The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Postgraduate Funding

Postgraduate Funding

There are many opportunities for funding available. These are advertised through the University's Funding and Finance database.

The database enables you to search for all kinds of funding, from studentships to charities and corporate sponsorship. It will help you find the most relevant opportunities for your needs.

Please remember that the offer of a place to study at Newcastle is made separate from any scholarship award to cover the cost of tuition and maintenance.

All new Postgraduate Research students registering with the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology will have the use of a laptop or desktop computer for the duration of their studies and will be of a good specification.

Funding your PhD

The Postgraduate Doctoral Loan Scheme is open to new English and non-UK EU doctoral applicants starting their studies after August 2018. The Scheme is not means tested and is considered a contribution towards tuition fees and living expenses for Doctoral studies.

We welcome applications to doctoral training competitions across the faculty.

We are happy to support applications to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Details on competitions for 2018-19 entry can be found here:

From time to time, the School may advertise for project-linked studentships. These will be advertised through the University’s Funding and Finance database.


Find out more

Further information can be found on the following websites:

The postgraduate funding database and Newcastle University Financial Support Services can also help.

How to Apply

To apply for any of our courses and search for funding opportunities, please see the University postgraduate webpages