Scholarships for Home Students

Sandman Scholarship

Who is the award for?

These scholarships, provided by the Sandman Hotel Group (UK) Ltd, are available to home students accepted on to an undergraduate degree programme in either the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering or the School of Computing Science.

Award amount

Each scholarship is worth £2,500 per year.

Further information

See the Sandman Scholarship pages on the undergraduate website for further details including eligibility and how to apply.

Whitton, Wilson Campbell & Cochrane Scholarships

Who is the award for?

The awards are aimed at talented UK undergraduate students entering the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.

Award amount

Each scholarship is worth up to £4000.

Eligibility criteria

These scholarships are awarded to applicants if three of their GCE A-Level grades are A*AA (or better) from any of the following four A Level subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Chemistry

Students who choose us as their Insurance Choice, who are offered a place through UCAS Clearing, or who transfer from other schools in Newcastle University, are NOT eligible for these Scholarships.

Equivalent grades for other qualifications are determined by the School but the following will normally apply:

  • if other GCE A-Level subjects (not including General Studies) are offered, an A* grade will be generally be accepted in the alternative subject
  • Scottish Advanced Highers will be treated as GCE A-levels
  • for International Baccalaureate: IB 42 points overall with a minimum of 6 points in each of HL Mathematics and HL Physics.
  • for Edexcel / BTEC HND or HNC: 60% of credits at Distinction Level with no units lower than a Merit and must include Distinctions in all mathematical and analytical science units taken
  • for BTEC National Diploma (Foundation Year entry only): DDD overall.
How many awards are available?

Available to any UK undergraduate student applying for first year (Stage 1) or Foundation Year (Stage 0) entry, who makes a degree programme from School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering their UCAS first choice.  The total number of scholarships is not limited.

How to apply

You don't need to apply for these awards or complete an application form. Successful students will be identified using the information you have provided on your UCAS application and on your online application for loans and grants to the above assessing organisations. The University will use this information to identify those to whom the scholarships are to be awarded.

Scholarship conditions

The scholarship payments are conditional upon:

  • continuing registration on the School's degree programmes
  • good progress and attendance in Semester 1 of the academic year in which the payment is expected
  • achieving an average of at least 65% with no failed subjects in the end of the academic year's examinations in all previous years
When will the award be paid?

The scholarships will be paid at the start of each Semester 2. In Stage 1 £750, Stage 2 £750, Stage 3 £1250 and Stage 4 £1250. Foundation Year (Stage 0) entrants will receive an extra £750 in Semester 2 of Stage 0.

How to find out more
More information about the scholarships

Wilson William Campbell (1913-1975) was a distinguished Tyneside engineer, whose roles included development of innovative electrical power plant, contributor to World Energy Congress, Vice-President of the I.Mech.E., Commissioner and Synod Chairman for the Church of England and Visiting Professor at this University.  These are an encouragement to able and imaginative UK students to study either engineering at this University, with the hope that they will develop an interest in the energy and power generation.

The Whitton Scholarships were established by bequest in 1979 in memory of a former student CNWhitton who went on to become a highly successful figure in industry, to support and encourage able students who wish to study Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University.

The Cochrane Scholarships were established in the 1960s by the directors and shareholders of Messrs Cochrane & Co Ltd to support students at what was then King's College Durham (later renamed Newcastle University) interested in the study of materials in engineering.