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 24/25 Funding and Scholarships Information for International Applicants

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This information is for Postgraduate applicants with Overseas fee status applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic years 24/25.

Northumbria University is committed to supporting the best students with outstanding academic ability.  We offer a number of support packages for students depending on academic achievement or personal financial circumstances; each of the tabs below will provide you with further information.

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

International Postgraduate Scholarships

Alumni Discount for continuing and former Northumbria students

The Bar Scholarship for September 2024 - Applications are now closed

Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarship for September 2024 - Applications are now closed

Postgraduate UK International Scholarship for September 2024 - Specific terms and conditions apply.  You must be currently studying at a UK institution.



US Financial Aid

Northumbria University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Programme. If you are an American student studying an Undergraduate or Masters course at Northumbria then you should apply for loans by completing a free application for Student Aid at 

Please see our Financial Aid pages for further information.

FINS Educational Loan for EU Students

The FINS loan scheme, developed by the EDUCATIVA Group with the support of the European Union and guaranteed by the European Investment Fund, is available to all students from an EU member state that lack the financial resources to pursue higher education abroad. 


FINS loans are available to all EU students that want to either apply, have applied or have already received an offer to study a Postgraduate course at Northumbria University Newcastle.

Loan Amount:

EU students can access up to EUR 25.000 for Postgraduate studies.


You must be a citizen of an EU member state

You must have a good academic record

You must have a clean financial record, e.g. not blacklisted with any outstanding/unpaid debts for previous loans by any other financial institutions

Further criteria may also apply as detailed on the FINS website

The FINS loan scheme is flexible and can be used for the following:

Tuition fee

Monthly living costs of meals and rent (including rent deposit)

Books and other study materials or equipment

Medical Insurance


Urgent expenses

Application process: 

As soon as you know which university you want to go to, you can get in touch via the FINS website.


There is no deadline date, but we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

For further information please contact

 **Please note that this is a private loan scheme – fees, interest rates and penalties may apply**

Northumbria University is an independent educational institution and is in no way associated, nor has any stakes, in the FINS Student Loan Company.  The University is not liable in any way for the arrangements and actions of FINS and we encourage all our potential students to carefully conduct their research before proceeding in any agreements.


Chevening Scholarships

What are Chevening Scholarships?

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from 144 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU).

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there after your studies;

Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK;

Demonstrate that you have achieved the Chevening minimum English language requirement;

Have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship;

Be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university;

Return to your home country at the end of your Scholarship.

Most Chevening Scholarships cover:

Tuition fees;

A living allowance at a set rate (for one individual);

An economy class return airfare to the UK;

Additional grants to cover essential expenditure.

Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.

When do applications for Chevening Scholarships open?

Applications for Chevening Scholarships open in the autumn. Exact dates will be available on the country pages of

How to apply for a Chevening Scholarship:

Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of

Further information:

For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at

Follow Chevening on Twitter @cheveningfco

Find Chevening on Facebook: 

For queries, please email:


Home - normally, in order to be classed as a home student, you will need to have been living in the UK for at least three years for purposes other than education and have settled status.  Further information can be found by referring to the UKCISA website. 

Bursary – a bursary is a means tested financial award given to students who meet the criteria of the scheme.  Not all bursaries are given in cash, but could be services or resources of an equivalent financial value.

Scholarship – a financial award given to eligible students who meet the academic threshold as determined by the scheme.

Sponsorship arrangement - if your fees are being paid in full or part by another sponsor (such as an employer, charity or trust) this will be considered as a sponsorship arrangement. 

Self-funding - students who are assuming full responsibility for the funding of their course. Please note students in receipt of a loan from the Student Loan Company are identified as a self-funding student.

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