Careers Service

Interview Bursary

Interview Bursary

The Interview Bursary provides financial support to help you to apply for opportunities.

The bursary can be used for costs related to interviews and assessment centres

What does it cover?

The bursary can support with:

  • travel to and from your interview or assessment centre - typically public transport or mileage costs 
  • accommodation if the interview or assessment centre requires travel 
  • new clothes for your interview or assessment centre (maximum of £50)

The bursary does not cover subsistence costs such as food and drink.

You can apply before your interview or assessment centre takes place. If the interview has already taken place, you can still apply within 3 months of the date of the interview or assessment centre. 

How much is available?

All current Newcastle University students can apply for a bursary of up to £150.

Undergraduate students who meet additional eligibility criteria can apply for a bursary of up to £250. The amount you receive is dependent on associated costs.

How to apply:

Complete the online form

  • Attach interview or assessment centre invitation
  • Attach any receipts from payments you have already made
  • Provide details of any other expected costs

Once we have received your application, we will aim to respond to you within 5 working days. We can’t guarantee that payments will be processed before your interview date.

We will contact you after your interview date to find out the outcome of your interview.

Eligibility criteria

All current Newcastle University students can apply for a bursary up to the amount of £150 for an interview.

For a bursary up to the amount of £250, additional criteria apply. 

You must be a current, undergraduate Newcastle University student who is paying UK Home tuition fees. You also must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • entered the University through the PARTNERS programme
  • entered the University through the Realising Opportunities programme
  • be in receipt of the Opportunity Scholarship from Newcastle University
  • be in receipt of the Care Leaver Bursary from Newcastle University
  • be in receipt of the Student Parent Bursary from Newcastle University
  • be in receipt of a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or DSA
  • be a Mature Student (you were aged 21 or over on your first day at university)
  • have declared a Disability or Specific Learning Difficulty to the university
  • have a home address representative of a Low HE Participation Neighbourhood
  • have experienced time in care
  • from a Black or Minority Ethnic group and prior to university attended a state school/college in the UK
  • be a Student Carer (with sole or shared responsibility for the care of a relative due to illness, a disability, mental distress or substance abuse)*
  • if either/both of your parents/carers are serving or have served in the armed forces at key educational times or you have previously served in the armed forces yourself*
  • estranged and living independently of your family/carers due to a relationship breakdown*
  • from a Gypsy Roma travelling community*
  • have refugee status*
  • have experienced extreme personal and extenuating circumstances*

*if you indicate one of these criteria in your application, you will be asked to provide additional evidence supporting your status.

Email us if you’re not sure whether you are eligible.