We have a broad range of scholarships and bursaries available to support MSc students.
MSc Funding - 1st Class ScholarshipMSc Funding - 1st Class Scholarship
We look to support excellence wherever we find it. We also know that funding postgraduate study can be a challenge.
For our MSc courses we have a scheme that means if you enter on to one of our Master's programmes with a 1st Class UK Honours degree (or equivalent for international qualifications) we will pay you a scholarship of £2000.
How to Apply
Our admissions team will notify us if you meet the criteria. We will then liaise with you to arrange payment.
Eligible full-time students will receive half of the scholarship on arrival (around week 6) and half will be paid upon successful progression under the regulations to Semester 2.
Eligible part-time students will receive half of the scholarship payment on arrival (around week 6) and half will be paid upon successful progression to Year 2.
Payment will be by bank transfer.
Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship SchemeVice Chancellor's International Scholarship Scheme
Newcastle University offers partial scholarship awards to encourage applicants assessed as international for fees purposes to undertake Undergraduate and Masters level study.
Each award is worth £3000.
Number of awards
Start date and duration
September 2017 for one year of study.
Application closing date
There are three closing dates, 28 February 2017, 5 May 2017 and 31 July 2017.
The University will allocate a proportion of available scholarships to the highest scoring valid applicants following these dates.
Unsuccessful candidates will be carried-forward from the first and second award cycles and may receive scholarships in the following award cycle.
Newcastle University offers partial scholarship awards to encourage applicants assessed as international for fees purposes to undertake Undergraduate and Master’s level study. Each award is worth £3,000 for one year payable to the student’s tuition fee account.
The University will consider each individual application and allocate scholarships based on its strategic and diversity priorities.
Applicants can only apply and be considered for a Vice-Chancellor’s International scholarship after they have been offered a place to study on their chosen degree course and have been assessed as international for fees purposes. They must also be:
- registered at Newcastle University for the 2017/18 academic year.
- registered for one of the following eligible courses:
Undergraduate - All undergraduate degrees including integrated Masters
Masters - MA; MArch; MBA; MClinDent; MClinRes; MEd; MFA; MMedEd; LLM; LLM (by research); MLitt; MMus; MPH; MRes; MSc
- wholly or partially self-financing
- defined as ‘international’ for fee purposes
- registered to study at Newcastle University city centre campus
- students new to the University and not those transferring or repeating courses.
Applicants should note that the following students are not eligible to receive Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships:
- UK or EU students assessed as ‘home’ for fee purposes.
- MPhil, doctoral (eg,PhD, Integrated PhD, EngD, DClinPych), Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Newcastle University intercalating students or placement, study abroad or exchange students. MSc Hydroinfomatics and Water Management (Euro Aquae) students are not eligible for this award.
- holders of fully-funded scholarships (full payment of fees and living expenses) such as Chevening Scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarships or other fully sponsored awards.
- students in receipt of India Great Scholarships or Santander Scholarships
- pathway students progressing to the University from INTO Newcastle
- current students, registered in 2016/17 or earlier, who have already commenced Undergraduate or Masters’ studies at the time of award: awards cannot be made retrospectively
- applicants initially assessed as international for fee purposes but whose fees change to ‘home’
For more information about the scheme, please see our Vice Chancellor's International Scholarships 2017 (MS Word 22.5KB)
How to apply
Academic offer holders on an eligible course who have been assessed as international for fees purposes will be invited to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship. Details of how to apply will be emailed within 10 working days of an academic offer being made.
Student Financial Support
Tel: +44 191 208 5537/8107
British Hydrological Society StudentshipsBritish Hydrological Society Studentships
The British Hydrological Society is aware of the changing funding environment within the UK, with the demise of NERC Master's degree funding.
Given the unique position of the society to provide leadership, it is keen to support potential MSc students wishing to pursue development of their academic expertise in hydrology.
The society is providing a small number of studentships of £1,500 towards the costs of a Master’s degree (MSc/MRes only) tuition at a UK higher education institution.
This studentship is open to British students applying to study one of the following full-time courses:
- MSc Hydrology and Climate Change
- MSc Hydroinformatics
- MSc Hydrogeology and Water Management
- MSc Flood Risk Management
How to apply
For the application form and full details, visit the British Hydrological Society website.
The deadline is mid-August 2016.
The Worshipful Company of Water ConservatorsThe Worshipful Company of Water Conservators
We are proud to be a recipient of a bursary from The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators.
This bursary is designed for UK and UK-based MSc students undertaking MSc programmes in water, waste and environmental subjects. It is currently worth £4,000.
If you wish to apply, write to Dr Geoff Parkin.
