Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships 2017/18

Value of award


Number of awards


Start date and duration

Commences September 2017 for the one year duration of a full time course (two years pro rata for a part-time course).

Eligibility Criteria

More information about eligibility criteria can be found here.

Application closing date

Applications for these scholarships have now closed. No further applications for 2017/18 entry can be considered.


The scholarships are available as part of Newcastle University’s 2017 Postgraduate Support Scheme for Master’s students.

They have been designed to enable students from under-represented groups to progress to higher level study.

The University is offering Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships on the basis of:

  • a £5,000 award per student
  • for UK students progressing from an undergraduate course for which they were charged the higher (normally £9,000)
  • tuition fee from either 2012, 2013 or 2014
  • targeted at under-represented groups in Higher Education including women studying postgraduate engineering and
  • science courses
  • for 2017 entry to eligible taught or research Master’s degrees only
  • for students with an offer of a place on an eligible course: students without an academic offer will not be considered

Continuing students

Continuing students awarded Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships in previous academic years should contact us if they have any queries about their 2017/18 entitlement.