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 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)

16-18 Bursaries

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.

There are two types of bursaries – a discretionary bursary up to a maximum of £600 per academic year and a guaranteed bursary of £1200 per academic year depending on personal circumstances.

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 4627or email support.funds@gateshead.ac.uk 

Information will be available throughout the year so follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLS)

If you need help with travel, course costs and chlidcare we may be able to help. If you would like to find out how the DLS can help you, or to apply, please contact our Support Funds Team on 0191 490 4627or email support.funds@gateshead.ac.uk 

24+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund (24+ ALLBF)

If you have taken out a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan you may be entitled to a bursary.  The awards will be administered in the same way as the DLS. If you would like to find out how the 24+ALLBF can help you, or to apply, please contact our Support Funds Team on 0191 490 4627or email support.funds@gateshead.ac.uk 

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, www.believefoundation.co.uk

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.  Visit www.armyjobs.mod.uk for more information.

Professional/Career Development Loan

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 1673.  A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 9000.

For information or to apply visit www.direct.gov.uk/pcdl or click here.

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