Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

PhD Opportunities

We have a strong relationship with the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). In particular, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC) funding councils, through which we are able to offer various fully funded PhD opportunities:

  • cohort training via our Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)
  • individual Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) awards
  • industrial funded awards

Newcastle and the UKRI value individual differences, and the diversity that this brings. We want to ensure that no-one is at a disadvantage because of who they are, and we strongly encourage applications from diverse groups, including those with additional needs, caring responsibilities etc. Find out more about our supportive community here.

We are also part of the Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

Visit the sections below to find out more about these major funding opportunities:


Subject specific funding opportunities

You can also explore our full range of funding opportunities by subject area:

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan Scheme

UK government non means-tested loans of up to £25,000 are available for English and non-UK EU students undertaking a doctoral degree in the 2018-19 academic year.

Funding Database

Our funding database is another way to find the funding opportunity most suited to you.