School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Funding and Scholarships

Funding and Scholarships

Funding opportunities can arise throughout the year, details are added to these pages when available.


Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust - Building Futures Bursary

*Deadline extension - due to the current situation we have extended the deadline to midday on Friday 15 May 2020*

Stephen’s own dream of becoming an architect was cut cruelly short, but the University is proud to be working with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to give young people from BAME backgrounds the opportunity to enter the career he loved. Students on the scheme will have their fees waived for their three-year undergraduate study. Following receipt of an offer to study architecture at Newcastle University, students should complete the below application form and return to Vicky Young by midday on Friday 15 May 2020.

Application Form

Terms and Conditions

This bursary is only possible thanks to the generosity of our alumni who have contributed financially to this bursary. With thanks to:

  • Alan Dobie
  • Anthony G Keith
  • Ayesha N Wynne
  • CZWG Architects
  • David R Cameron FRIAS, RIBA, MRTPI (rtd)
  • David W Beaty
  • Foster and Partners
  • Geoffrey and Anne Purves Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
  • Grimshaw Architects
  • Isabel L Fox
  • John E Griffiths
  • John P Gillooly
  • John Stephenson
  • Keith R Banyard
  • Martin J Scholar
  • Napper Architects
  • Page\Park Architects
  • Richard Beach
  • Sheppard Robson
  • FaulknerBrowns Architects

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners Bursary

The School is delighted to announce that RSHP will fund two bursaries for £5000 each for the academic year 2019-20. These will be awarded to students from Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the K100 BA Architecture programme. The deadline for applications is Monday 13 January full details are available, including application questions: RHSP Bursary 19-20

RSHP Poster

Gavin Eldred and PLP Architecture Bursary

Gavin Eldred (1965 - 2017) earned his degree in Architecture at Newcastle University and became a Director at PLP Architecture in London. In his honour, PLP Architecture will offer a bursary in the amount of £2,500 to one student, to encourage the study of Architecture. The bursary will be awarded in four consecutive years to four different students.

Applications are now open for Year 2 of the bursary, with a deadline of 4pm on 8th May. Architecture students currently in their 2nd year of study are eligible to apply, and applications should be sent to Ruth Daglish

Full details and application form


The University offers a range of scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students. To find out more about what is on offer please visit the scholarships and bursaries pages.


RTPI Bursary Scheme

The Royal Town Planning Institute, in conjunction with School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, is pleased to offer 3 postgraduate taught fees bursaries for outstanding students registering on the MSc Urban Planning at Newcastle University in September 2020.  Each bursary will be for £2000, which will be deducted from your tuition fees.


To be considered for this bursary you must:

  • Be a Home/EU student and be eligible to work in the UK or Ireland after graduation
  • Hold the equivalent of a first class or upper 2nd class degree at undergraduate level in any discipline (or be expecting to achieve this in 2020)
  • Demonstrate an interest in town planning as a career
  • Have received an offer to study on the MSc Urban Planning for 2020*

*Conditional offer holders may be selected for a bursary award subject to meeting the requirements of their offer.

How to Apply

To be considered for this bursary award you must submit the RTPI application form and personal statement 2020.
The personal statement should be no more than 500 words and detail your interest in planning, possible relevant work experience, career aspirations and plans following the completion of your degree.
Application forms and statements should be sent to by 12pm on Friday 11th September 2020. Please contact Liam if you have any queries about the bursary. 
You will be notified via email of the outcome of your bursary application shortly after the induction period. 


20% fees discount for Newcastle University graduates

Graduates of Newcastle University receive a 20% discount on their postgraduate tuition fees, to find out more visit the University's tuition fees web page.

The University's Postgraduate Guide to Funding pages contain lots of useful information including opportunities available, tuition fees, living expenses and a searchable funding database.

Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarships

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University is pleased to offer Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate scholarships to assist non-UK European Union nationals to study a postgraduate Master’s degree. Each scholarship has a value of £2000.  Eligible candidates will automatically be considered for a Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarship as part of their academic course application.



When available, PhD studentships are also advertised on our main news page. You can find out about other sources of funding via the University's postgraduate funding database. We currently have Phd Studentships available through the School.


PhD in The Living Textile Interface

Full details can be found on the University's postgraduate funding pages.

PhD in Transplanetary Imaginaries of Living Architecture: Sociocultural Explorations of More-than-Human Relations in Off-Earth and Futuristic Habitats

Full details can be found on the University's postgraduate funding pages. 
Application closing date 1 July 2020.