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Masters Funding

Northumbria offers several generous scholarships and tuition fee discounts to students who wish to study for a Masters or Postgraduate Research degree. Navigate between the tabs to find out more about our discounts from different academic years.

2018 Scholarships & Discount Information for UK & EU Applicants

This information is for postgraduate applicants applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2018/19, including students enrolling in January 2019.

In this changing world Northumbria is dedicated to support our students to achieve their ambitions, to encourage their curiosity, creativity and confidence, so they can confront the challenges of the future head on. 

Masters or Postgraduate Research study may give your career the edge you need to reach your goals, or to change direction. Northumbria offers affordable fees and payment plans for Masters study. Find out about our Masters tuition fees here.

Financial support opportunities have associated eligibility conditions, therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements and observe application processes and deadlines.

#TakeOnTomorrow Scholarship

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our #TakeOnTomorrow Scholarships. A unique opportunity for you to join us for a full-time Masters in September 2018, with a 100% fee waiver. If you’re ready to make a remarkable impact on the world, you’re interested in one of our selected Masters courses and you meet all of the eligibility criteria, then what are you waiting for?

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

At Northumbria University, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions across a diverse network of subjects. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our 2018/19 Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.

A remarkable opportunity to receive a tuition fee discount towards one of over 40 different full-time Masters starting in September 2018.

Apply now, and get ready to take on tomorrow. The deadline for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship applications is 12:00 (midday) on Tuesday 17 July 2018.

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Alumni Discount

If you are a graduate of Northumbria University at either Degree, Masters, or Postgraduate Research level you may be eligible to receive a discount on your tuition fees (pro rata if your course is more than one year) of most Masters and Postgraduate Research programmes. This discount applies to full and part-time students, and is available to students studying at our Newcastle and London campuses, or via distance learning.

Eligible award levels used are those recognised and published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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Government Loan for Masters Study

If you plan to take a Master’s course from 1 August 2017, you may be able to get a Master's Loan to help with course fees and living costs. You have to repay your Master's Loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment. You can also get extra support if you have a disability.

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MArch Discount for Architecture Students

If you are a successful Architecture graduate of Northumbria University, you may be eligible to receive a tuition fee discount for the MArch postgraduate course, discover more for further eligibility information and conditions.

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Funding for Education Courses

If you are studying on one of Northumbria's postgraduate education courses you may be eligible to receive a Government Bursary to help support your time at University, find out more here. Alternatively you may be eligible to receive TeachFirst funding, find out more here.

Bursaries for Social Work Students

If you are studying on Northumbria's postgraduate Social Work course, you may be eligible to receive a Bursary from the UK Government to help support your time at University, find out more here

Employer Sponsorship

Many Masters students are sponsored by their employers. If your chosen course is relevant to your current job, your employer may be able to offer some assistance towards the cost of your study. Such assistance could range from a contribution towards the cost of books or materials, day release or provision of study time, to full funding.

Other Sources of Masters Funding

There are a number of other sources of funding available. There are Government backed schemes such as the Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) and many private providers offer loans to students that help to contribute towards tuition fees and living costs whilst studying. We would always encourage students to research the full range of options for funding, and ensure that they are completely clear about what they are signing up for before they commit.

Sources of funding that might be worth investigating include:

In relation to loans, Northumbria University does not endorse or recommend any particular companies or products, and it is important to check all details and terms and conditions before applying for or taking out a loan, ensuring that you are aware of repayment schedules, and interest rates and other charges that might be applied.

Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you’re studying.

Providers, such as Future Finance, offer loans to cover tuition fees and costs of living, with variable interest rates depending on your credit history. (N.B. Northumbria does not endorse or have any connection with Future Finance and we are not able to advise on specific financial products of this or other companies.) Loans are available for both UK and international students (including EU). Loans generally have arrangement fees and may require a guarantor. Repayments may start before you have graduated from your course and, where this is the case, you must ensure that you are able to meet the loan repayments in addition to meeting all of your other course and living costs.

If you have any further queries about postgraduate funding and you would like to speak to an Adviser, please come to a drop-in session at Student Central, Library Building, City Campus West:

Mon-Fri (10.00am-4.00pm)

Wed (1.00pm-4.00pm)

Tel: 0191 227 4127

E: sv.welfareandinternational@northumbria.ac.uk

Other Sources of Postgraduate Research Funding

There are a number of other sources of funding available. There are Government backed schemes such as the Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) and many private providers offer loans to students that help to contribute towards tuition fees and living costs whilst studying. We would always encourage students to research the full range of options for funding, and ensure that they are completely clear about what they are signing up for before they commit.

Research Studentships

Northumbria University offers a range of funding schemes to support research students. These include full-time Doctoral studentships including payment of a stipend and home fees.

