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For academically able students from low-income backgrounds, the biggest worry isn’t achieving the grades they need to secure a place at Northumbria, but how they’ll afford the living costs while they study.
That's why we want to support students on their journey to access, succeed and progress at Northumbria University. We know this is especially important for students from under-represented groups to ensure financial barriers, such as reduced government funding, fear of debt and low family income, are not the deciding factors when choosing to study, or progress to a higher level of study, at Northumbria.
How can you help?
Approximately 40% of our students are from under-represented backgrounds, and 65% are from North-East England where school attainment and routes into Higher Education are the lowest nationally.
Supporting a student with a scholarship of up to £2,000 a year to study at foundation or undergraduate level can provide crucial assistance with living costs.
Fear of increasing tuition fee debt and lessening access to wider finance to support living costs, often means that students from under-represented backgrounds are less likely to continue their studies at postgraduate level.
Supporting a student to succeed in their learning journey at postgraduate level with a donation of up to £9,825 per annum, provides £3,500 for living costs and £6,325 for tuition fees.
With your help we can also support students from under-represented groups to progress to PhD study. A donation of £15,000, which in some cases can be match-funded by the University, can support tuition fees and/or living costs for one year.