Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships
Student Grant and Loan
It is important to remember that no UK first degree student will have to pay fees up front. Full-time undergraduate, Foundation Degree and PGCE students can apply for a Government loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, as well as a loan towards living costs. Depending on your family income, you may also be eligible for a non-repayable student grant. To make this application visit:
Also remember to inform Student Finance England that you will study at Newman (if you haven’t done so already).
Once you have completed enrolment, Newman University will inform the Student Loan Company, who will then release your autumn term loan directly into your bank account. Please remember that you won’t get paid until you register and attend Newman and you should allow 2-3 working days for your payment to go through the BACS system before it shows in your bank account. Please beware of 'phishing scams' from organisations posing as Student Finance England asking you to send information via email or a link contained within the email. Remember: Student Loans Company/Student Finance England/Newman will never ask you to confirm your bank details via email.
PGCE Training Bursary
If you are a PGCE student starting a PGCE Secondary in Chemistry, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, or Physics, you may be eligible for a training bursary of up to £20,000 (depending on subject, degree and classification). Students on other Secondary or Primary PGCE courses may be eligible for a lesser bursary – see the Teaching Agency website (www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding) or contact the Finance Office on 0121 476 1181 for more information. If you are eligible for a bursary, please complete and return the final page of the PGCE Training Bursary Memo to the Finance Office as soon as possible.
Support for Postgraduate Students
If you are a postgraduate Research student (Masters or PhD), please see our Research Funding page for information on funding bodies which may be able to provide financial support.
Support for Part-time Students
Please see our part-time fees page for information on support which may be available to you.
Scholarships and Other Support
Newman University may be able to provide limited financial support to students in financial difficulty:
Dependent on your financial circumstances, full-time home and EU students may be entitled the National Scholarship Programme. The scholarship will only be awarded on confirmation of household income by completing an income assed application to Student Finance.
Part-time students who have not submitted an income assessed application to Student Finance may also be eligible for the NSP Scholarship.
The closing date for applications was 31st July 2012, however late applications will be considered at the discretion of Newman University and subject to availability. See www.newman.ac.uk/scholarships for more information.
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund provides discretionary financial assistance for students to help them access and remain in higher education. It is primarily aimed at mature students and single parents. Application forms are available following enrolment from the Finance Office, the University SharePoint and the Students’ Union. Applicants are advised to submit the full documentation as outlined in the application form. You will only be eligible for this fund if you have applied for, and accepted, all support available to you. Please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance for information on student support available.
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