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Postgraduate Research Funding and Scholarships

Everything you need to know about discounts, scholarships and funding opportunities at Northumbria University for Home/UK & EU. Navigate between the tabs to find out more.


2019/20 and 2020/21 Postgraduate Research Funding

This information is for postgraduate applicants applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21.

In this changing world Northumbria is dedicated to support our students to achieve their ambitions, to encourage their curiosity, creativity and confidence, so they can confront the challenges of the future head on. 

Masters or Postgraduate Research study may give your career the edge you need to reach your goals, or to change direction. Northumbria offers affordable fees and payment plans for Masters study.

Financial support opportunities have associated eligibility conditions, therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements and observe application processes and deadlines.

University Scholarships

Alumni Discount

Click here if you are a previous Northumbria University student to find out if you are eligible for our Alumni Discount.


Doctoral Loan

Click here to find out if you may be able to get a Doctoral Loan to help with course fees and living costs. You have to repay your Doctoral Loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment. You can also get extra support if you have a disability.

Research Studentships

Northumbria University offers a range of funding schemes to support research students. These include full-time Doctoral studentships including payment of a stipend and home fees.

These may be funded wholly by Northumbria University or in collaboration with external partners. In addition, Doctoral studentships funded by UK Research Councils may be on offer at Northumbria.

If you are an applicant from overseas, you should also consider if funding opportunities are offered by your own government. To view all current studentships vacancies at Northumbria, visit our research degree opportunities page.

Other Sources Of Postgraduate Funding

There are a number of other sources of funding available. We would always encourage students to research the full range of options for funding, and ensure that they are completely clear about what they are signing up for before they commit.

Sources of funding that might be worth investigating include:

In relation to loans, Northumbria University does not endorse or recommend any particular companies or products, and it is important to check all details and terms and conditions before applying for or taking out a loan, ensuring that you are aware of repayment schedules, and interest rates and other charges that might be applied.

Providers, such as Future Finance, offer loans to cover tuition fees and costs of living, with variable interest rates depending on your credit history. (N.B. Northumbria does not endorse or have any connection with Future Finance and we are not able to advise on specific financial products of this or other companies.) Loans are available for both UK and international students (including EU). Loans generally have arrangement fees and may require a guarantor. Repayments may start before you have graduated from your course and, where this is the case, you must ensure that you are able to meet the loan repayments in addition to meeting all of your other course and living costs.

Last updated: 22/11/2019

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