Undergraduate

Care Leaver Bursaries

Care Leaver Bursaries

If you're a care leaver and interested in joining us, we can support you financially with a scholarship.

Undergraduate care leavers

We offer a range of support to students who are care leavers. If you have experienced Local Authority Care for a period of at least three months during the 10 years before entering Newcastle University you may be eligible to receive financial support.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the bursary you must:

  • register as a student of Newcastle University for the academic year in which we consider you for the bursary;
  • be a full-time undergraduate student;
  • not be in receipt of an Opportunity Scholarship;
  • have been in care, or under a Care Order, for at least three months during the 10 years before starting your course;
  • not have been living independently for longer than five years prior to starting university;
  • have applied for the maximum statutory funding from the Student Loans Company unless supported by other public funds for these costs (e.g. fees);
  • have a household income of £42,600 or less as assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent);
  • include in your application a copy of all pages of your funding entitlement letter from Student Finance England (or equivalent) for the year in which you apply for the bursary;

The University base these criteria on their experience and on consultation with colleagues in other universities and Local Authority Leaving Care Teams.

The University will consider exceptional cases that do not meet these criteria on an individual basis. Newcastle University's decision on all applications will be final.

Apply

If you have not already been sent a copy, please download the Care Leaver Bursary Application Form 18-19 (PDF: 200KB).

Contact us

For more information please contact:

Louise Harrison
Student Recruitment Co-ordinator
Newcastle University
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
Telephone: 0191 208 5527