Financial help

Gateshead College can give you advice on the grants available to you to help you come to College, so money isn't such a worry when you come to study.

Below is an overview of some of the help that is available. You can also download full information on help and support and how to apply, just click on a link below:

Financial Information and Advice if you're aged 16-18 (pdf, opens in new window)

Financial Information and Advice if you're aged 19+ (pdf, opens in new window)

If you're aged 16-18 you could qualify for a Gateshead College Bursary. These bursaries provide financial support to help you with meals, transport, equipment or other course related costs.

The bursary awards grants of up to £1200 depending on personal circumstances. Information will be available throughout the year so follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

If you would like to find out how the Bursaries can help you, or to apply, please contact our Support Funds Team on 0191 490 2299 or email

Gateshead College Foundation
We have set up a dedicated charity to help more people be able to afford to study and come to our College. The Foundation funds are offered in addition to the Bursaries and Grants that are provided by the Government, so it's another reason to choose to study with us.

You can apply to the Foundation to help with;

  • Travel costs
  • Course resources or equipment
  • Trips or visits associated with your course

You can also visit the Gateshead College Foundation website,

Discretionary Learner Support Fund
If you need help with course related costs, we may be able to help. Call 0191 490 2299 for more information.

Army Bursary Scheme
Thinking of joining the Army? You could get paid £2000 to go to college and get a job at the end of it. As well as studying for your qualification, you'll benefit from work experience with the Army.

Subjects include administration, construction, business management, engineering, health and social care, hospitality and catering, ICT, media and communication, music, public services, sport and logistics. Call Student Services on 0191 490 4611 or visit for more information.

Professional/Career Development Loan
This is a bank loan which you must pay back that is available to pay for learning that enhances job skills or career prospects. For information or to apply visit

You can get more help from our Students' Advice Service >