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Alumni Discount

We offer a 20% reduction in undergraduate tuition fees for all alumni who are wholly or partially self-financing for an undergraduate degree. Find out if you're eligible below.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the alumni discount, you must be:

  1. Applying for/intending to study for a degree-awarding undergraduate programme at Newcastle University. The majority of programmes of study qualify for the award, but please check the exceptions list below.
  2. A graduate of Newcastle University. That is, you must have qualified (or be due to qualify) on a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree (eg a BA, BSc, BEng, LLB, MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD, MLitt, MEd, MEng, MChem, MMath).
  3. Wholly or partially self-financing for the tuition fee element of your programme.

Details of the discount

  • Applicants for the Alumni Tuition Fee Discount must be beginning their studies on a qualifying programme of study at the University.
  • Awards cannot be made retrospectively and must be awarded during the admission process or the first year of study at Newcastle. 
  • If the discount scheme changes part way through your degree (eg we introduce a new percentage discount), you will stay on the discount scheme applied at the start of your degree.
  • Alumni discount is valid only when candidates register for studies during the academic year specified in their offer letter.
  • Students in receipt of an NHS bursary will receive the discount on the element of the tuition fee not covered by the bursary.
  • 20% alumni discount will apply for all full years of study.
  • 20% alumni discount applies only to the net fee that a student would otherwise pay – that is, after any other scholarships or award from the University have been deducted.
  • 20% discount on tuition fees is not transferable. The University does not permit the 20% fee discount to be used for any other purpose.
  • It is the duty of the student to tell the University if s/he has applied for or obtains funding for his/her tuition fees. If we find a student in breach of this regulation, the University is entitled to suspend any further discount at once and may seek to recover any or all amounts of previous payments made.
  • The University reserves the right to vary or withdraw the alumni discount at its sole discretion.
  • The scheme is available for 2023 entry, but under review for 2024 entry.


We do not offer the discount on any programme of study that does not lead to a degree. This includes:

  • pre-sessional programmes in English Language
  • English Language Foundation Programmes
  • occasional study programmes
  • exchange programmes
  • any certificate/diploma programme 
  • any continuing professional development programme

The following programmes are eligible:

Town Planning, Diploma (K495) plus specialist routes: Planning and Urban Design (1501U); Planning and Regeneration (1502U); Environmental Planning (1503U)

How to apply

If you think you are eligible for the alumni discount, please contact Student Services through our online enquiries form or by telephone on +44 (0) 191 208 3333.