These may be funded wholly by Northumbria University or in collaboration with external partners. In addition, Doctoral studentships funded by UK Research Councils may be on offer at Northumbria.

If you are an applicant from overseas, you should also consider if funding opportunities are offered by your own government. To view all current studentships vacancies at Northumbria, visit our research degree opportunities page.

Other sources of funding that might be worth investigating include:

In relation to loans, Northumbria University does not endorse or recommend any particular companies or products, and it is important to check all details and terms and conditions before applying for or taking out a loan, ensuring that you are aware of repayment schedules, and interest rates and other charges that might be applied.

Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you’re studying.

Providers, such as Future Finance, offer loans to cover tuition fees and costs of living, with variable interest rates depending on your credit history. (N.B. Northumbria does not endorse or have any connection with Future Finance and we are not able to advise on specific financial products of this or other companies.) Loans are available for both UK and international students (including EU). Loans generally have arrangement fees and may require a guarantor. Repayments may start before you have graduated from your course and, where this is the case, you must ensure that you are able to meet the loan repayments in addition to meeting all of your other course and living costs.

If you have any further queries about postgraduate funding and you would like to speak to an Adviser, please come to a drop-in session at Student Central, Library Building, City Campus West:

Mon-Fri (10.00am-4.00pm)

Wed (1.00pm-4.00pm)

Tel: 0191 227 4127

E: sv.welfareandinternational@northumbria.ac.uk

Further Information

  • Find out about our International scholarships and discounts here.
  • Find out about our scholarships and discounts for Distance Leaners here.
  • For information on Undergraduate scholarships and discounts here.
  • If you are a current Northumbria student, and would like to review fees from previous years please visit MyNorthumbria.
  • If you have any further queries about fees and funding, and you would like to speak to an adviser, drop-in to Student Central, Library Building, City Campus West. You can also contact us via email, or call 0191 227 4127

Last updated: 07/02/2018

Funding for Full & Part time Postgraduate UK Students Entering in 2017/18

This information is for applicants applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2018/19, including students enrolling in January 2019. 

Northumbria University is committed to supporting students through financial aid, the following scholarships and discounts assist students who wish to undertake postgraduate (taught or research) level study.

Financial support opportunities have associated eligibility conditions, therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements and observe application processes and deadlines.

One source of financial support may not be adequate to cover all of your expenditure. Consequently, it is a good idea to begin by working out a realistic estimate of what you will need to cover your tuition fees and living costs, and then to be prepared to look for financial support to cover these from a range of sources .These may include: 

  • University funds
  • Professional Career Development Loans (PCDLs)** and/or private borrowing (loans)
  • Grants from charities or trusts
  • Combine paid work with your study (the University’s Careers and Employment Service can help you source paid work)
  • Employer sponsorship
  • For dedicated postgraduate funding awards please visit http://www.postgraduatefunding.com/
  • Full-time students may choose to spread the cost of course fees with Northumbria's Easy Payment Terms

*Please note that not all postgraduate programmes are covered by the Postgraduate Loan e.g. Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma.

**(Unless you are from Scotland where a tuition fee loan can be applied for, for full or part time postgraduate students.)

Alumni Discounts

If you are a graduate of Northumbria University at either Degree, Masters, or Postgraduate Research level you will automatically receive a 20% discount on your tuition fees (pro rata if your course is more than one year) of most Masters and Postgraduate Research programmes. This discount applies to full and part-time students, and is available to students studying at our Newcastle and London campuses, or via distance learning.*

Eligible award levels used are those recognised and published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

*Terms & conditions apply, please check your eligibility before you apply.

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Academic Scholarships (PGT students only) 2017/18

If you are a normal resident of the UK with a first class or 2:1 degree from another University, you may be eligible for Northumbria's Academic Scholarship scheme. The Academic Scholarship is applied automatically to most postgraduate taught courses, so there is no need to apply.

  • If you have a UK first class honours degree you will receive a 10% tuition fee discount.* 
  • If you have a UK degree awarded as a 2:1 you will receive a 5% tuition fee discount.*

If you are an International student please click here.

If you are a European Union student please click here.

Please note - The Academic Scholarship cannot be used with any Alumni discounts. Northumbria Alumni are not eligible to apply for the Academic Scholarship scheme.

Other funding support may be obtained from a range of sources outside the University.

Students may also be eligible to apply for the government loan of up to £10,280 to support postgraduate study.

*This scholarship applies only to courses studied on campus - distance learning courses do not qualify.

Students on Postgraduate Teacher Training courses are eligible for the Northumbria Academic scholarship provided they do not qualify for Government Training Bursaries. The Academic Scholarships scheme is not available to students  undertaking courses funded by the NHS, or those students studying the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or MArch. Northumbria Academic Scholarships do not apply to postgraduate research courses.

