Student Financial Support

Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes

Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to our students.

2023/24 payment dates

ScholarshipInstalment 1Instalment 2Instalment 3
 Opportunity Scholarship  15th November 2023  7th February 2024

 1st May 2024

UG Support Scholarship 15th November 2023 N/A


The Opportunity Scholarship is paid in instalments of 40%, 30% and 30%. There are no exceptions.

Scholarship schemes

Scholarship schemes 2023/24

Find out about eligibility criteria, deadlines, award amounts, and other information.

Donor Funded Schemes

A number of scholarship and bursary schemes are funded through generous donations from Newcastle University alumni and external agencies.

The Advancement Team invite students to apply for the below awards:

  • Alan Skelton Bursary: £1,250 for one year to assist a mature student from the school of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Charles Letts Scholarship: awards of at least £2,000 per year for all years of study to support students coming to study at Newcastle University via the PARTNERS Programme in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects
  • Hodcroft Goodland Ventures Scholarship: £3,000 award for the first year of study, available to an undergraduate taking a course in the School of Engineering
  • Hodcroft Larsen Undergraduate Scholarship: £3,000 award for the first year of study, available to an undergraduate taking a Chemical Engineering course in the School of Engineering
  • John and Anne Scott: an award of £2,500 per year for three years of study available to an undergraduate pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree in the School of Engineering
  • Mary Spencer Undergraduate Scholarship: £1,000 award for a third year undergraduate BA History student

For help and advice please contact the Advancement Team.

The UK Scholarships Team in the Student Financial Support Team run the below awards:

  • Greenwich Hospital Bursary: for students who have served or whose parents have served or are serving in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, WRNS, Royal Fleet Auxiliary or Royal Naval Service
  • Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Bursary: bursaries to undergraduates who are in financial need and whose parent or spouse is a commercial traveller, grocer or chemist

For help and support with these awards please contact the team.

Contact the School:

The availability of awards and eligibility criteria varies from year to year.


The University offers a range of prizes for academic excellence.

Read on to learn more about the prizes available and prior winners. 

Contact us by emailing: or telephoning 0191 208 3760.

Engineering prizes