Linguistics at Newcastle

Postgraduate Funding

Funding Opportunities

Find out about funding opportunities for postgraduate studies in linguistics and language Sciences for 2017-18.

Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP)

Newcastle University offers PhD studentships in linguistics as part of the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. Studentships include:

  • a fee waiver and a maintenance grant
  • access to a research training grant to fund the costs of study abroad conference attendance or fieldwork
  • support to incorporate short-term placements

Supervision is available across a wide range of linguistic topics, from formal syntax and phonology through more applied areas such as language acquisition and dialectology. To find out more about linguistics topics check our Research areas.

There is no quota for studentships in linguistics; applicants compete against each other across the whole range of arts and humanities.

How to apply 

Before applying you should identify and contact a potential supervisor. Check our staff list.

Check the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership website for the eligibility criteria and how to apply.


If you have any questions contact:

Dr Adam Mearns (academic contact)

Ms Sheila Heppel (administrative contact)

ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships in Linguistics and Language Sciences

NINE DTP is a new collaboration between seven universities. Studentships in linguistics and language sciences are available in the following areas:

  • applied linguistics
  • clinical linguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • language acquisition/bilingualism

Find out further information about our research strengths and potential supervisors.

How to apply 

Visit the NINE DTP website for further information and how to apply

Other funding opportunities

A small number of scholarships are available for outstanding international students (non-UK/non-EU) through the Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarships (NUORS).

Schools may also offer some postgraduate funding opportunities. Check the individual School websites for further information:

Visit the Postgraduate website for general information about  funding and finance.