Newcastle - Singapore Studentships 2017

Singapore campusIn partnership with NUS (National University Singapore), NTU (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) and A*Star Singapore, the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) is inviting applications from talented students who have, or expect to receive, a good Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and who have a real passion for research.

We are offering 5 four-year PhD scholarships to a value of £20,000 per year (£80,000 in total).

The scholarships cover tuition fees and a stipend (at the UK RCUK rate) plus a return trip to Singapore every year. Scholarships are open to UK/EU and international applicants.

Projects NSS1712, NSS1719 & NSS1720 will be based permanently in Singapore at our Newcastle University Campus (NUIS) so students must be willing to relocate to Singapore for the main duration of their studies.

Opportunities to visit UK supervisors will be included. For further information on these Singapore based projects please contact the listed supervisors within the project outlines.

Research Themes & Projects

Projects are listed under the following Research Themes:


Projects are now available and open to applications.

Deadline for applications is the 9th February 2017 (17:00 GMT).

The outcome of your application will be announced after the 9th March 2017.

Students readingHow to apply

Applications are welcome from the 12th December 2016.

To apply for a Newcastle-Singapore Studentship please visit our postgraduate online application system.

Additional guidance

A range of PhD options for your prospective school (noted on the project outline) 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 application system will only allow one application to a school. If you are applying for two projects in the same school then you will need to email with the following information:

  • your applicant number (from the first project application)
  • the second project code and its corresponding title
  • a two-page covering letter for the second project

Our Postgraduate Admissions Service will then forward this information to the relevant Newcastle Singapore Scholarship selector.

We particularly encourage applications from women.