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Support students at Newcastle

Support students at Newcastle

Help us make university study accessible to a diverse range of students and support those in financial need.

You can help bright students achieve a better future

University should be open to the brightest, most motivated students, whatever their background. If you agree, then here's your chance to help us level the playing field for disadvantaged students.

Fancy supporting someone to study on your old course, helping women into STEM or giving budding entrepreneurs their first break?

With your help, we can give more enthusiastic and talented students the benefit of a Newcastle University experience.

Opportunity Scholarships

Thanks to our generous alumni, 1,331 undergraduates received scholarships in the 2019 to 2020 academic year. Without this financial support, these students might not have been able to afford to study.

We're committed to giving every UK and EU student in need a yearly scholarship of £1,000 or £2,000. That's equivalent to 10% or 20% of their living expenses. We simply couldn't do this without your help.

Join your fellow alumni in supporting those who aim to follow in your footsteps.

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Students

The number of students applying for financial support this year has increased by over a third. To support our students, we have established an emergency assistance fund to provide immediate financial aid to vulnerable and disadvantaged students who are most affected by the impact of COVID-19.

The bursaries, of up to £400 each, provide support for travel expenses, basic living costs such as food and medication, and other financial challenges experienced due to COVID-19.

In donating to this fund you will give immediate financial support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged students, who have been greatly affected by the pandemic.

PARTNERS Programme

For some people, getting on the path to higher education can be challenging. That's why the PARTNERS Programme exists – to help disadvantaged students increase their chances of getting a place at Newcastle.

The programme includes:

  • a two-week Summer School ‘mini university experience’
  • support through the application process
  • the potential to receive a lower conditional offer

The PARTNERS Programme has been running since 2000. With your support, we can remove the barriers to university education for more young people.


Newcastle University ranked third in the UK for graduate entrepreneurship in 2019. With your help, we can continue to help talented entrepreneurs achieve great things.

Your university has a dedicated START UP team. Its mission is to help student or graduate entrepreneurs realise their business dreams. This could be founding a business, or taking an existing venture to the next level.

The START UP programme gives promising candidates the chance to work with experienced coaches and advisers. They also gain access to a wealth of opportunities – from brokering introductions to networks of experts and investors.

Will you support the next generation of business leaders with a donation to the START UP programme?

Hilary Taylor Bursary

Hilary Taylor (1964 - 2020) was a much loved and passionate alumna of the Newcastle University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape who sadly passed away from cancer in 2020. 

In her memory Hilary's family and friends, with the support Newcastle University, want to set up a bursary that will offer financial support to female architecture students with financial barriers into the study of Architecture BA Honours here at Newcastle. This award will be open to young female UK and International students to apply for.