The deadline for applications is 26 May 2017.
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Bursaries (for Transport MSc courses)Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Bursaries (for Transport MSc courses)
The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund exists to promote education, research and physical projects related to road transport.
The awards are made in national competition each year, and are a highly prestigious addition to the CV of any successful candidate.
A number of students on the Newcastle University Transport MSc programme have received these awards in recent years.
The Fund usually awards a number of bursaries each year to students studying a Masters' Degree in a subject related to highways or transportation.
Successful candidates are likely to hold, or expect to achieve a first Class or 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent qualification.
How to apply
Applications are invited in May and June of each year. For further information see the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund website.
Applications are made through the applicant's preferred university. Information will be sent out to applicants when available.
If you are interested in applying for one of these bursaries, you should contact the degree programme director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Large Masters Bursaries (for Transport MSc courses)Brian Large Masters Bursaries (for Transport MSc courses)
The Brian Large Bursary Fund supports a few students each year who are taking a Transport Master's degree at a UK university. The awards provide a contribution towards academic fees and living expenses during the year's study.
Applicants should have insufficient financial means from all other sources to commit to the course. Students in receipt of other awards totalling more than £3,000 are not eligible for a Brian Large Master's Bursary.
While there is usually no minimum level of first degree for these awards, the Trustees expect young graduates to have at least a 2.2, preferably a 2.1. They are willing to relax that requirement for outstanding mature students.
How to apply
Applications are made through the applicant's preferred university. Information will be sent out to applicants when available.
If you are interested in applying for one of these bursaries, you should contact the Degree Programme Director: email@example.com
There are several routes to studying a PhD with us and many of those will come with funding.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) DTA: 5 Funded Projects - Closing Date 27 April 2017Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) DTA: 5 Funded Projects - Closing Date 27 April 2017
Up to five projects will be funded from the following list:
- CI-789 EPSRC PhD in Environmental Engineering: Assessing the sustainability of iron clay mineral redox reactions for application in engineered systems
- CI-790 EPSRC PhD in Environmental Engineering: Recovering of resources from wastewater treatment
- CI-791 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Orbit determination and validation of low-Earth orbiters using GNSS and SLR
- CI-792 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Ocean wave field measurement using a GPS Wave Glider
- CI-793 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Interaction between Solid, Liquid and Biological Components of the Natural Porous Media
- CI-794 EPSRC PhD: Improving the resilience of masonry arch bridges to flood events
- CI-795 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering and Geosciences: Engineered Barriers for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste - Microbial interactions and their limits with Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes at the Waste Canister/Bentonite Interface
- CI-796 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Design and evaluation of cycle routes for reduced air pollution exposure and improved physical activity and health benefits
- CI-797 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Using big data from mobility and social networks to reduce road casualties
- CI-798 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Catchment Systems Engineering: How to build and model 'leaky dams'
- CI-799 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Enhanced hydrodynamic flood modelling through multi-source remote sensing
- CI-800 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Near-surface water transport and the influence of vegetation-atmosphere interaction on Geotechnical Infrastructure
- CI-804 EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering: Mineralogical effects on the mechanical properties of heterogeneous organic shales
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council IDC: STREAMEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council IDC: STREAM
STREAM: The Industrial Doctorate Centre for the Water Sector, is supported by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and was formed as a unique opportunity to bring together the five UK major academic centres of excellence in water science and engineering, who are recognised for both their internationally-leading research and their steady supply of highly trained engineers to support UK business.
Visit the STREAM website to find out more.
2017 EngD & PhD Projects: Applications close 2 June 2017
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded ProjectsEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Projects
CI-782 Discrete Element Method modelling of non-spherical particles: application to geomaterials, process and mining engineering
- Supervisors: Prof Stefano Utili, Dr Vasilis Sarhosis
- Supervisors: Prof Phil Blythe, Dr Amy Guo, Prof Elisabetta Cherchi
Natural Environmental Research Council DTP: IAPETUSNatural Environmental Research Council DTP: IAPETUS
IAPETUS is the North East of England’s and Scotland’s multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for the environmental sciences, which is funded and accredited by NERC.
Training and research is focused around interdisciplinary clusters of internationally-recognised excellence, which spans the environmental and Earth sciences:
- Global environmental change
- Geodynamics and Earth resources
- Carbon and nutrient cycling
- Hazards, risks and resilience
- Biodiversity and ecosystem resources
Visit the IAPETUS Website to find out more about the scheme.
Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC): Oil and GasNatural Environmental Research Council (NERC): Oil and Gas
CI-783 How depositional properties dictate the early diagenetic pathways and reservoir quality of sandstones
Supervisors: Dr. Sanem Acikalin (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences), Prof Richard Worden (Liverpool University), Dr Cees van der Land (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences)
China Scholarships Council/ Newcastle University ScholarshipsChina Scholarships Council/ Newcastle University Scholarships
We are pleased to offer up to four joint PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC).
These scholarships are open to exceptionally qualified Chinese nationals wishing to study their PhD in The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University.
The scholarship will cover 100% of Newcastle University fees (funded by the School) plus an annual grant for living costs and one return flight from China to the UK (funded by CSC).
If successful, you will be able to direct and shape your own research, developing original topics and problems into an individual PhD research project supported by our world-class supervisors.
Successful students are expected to write jointly-authored high quality journal papers on their research as part of their PhD study.
Successful candidates will be required to make a formal application through the University's Applicant Portal.
Available to citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China. You should be studying within one of the following research areas:
The scholarships are available only to support full-time PhD degrees at Newcastle University. They are NOT available for CSC students wishing to visit Newcastle University for short periods as part of their PhD studies at other universities. Such students should apply to study at Newcastle University in the normal way; however, they should first contact the proposed supervisor to ensure that the supervisor submits a nomination form for occasional students BEFORE they submit the formal application.
How to apply
Register your interest on our online form.
All students will be interviewed before acceptance, either in person (if this can be arranged) or by electronic communication such as Skype.
The Skype interview will be conducted by a small panel, led by the proposed supervisor. Successful applicants will be informed in time for them to submit their applications to CSC in the March of the same year.
Successful applicants must, with the support of their supervisor, apply for a Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship in the April of the same year as the CSC application.
There is an annual deadline of 22 January.
Questions regarding the scheme should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle overseas research scholarship schemeNewcastle overseas research scholarship scheme
Newcastle University is committed to offering support to the very best international students hoping to pursue a programme of research.
We are pleased to offer a small number of university-funded NUORS awards for outstanding international students who apply to commence PhD studies in any subject in 2016/17.
Each award (value approximately £7,500 - £11,500 per year) covers the difference between fees for UK/EU students and international students.
Newcastle - Singapore Studentships 2017Newcastle - Singapore Studentships 2017
£400,000 Newcastle University PhDs in collaboration with NUS, NTU and A*STAR in Singapore
We are inviting applications from outstanding UK/EU and International students for our 2017 Newcastle - Singapore Studentships.
- 5 funded PhD Studentships available for 2017 entry
- £20,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years
- Contributes towards PhD tuition fees, living costs and 1 return flight to Singapore each year
Applications in any science or engineering discipline are welcome but we particularly invite PhD projects and students in the fields of:
- Ageing and Digital Technologies
- Computing Science, especially Cyber Security and Visualisation
- Sustainability, including Energy and Water
- Electrical Power
- Marine Science and Technology
Get ready to apply
- Projects are available now and open for applications
- We particularly encourage applications from women
Contact for enquiries
Questions regarding the scheme should be sent to Michelle Palmer: email@example.com
DREAM: Data, Risk and Environmental AnalyticsDREAM: Data, Risk and Environmental Analytics
We are seeking applicants for PhD studentship positions within the DREAM programme who are able to demonstrate: enthusiasm; resourcefulness; a mature approach to learning; creativity; a sound understanding of one or more branches of science, engineering or informatics; and who possess a first or upper second class honours degree or Masters degree. The DREAM programme comprises three postgraduate-level elements:
- Advanced Technical Skills (ATS) training
- Transferable Skills and Leadership (TSL) training
- Your research project
If you are interested in joining us in DREAM to study for a PhD in Big Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical methods, we look forward to hearing from you.
Projects at Newcastle University
Massive multi-agent simulation of environmental risks to interdependent infrastructure
Environmental risks to global resource flows
Improving decision making in hazard situations using geovisualisation
High resolution modelling of real-world floods – models, forecasts and uncertainties
Extreme rainfall forecasting: new statistical simulation and Big Data methods for making sense of rainfall radar and rain gauges
Capturing Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Coupling the Human and Natural Systems through Games Technology
Earth observation for UK-wide flood infrastructure risk management
Can citizen science observations improve real-time flood risk assessment – bringing the crowd to the cloud?
Preserving Privacy for Urban Data in the Internet of Things
Big data real-time online analysis of urban flooding impact on traffic flows
COMET and BGSCOMET and BGS
Sponsored by Centre for the Observation and Modelling for Earthquakes and Tectonics (COMET) and the British Geological Society (BGS)
- CI-736 PhD in Civil Engineering and Geosciences - Mapping, monitoring and characterising landslides with satellite radar and optical observations