Financial assistance

Working out how to pay for your education can be overwhelming and confusing – but it doesn’t need to be. There are scholarships and grants available across all of our study areas to help make studying more affordable. Find out more below to see if you qualify.

Scholarships and grants

British Union Conference POSTgraduate Grant

About the grant

The British Union Conference (BUC) Postgraduate Grant is designed to prepare individuals for employment within the BUC by supporting successful applicants in their studies at Newbold.

Who can apply

Postgraduate students who are not receiving sponsorship from any other Seventh-day Adventist organisation, and who meet eligibility criteria, may apply.

Application and outcome

Applications should be made to the BUC’s Education Department. For more information, and to apply, visit the BUC’s Education Department website

Applications for the BUC Grant are open throughout the year.

Trans-European Division Student Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Trans-European Division (TED) Student Scholarship is available for new full-time students, for a maximum of two semesters.

Successful applicants who are from Northern/Western European countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK) receive 50% of their tuition fees per semester. The student is responsible for paying the remaining 50% of their tuition fees and 100% of their accommodation and meal fees. Ten scholarships are available.

Successful applicants who are from Southern/Eastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia) receive 100% tuition fees and 50% of their accommodation and meal fees per semester. The student is responsible for paying the remaining 50% of their accommodation and meal fees. The subsidy only covers the cost of living in shared College accommodation and eating in the College cafeteria. Ten scholarships are available.

If there are insufficient applications from one geographical area, any surplus funds may be applied to the other area.
Students must be living in College accommodation.


Application and outcomeStudents should submit their completed application form to the College’s Senior Administrative Officer (Admissions and Records).

Applications are due by 10 April, 2017. The final list of scholarship recipients is determined by the TED, and recipients will usually be notified by early June.

To download your copy of the application form, click here.

General Conference Women’s Ministries Scholarship Programme

About the scholarshipThe General Conference Women’s Ministries Scholarship Programme was established to provide scholarships for women who are committed to serving the mission of the Adventist Church and who would otherwise be unable to afford a Christian education.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, community outreach, and financial need. The scholarship value varies from year to year and is dependent on the amount of funds available in each Division. Scholarships may only be obtained through your home division.

Who can applyAny woman who is planning to attend an Adventist college or university in the Division in which she lives is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Primary consideration will be given to those in the last two years of college-level study. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, ability, and the recipient’s determination to improve herself.

How to applyContact the Women’s Ministries director in your Division to request an application form.To apply, you will need to provide:

  • A completed application form
  • A recent photograph
  • A transcript of your latest year in school
  • Three letters of recommendation from your pastor, church leaders, and/or teachers

Find out more about the scholarship by visiting the General Conference’s Women’s Ministries website.

Application deadline and outcomeApplications should be submitted by 10 September.

Grants for the Master of Arts in Leadership

About the grantsEach Union offers a number of grants each year to support eligible students who are undertaking the Master of Arts in Leadership. These grants cover all fees for tuition, meals, and accommodation and are available to denominational workers of the Adventist Church.
Application and outcomeYou should contact your individual Union’s Education department for information on the application process for your Union.

Other grants

Where students are in receipt of grants from other sources these should be declared in writing from the lending agent and/or authority as soon as possible to the Student Finance Officer. If the fees are not met in full by these grants, the student must pay the difference between the amount of their award and the course fee.

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