Canadian Student Loans

Newcastle University is a recognised institution for the purpose of certifying Canadian Student Loan applications.

The Federal and Provincial Governments offer financial aid to Canadians studying at Newcastle University. Newcastle University’s institutional code is PUBR. Canadian loans are means-tested, meaning students must demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for financial aid.

Generally, students interested in applying for a loan must do so through their provincial/territorial student assistance office or website. When they apply for a loan, they are considered for funding by both the Provincial and Federal Government, meaning they only have to apply once for funding for the year. Governments don’t charge interest on student loans for full-time students until after they have completed their studies or left school. Interest starts to accumulate from the month after students leave school, but payments are only required six months later.

For details on eligibility and how to apply for a loan, student should visit the Canada Student Loans Program website:

The provincial Student Finance Department and not the University will process most of the loans. However, students may require University signatures or verification of their student status. The University must also confirm that they have been accepted onto a course or are already enrolled before any financial aid will be disbursed to the student.

Any forms that need to be signed or certified by Newcastle University must only be signed by members of the Student Financial Support Team.

For more details please contact the:

Student Financial Support Team

Student Wellbeing Service

King's Gate

Newcastle University

tel.: 0044 (0) 191 222 5538