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (PGT students only) 2017/18

To award students who achieve academic excellence, Northumbria University offers the postgraduate Vice-Chancellor Scholarship Scheme.*

*Terms & conditions apply. Please check eligibility before submitting an application.

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MArch Discount 2018/19

If you are a successful Architecture graduate of Northumbria University, you may be eligible to receive a discount on the annual tuition fees for the MArch postgraduate course, discover more for further eligibility terms and conditions. 

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Government Loan for Masters Study 

If you plan to take a postgraduate master’s course from 1 August 2017, you may be able to get a Postgraduate Loan to help with course fees and living costs.

You have to repay your Postgraduate Loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment.

You can also get extra support if you have a disability.

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Team Northumbria Athlete Scholarships

Northumbria University, are committed to raising the bar and helping you realise your ambitions as a performance athlete. Along with excellent scholarship packages which can offer funding towards accommodation and fees, we can also provide a range of support packages to aid Performance Athletes.

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Employer Sponsorship

Many students are sponsored by their employers. If the programme is relevant to your current job, your employer may be able to offer some assistance toward your study. Such assistance could range from a contribution towards the cost of books or materials, day release or provision of study time, to full funding.

Other Sources of Postgraduate Taught Funding

There are a number of other sources of funding available. There are Government backed schemes such as the Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) and many private providers offer loans to students that help to contribute towards tuition fees and living costs whilst studying. We would always encourage students to research the full range of options for funding, and ensure that they are completely clear about what they are signing up for before they commit.

Sources of funding that might be worth investigating include:

In relation to loans, Northumbria University does not endorse or recommend any particular companies or products, and it is important to check all details and terms and conditions before applying for or taking out a loan, ensuring that you are aware of repayment schedules, and interest rates and other charges that might be applied.

Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you’re studying.

Providers, such as Future Finance, offer loans to cover tuition fees and costs of living, with variable interest rates depending on your credit history. (N.B. Northumbria does not endorse or have any connection with Future Finance and we are not able to advise on specific financial products of this or other companies.) Loans are available for both UK and international students (including EU). Loans generally have arrangement fees and may require a guarantor. Repayments may start before you have graduated from your course and, where this is the case, you must ensure that you are able to meet the loan repayments in addition to meeting all of your other course and living costs.

If you have any further queries about postgraduate funding and you would like to speak to an Adviser, please come to a drop-in session at Student Central, Library Building, City Campus West:

Mon-Fri (10.00am-4.00pm)

Wed (1.00pm-4.00pm only)

Tel: 0191 227 4127

E: sv.welfareandinternational@northumbria.ac.uk

Other Sources of Postgraduate Research Funding

There are a number of other sources of funding available. There are Government backed schemes such as the Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) and many private providers offer loans to students that help to contribute towards tuition fees and living costs whilst studying. We would always encourage students to research the full range of options for funding, and ensure that they are completely clear about what they are signing up for before they commit.

Research Studentships

Northumbria University offers a range of funding schemes to support research students. These include full-time Doctoral studentships including payment of a stipend and home fees.

These may be funded wholly by Northumbria University or in collaboration with external partners. In addition, Doctoral studentships funded by UK Research Councils may be on offer at Northumbria.

If you are an applicant from overseas, you should also consider if funding opportunities are offered by your own government. To view all current studentships vacancies at Northumbria, visit our research degree opportunities page.

Other sources of funding that might be worth investigating include:

In relation to loans, Northumbria University does not endorse or recommend any particular companies or products, and it is important to check all details and terms and conditions before applying for or taking out a loan, ensuring that you are aware of repayment schedules, and interest rates and other charges that might be applied.

Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you’re studying.

Providers, such as Future Finance, offer loans to cover tuition fees and costs of living, with variable interest rates depending on your credit history. (N.B. Northumbria does not endorse or have any connection with Future Finance and we are not able to advise on specific financial products of this or other companies.) Loans are available for both UK and international students (including EU). Loans generally have arrangement fees and may require a guarantor. Repayments may start before you have graduated from your course and, where this is the case, you must ensure that you are able to meet the loan repayments in addition to meeting all of your other course and living costs.

If you have any further queries about postgraduate funding and you would like to speak to an Adviser, please come to a drop-in session at Student Central, Library Building, City Campus West:

Mon-Fri (10.00am-4.00pm)

Wed (1.00pm-4.00pm only)

Tel: 0191 227 4127

E: sv.welfareandinternational@northumbria.ac.uk

 


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  • For information on postgraduate discounts and scholarships for International students please click here.
  • For information on postgraduate funding for EU students please click here.
  • To see how you may be able to spread the cost of you tuition fees with Northumbria's Easy Terms click here.
  • Please visit MyNorthumbria for information regarding postgraduate funding schemes between 2014 to 2016.

 

Last updated:21/07/2017

 

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