Northumbria University

NU Belongs

Student Inclusion Team
0191 227 4127

The information on this page was last updated on 22 July 2022.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

Northumbria University is committed to supporting care leavers. We offer a range of support before you apply. This can include:The opportunity to participate in our Supported Entry Scheme. For further information, please visit our Supported Entry Scheme webpage to discuss the support available to you before you apply and during your studies.An opportunity to visit the University to see the campus and our accommodation.A named contact for you to speak to if you are unsure of anything.Ongoing support is available during your time at Northumbria: the Student Inclusion Team provide advice and support for students on a range of issues. We can assist you if you are experiencing difficulties, have any concerns and are unsure on where to go for help.We also act as a referral point into other support services at the university (such as our counselling and mental health/disability and dyslexia team).You will be invited in to the service for a one-to-one welcome appointment to personally introduce the services we have available at the university, and to discuss any financial/other queries you may have whilst settling into university life.For further information on the services available, please visit our NU Belong pages

Support we offer

  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

Northumbria University offers a generous care leavers’ bursary of £2,000 per year for a full-time undergraduate course.For further information, including eligibility criteria, please visit:, or email: Northumbria also offers the Asylum Seeker Sanctuary Scholarship: Northumbria University also offers care leavers university accommodation on a 52-week basis at the same cost as the normal letting period for that residence. Please note that this only applies to university-owned accommodation. This will not apply to privately provided accommodation or any of our nominated accommodation outlets.