rachelle will continue to make a transformative difference to our students. These scholarships will be awarded to those students who have already made an application for scholarships in 22/23.

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How do our scholarships work?

Scholarships are available for two years for a Foundation Degree and three years for an undergraduate Honours Degree. (Top-Up) Degrees and Certificates of Higher Education are also considered for a one year scholarship.

All students who would like to be considered for a scholarship must complete and submit the online application form at the bottom of this page, including a supporting statement. Scholarships are competitive, with a limited number of awards available which will go to the applicants who most closely fulfil the assessment criteria.

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