Newcastle - Singapore Studentships 2016

Applications for 2016 are now closed. The details below are for information only.

Singapore campus£800,000 Newcastle University PhDs in collaboration with NUS, NTU and A*STAR in Singapore

We will be inviting applications from outstanding UK/EU and International students for our 2016 Singapore Studentships.

  • 10 funded PhD Studentships available for 2016 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

Research Themes

If successful, you will be funded to work alongside other researchers on a PhD research project in one of our 4 strategic research themes. These themes are:

  • Ageing and Digital Technologies
  • Computing Science (especially Cyber Security)
  • Electrical Power and Sustainability
  • Marine Science and Technology

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How to apply

To apply for a Newcastle-Singapore Studentship you will need to:

  • ‘Create a new account’ on the postgraduate online application system (if you don’t already have an account)
  • Under the ‘Programme of Study’ tab enter the exact name of the academic school you are applying to in the 'Enter subject area or key words’ field (this information is listed next to the project title that you are applying for).
  • In the ‘Search Type’ field select ‘Match exactly’
  • In the ‘Programme Type’ field select ‘Postgraduate Research’
  • In the ‘Qualification Type’ field select ‘PhD – Doctor of Philosophy’
  • In the ‘Academic Year’ field select '2016/17'
  • In the ‘Full Time Part Time’ field select ‘All’

A range of PhD options for your prospective school will then be given. Please select the first option, even it does not match your exact PhD project research area.

You will then need to add your project NSS code, ie NSSXX in the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ field (this information is listed next to the project title that you are applying for). It is this code that identifies the exact project you are applying for and the relevant research area in your prospective school.

You must also attach to your application a current CV, your transcripts, a two page cover letter explaining why we should select you for your chosen project, and details for two referees.

We encourage students to apply for a maximum of TWO projects. Part of the competition is rated on student ‘fit’ to project, therefore it is advised that students focus on the project and area of research where they feel they can make the most impact.

The online portal will only allow one application to a school. If you are applying for TWO projects at the same school then you will need to email the second one directly to with all the relevant information requested and they will forward to the selector.

We particularly encourage applications from women.

Applications for 2016 are now closed.

Contact for enquiries

Questions regarding the scheme should be sent to