Newcastle University MFA Bursaries

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The NewBridge Project

The NewBridge Project and Newcastle University are pleased to announce two bursaries for students taking the 2024 – 2026 Master of Fine Arts course at Newcastle University, starting in September 2024.

These bursaries offer an exciting and significant opportunity to prospective students who might otherwise be unable to undertake postgraduate study due to financial barriers. The bursaries cover full tuition fees for the two-year course, as well as a stipend toward living costs of £8000 per year.

The bursaries are part of an ambitious 3-year programme of development activity led by The NewBridge Project in partnership with Newcastle University, and supported by the North of Tyne Combined Authority Skills for Growth Programme.

The bursaries are aimed at prospective students living in the North of Tyne area (Newcastle, the Borough of North Tyneside and Northumberland) who have faced barriers to accessing higher or postgraduate education. They are intended to create pathways into study for people who have experienced financial hardship or other barriers, and/or have not previously participated in higher education but have a creative practice.


Budget Tuition fees + £8k bursary x 2 years

Deadline 7 May 2024

The Shieldfield Centre 4 – 8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street) Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AL

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An Open Day on Tuesday 9 April offers the opportunity to chat to staff and students from the Master of Fine Arts course at Newcastle University about the course and your application, and to members of The NewBridge Project team about the bursary.

Find more information, eligibility criteria and details of how to apply here. Download an application pack below.

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