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Visit Bursary for School Groups

This fund is available for teachers, to support with the costs of bringing students to campus.

How much can I claim?

For the academic year 2023/24, school and college staff can claim up to £250 for state school and college group travel.

Where possible, we don’t want the cost of travel to be a limiting factor in attending our on-campus events. If you’re concerned that the £250 limit will prevent your school group from accessing campus, please get in touch to discuss this further.

The famous arches at Newcastle University on a sunny day

What can the Visit Bursary be used for?

The Visit Bursary can support travel costs for on-campus outreach events. Teachers or advisers can book this for their school groups. Eligible events may include:

  • University Open Days
  • On-campus outreach days (for example, one-day events booked via our outreach team, library services or STEM outreach team)

Please note:

  • this funding is available only to school groups
  • it is not available on an individual basis
  • only school staff can request bursaries
  • the allowance can only be used for transport or supply costs incurred by student groups visiting the Newcastle University campus
  • the funding is available to state schools/colleges only
  • we will consider bursary applications individually
  • we will take into account the number of visits and the cumulative amount claimed per school/college during this academic year
  • available funding may vary from 2024/25 onwards

If you have any queries, please contact us by email at

How to apply

Complete the following steps to claim the Visit Bursary:

  • we will confirm your visit to Newcastle University
  • you can then complete the form below, preferably before you attend your visit
  • a member of the team will pick up and confirm your request
  • they will send further details, including a claim form, by email
  • when you visit the University, please bring your claim form
  • ask the University staff member running the event/leading the visit to sign it
  • to process your claim quickly, please email a copy of your signed claim form to the Visit Bursary email account within two weeks of your visit
  • this will then be picked up by one of our team who will arrange for the payment to be made
  • the Visit Bursary reimburses your travel/cover costs; we do not pay them for you

All Visit Bursary requests for visits between September 2023 and July 2024 must be submitted by 21 July 2024. Any requests after this time will not be accepted or processed.

Visit Bursary form