Financial help with your studies

At South Tyneside College, many students do not have to pay for their course tuition fees; they are paid by the Government or the College on your behalf. Some students are also eligible for extra help with costs such as childcare, books, travel, trips and equipment.

These pages give you more information about whether you are eligible for help with your fees. It also tells you about the help which is available towards study costs. This applies to UK/EU students only. If you are an Overseas student, you will normally have to pay for your course fees.

Bursary Eligibility

Whether you're 16-18 or 19+, you may be eligible to receive a bursary. Check our guidance documents below.

To access our Tyne Coast College Student Bursary Portal, click here. 



We have teamed up with Network One to offer you over £600 worth of free travel.* The Network One pass is all zones so has unlimited use if you live within the Tyne & Wear area. You can even use it on evenings and weekends as well as travelling to college. 

*You must meet the college bursary criteria to be eligible for travel. 

Free school meals

If you received free school meals while at school, then you could be entitled to the same at college. 

If eligible, your college student card will be credited with £4.50 per day. Your allowance can be used within any of the food outlets around college. Please be sure to spend your allowance each day as it will not carry forward to the following day. 

If you require any help or further information regarding the college Bursary, please contact our Student Services team on 0191 427 6391 or email