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Funding and Fees

Funding and Fees

Explore funding opportunities for your experience abroad.

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Tuition Fees and Finance

Students who complete a full year abroad pay a reduced tuition fee rate to Newcastle University.  

If you are completing a study exchange, you will not have to pay tuition fees to the host institution. This is due to the reciprocal nature of our exchange agreements. 

You can still apply for your normal student loan or bursary for the time you spend abroadYou may also be able to claim money back on travel and other costs related to your placement through Student Finance England’s Travel Grant. Visit our Student Financial Support page to find out more.   

Erasmus Funding

Students participating in Erasmus+ placements can receive funding for some of their time abroad. Erasmus grants exist to help with the additional costs of going abroad (online/virtual placements are not eligible for funding). The grant is an important contribution to making placements more affordable, but it is not designed to fully fund the Erasmus experience. It is important to remember that your grant may be fully or partially reclaimed if you do not fulfil the requirements of Erasmus funding. These requirements will be shared with you in detail in the Pre-Departure Briefing. 

At the end of last year, when it was confirmed that the UK would not continue to be part of the Erasmus+ Programme and that the funding we received in 2020 would be the very last, it was also confirmed that UK institutions could extend their Erasmus+ contract so that students could benefit from this final award until the end of May 2023.  

The University decided to fund Erasmus placements in the next two academic years with the remaining budget to support as many students as possible to go abroad. To do so, Erasmus grants are capped:

 

Term

Maximum Granted Duration

Summer

2 months

One Semester

3.5 months

Full Year

7 months

 

Please note that only the funding is capped. The duration of placements is not capped. We recommend that you carefully consider how you will fund your time abroad as early as possible and we strongly advise you not to rely on the grant or the timing of the payments. 

More information about the Erasmus Programme, co-funded by the European Union, is available in the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Turing Funding

Turing Scheme Overview

The Turing Scheme is the UK Government's global programme for studying and working abroad, providing students and recent graduates in the UK with funding to support international education opportunities across the globe.

For the 2022-23 academic year, Newcastle University has been awarded funding to support students to take up international opportunities across several activities. The duration of your placement must be between 28 working days and 12 months (depending on the activity) and must take place between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023. 

The grant rate you receive will be calculated by the length of stay, location of the activity, cost of living at the destination, and whether students meet Turing disadvantage criteria. Please expand the below tabs to see detailed funding rates and opportunities supported by Turing. 

 

 

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