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Visiting Postgraduate Researchers Occasional Studentship

Visiting Postgraduate Researchers Occasional Studentship

Apply for a Visiting Postgraduate Research Occasional Studentship. Spend time at Newcastle in support of your doctoral study.

PhD students from other universities apply to come to Newcastle because they:

  • are planning fieldwork in the North East of England
  • need access particular library resources
  • want to work with one of our leading academics

In recent years, we have welcomed visiting PhD students from:

  • Italy
  • France
  • Finland
  • Australia
  • UK

Students who have applied for a Visiting Postgraduate Research Occasional Studentship and stayed with us have found the visit a rewarding experience. It is a stimulating and enjoyable working environment in which to further doctoral research.

Entry requirements

Those applying for Visiting Postgraduate Research Occasional Studentship must normally meet our standard entry requirements. This means you must hold at least a 2:1 honours degree and/or a master’s degree in a relevant subject.

If your first language is not English, you'll also need IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

How to apply

In the first instance, contact the appropriate member of staff to discuss opportunities to work with them.

If you're not sure who might best support your research, contact the relevant postgraduate research admissions selector:

Once we have agreed to your visit in principle, you must register as an occasional student and apply online. In the section on Programme of Study, include that you are applying for ‘PG Occasional Students in SSCI ’ status and select the programme code '2762O'.

You will not receive an award or credit from Newcastle University for your studies. The normal maximum length for visiting students is 12 months.

Fees and funding

The University charges a fee for Occasional Research Students and any other students not studying modules.

On paying these fees, you will have:

  • an introductory meeting with an appropriate member of academic staff
  • a monthly meeting to discuss and review work-in-progress with the same member of academic staff
  • opportunities to consult with other academic staff in their scheduled office hours
  • access to desk space
  • access to computing facilities
  • access to Newcastle University library; attend School seminars and other research events, as appropriate
  • an opportunity to attend MA and Faculty research training sessions, in agreement with the degree programme director

For further information, contact the Postgraduate Research Secretary