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Newcastle University Alumni Progression Scholarship, UK 2024/2025

Application is now open for the Newcastle University Alumni Progression Scholarship. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Newcastle University and Scholarship

Newcastle University, officially known as the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, stands as a distinguished public research institution situated in the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England. Boasting a rich history and a commitment to academic excellence, the university has firmly established itself as a red-brick university and proudly holds membership in the prestigious Russell Group—an association of leading research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom.

The university’s origins trace back to the School of Medicine and Surgery, founded in 1834, and the College of Physical Science, established in 1871 and later renamed Armstrong College. These institutions, along with the Durham Colleges, eventually became part of the federal University of Durham. In a significant milestone in 1937, the Newcastle colleges merged to form King’s College. Subsequently, in 1963, through an Act of Parliament, King’s College transformed into the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.


Newcastle University is recognized for its commitment to research and innovation, with overseas campuses extending its global reach to Singapore and Malaysia. The academic structure of the university is organized into three faculties, each contributing to a diverse and comprehensive academic landscape. These faculties are the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Medical Sciences, and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, and Engineering.

In a forward-looking initiative, Newcastle University introduces the Alumni Progression Scholarship and Alumni Progression Discount schemes, set to be available from the 2024 academic year onwards. These schemes offer distinct pathways, providing valuable opportunities for alumni to further their education and contribute to their academic and professional growth.

  • a £1,000 Alumni Progression Scholarship (not available to students obtaining the 20% Alumni Progression Discount) is offered to qualifying alumni of Newcastle University in the UK and abroad.
  • qualified UK Newcastle University alumni from underrepresented backgrounds can receive a 20% Alumni Progression Discount*.

The following eligibility requirements apply to both the Alumni Progression Discount and the Alumni Progression Scholarship programs.

This program takes the role of the 20% Alumni Discount program. * Graduates who took part in the PARTNERS, Realizing Opportunities, Sutton Trust, or Contextual Offer programs before starting their undergraduate degree are eligible for this program.

Details about Newcastle University Alumni Progression Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: Newcastle University, UK

Scholarship Value: A £1,000 Alumni Progression Scholarship or a 20% Alumni Progression Discount

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): Newcastle University, UK

Eligibility Criteria for Newcastle University Alumni Progression Scholarship:

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Newcastle University Alumni Progression Scholarship:

  • The candidate must accept an offer and enroll in Newcastle University’s postgraduate degree program.
  • The applicant must be a graduate of Newcastle University. Put differently, they must be qualified for, or shortly qualify for, a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • The candidate must have an offer and be enrolled in a postgraduate degree program at Newcastle University.
  • The applicant should be a graduate of Newcastle University. Put differently, they must be qualified for, or shortly qualify for, a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • The candidate is responsible for paying all or a portion of the course tuition on their own.

Application Process for Newcastle University Alumni Progression Scholarship

For either path, there is no separate application form that you must fill out. On the university’s Apply to Newcastle Portal, you must instead enter the following details. You must: 

a. Describe your prior and current academic experience at the university.

b. If you have one available, please include a copy of your prior university diploma.

c. If you are eligible, the £1,000 Alumni Progression Scholarship or the 20% Alumni Progression Discount will be applied when you register at the university. You should also try to make sure that your postgraduate application is processed using your previous student number (you are asked to provide this number when you apply). Please get in touch with the Postgraduate Admissions Service if this hasn’t been applied when you register.

For questions regarding your eligibility for funding for the Alumni Progression Scholarship, please get in touch with:

Postgraduate Admissions Service

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 5503

Email: You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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