Newman University offering 13 Masters Studentships (UK/EU based)

Newman AtriumNewman University is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for Masters Degree Studentships in 2015 and will be awarding thirteen £10,000 Studentships for new Masters Degree students.

The studentships will be run on a competitive basis to enhance recruitment of suitably qualified students to Newman’s taught postgraduate degrees. The studentships are aimed at student groups under represented on Masters degrees.

The studentships are part-funded by Hefce, whose eligibility criteria are:

  1. Students must have paid the higher fees (i.e. 2012/13 starters) and must be this year’s graduates.
  2. The studentships are only for a Masters course [i.e. not PGCE/PG Cert or PG Dip] starting in autumn 2015, either a full time one year course or a part time course completed over two years.
  3. Must be classed as a Home student by the Student Loans Company, and the student must be domiciled in the UK or EU.

Newman eligibility criteria, which also need to be met, are:

  1. The applicant should already be accepted onto an eligible Masters degree at Newman 
  2. The applicant must achieve a degree classification of 2(i) or higher .
  3. One or more of the following (if requested, proof must be supplied):
    1. Disability 
    2. less than £25,000 household income
    3. status as a care leaver or carer
    4. receipt of benefits
    5. resident in Bartley Green
    6. first generation of family to attend University

Operation:

  1. All course fees will be deducted from the grant in advance of any payment of the remainder of the £10K grant to successful students
  2. Full fees will be charged, which is to say that the grant cannot be combined with any course fee reduction (e.g. 10% alumnus discount)
  3. The grant, minus fees, will be paid over the 10 months of the academic year (starting October) for the duration of the course (over 1 academic year for full-time registrations, and over 2 academic years for part-time registrations).

Please note the following: 

  • All decisions made by Newman will be final. 
  • Newman reserves the right to withdraw scholarships if, in the opinion of the University, the student has behaved in a way which could damage the reputation of the institution, or fail to remain in good standing with the University. 
  • If any award is discovered to have been obtained through the presentation of inaccurate information the student will be required to repay any scholarship received. 
  • The continuation of the monthly payments is dependent on satisfactory academic progress.

Applicants who meet a higher number of eligibility criteria may be prioritised. A brief application form will be made available on the Postgraduate Fees and Bursaries webpage 

NB: This is a one year scheme. Hefce will be introducing government backed postgraduate student loans in 2016.

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