We are trying where practical and possible to reduce the contact that staff and students have handling forms and evidence so initially would encourage students to download word application forms, complete, save and return by email with relevant evidence to the

We also recognise that there will be cases where this is not practical or possible.  If you require a paper version of any form please email with your name and address, programme of study and support you wish to apply for.  Once the Team is back on site from Tuesday 4 August we will be able to post forms out to students.

Please note Students will be able to collect forms from the Access Fund Office from Monday 24 August. 


We are here to support you as you take your next steps in learning, whether as a school leaver, a professional or an adult returning to education.  As well as getting a great quality qualification, you can also access a number of benefits and fantastic facilities by coming to New College Durham.

Lower living costs

We want everyone to be able to access affordable degree level qualifications.  Studying with New College Durham means you can study local and will benefit from free parking, and cheaper coffee breaks at our onsite Costa and Starbucks.

Flexible study options

Supporting you with your studies is at the forefront - our university level courses give you the flexibility to study around work and other commitments.

Higher Education Hardship Fund

The College will seek to support those students suffering financial difficulty whilst undertaking Higher Education programmes. Students with a household income below £32,000 who meet the eligibility criteria may be entitled to receive bursary payments.  Bursary payments will be made in two payments one Friday 29th January 2021 and the second on Friday 11th June 2021

All students must make an application to the Access Fund prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance. 


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