International (Non EU) students

Vice-Chancellor’s Global Scholarships - Postgraduate

Value of award

£4,000 tuition fee awards

Number of awards

5 scholarships  

Start date and duration

September 2020 for the full duration of degree programme  

Application closing date

27 March 2020 and 30 April 2020


Newcastle University is pleased to offer 5 Vice-Chancellor’s Global Scholarships (VCGS) for outstanding international applicants who apply to commence full-time Master’s studies.


Newcastle University

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Vice-Chancellor’s Global Scholarships applicants must:

• be assessed as international for fee purposes
• hold an offer for an eligible Master’s degree programme at the University’s Newcastle city centre campus for the 2020/21 academic year
• already have or expect to receive the equivalent of an upper second class UK honours degree or above

Applicants of all nationalities (assessed as international for fee purposes) are eligible to apply for VCGS awards, except for those listed below.

Applicants from the following countries are not eligible to apply for VCGS awards as the University offers specific schemes for these countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam.

A scheme for postgraduate Master's applicants from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda will be launched in February 2020.

Eligible candidates will be assessed according to evidence of academic ability, evidence of commitment to studies and quality of application.

Further details, including a list of non-eligible courses, can be found in the VCGS postgraduate regulations (2020) (PDF: 77 KB)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the online application form. Other applications will not be accepted.


Telephone: +44 191 208 5537/8107

Eligible Courses