Suitably qualified students can apply for study abroad as a Doctoral student. Contact the International Office at Newcastle University for more information.
Whether you are aiming at working towards an honour’s thesis, on a capstone project or on a research topic that is in conjunction with a course you took at your home institution: contact us and we will assist you with finding the appropriate academic at Newcastle University and working out the correct amount of credit attached to the Independent Study Option. This is critical because you need to be a fully enrolled student (60 UK credits) during your time at Newcastle in order to maintain your visa status.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a programme that combines a semester (or a year) of taking classes with undergraduate research, both during the semester and extended into the summer following. The first semester will be semester 2, 2012 (spring semester 2012), with an application deadline in October 2011.
I Involved faculties and schools
Science, Agriculture and Engineering
Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Biology (starting semester 2, 2013)
Marine Science and Technology
The School of Biomedical Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (possibly at a later stage)
Media and Cultural Studies (possibly at a later stage)
II The structure
In semester 2 (spring semester) the student would be enrolled full-time (60 UK credits) in modules in both the degree programme and other subject areas. S/he would be introduced to the researching academic and possibly to her/his team, and will start communicating on a variety of levels.
The student will learn about the project, its background, the initial questions, the successes and failures; s/he may be asked to do additional reading and familiarise her/himself with new methods. There will be a chance to attend events/talks around the topic; the mentor and student will work out a mentoring agreement. The student will start working on the research project.
During the summer, the student will be enrolled in a credit-bearing research module, and work on research for 8 weeks (or longer, depending on the time frame agreed upon by mentor and student) in the research team on a topic that reflects the student’s interests, experiences and skills as well as the academic’s research expertise
How do the semester and summer connect?
In order to make best use of the student’s presence on campus, the schools and other entities of the university will offer a variety of events event around this programme.
In the schools, the following eligibility criteria are in place
III If you are not a student/study abroad adviser/academic at a partner institution, please be in touch with the International Office so that we can assist you in putting you in touch with the right school and academic!
IV Application details
Download an application form and prepare the following items:
*to find out the school and researcher-specific pre-requisites, please contact the Study Abroad Team.
Applications can be emailed as scanned documents (preferred), sent to Newcastle University by mail or handed in to the partner university’s office.
V Dates and Deadlines
For details and any other questions, please contact the Study Abroad Team
Apply for the US Friends Student Research Scholarship (link to http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/finance/funding/nonukstudents/scholarships/StudyAbroadSchol.htm , please) (priority is given to students from partner institutions) NEW
The US Friends research scholarship is offered, through competitive application, initially to one US student undertaking the Semester with Integrated, Extended (Summer) Research. The Scholarship is offered for the second (spring) semester, is worth $2,000 and will be payable towards living expenses for the summer period.