Types of Funding

The types of funding below provide financial support which you do not have to pay back. You must meet their eligibility criteria.

Research studentships

These are funded PhD opportunities and can cover:

  • fees
  • a living allowance (a stipend)
  • contribution towards travel and fieldwork expenses

Studentships may be funded by the University, a charity, a commercial organisation or a UK research council.

The university who will be supervising the PhD advertises and manages applications. PhD studentships at Newcastle are advertised on our funding database.

Masters studentships

These are usually funded by an academic school or institute at the University or by a UK research council.

They may cover fees and a living allowance, but may cover part of the fees only. Masters studentships at Newcastle are advertised on our funding database.

International scholarships

These may provide full or partial funding. Some are provided by Newcastle University and others by external organisations. For more information see scholarships and awards for international students.

Awards, prizes and bursaries

These are available for specific programmes. The value varies but are usually £500 or more. They are advertised on our funding database.