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


  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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