Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships 2018/19

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Eligibility Criteria and Evidence Requirements

Further information regarding the eligibility criteria can be found here and further information regarding evidence requirements can be found here.

How to apply

Applications are submitted via the Application Form.

Application closing date

The application deadline date is midnight on Friday 29th June 2018. No applications will be considered after this date.


The scholarships are available as part of Newcastle University’s 2018 Postgraduate Support Scheme for Master’s students.

They have been designed to enable students from under-represented groups to progress to higher level study.

The University is offering Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships on the basis of:

  • a £5,000 award per student
  • for UK students progressing from an undergraduate course for which they were charged the higher (normally £9,000)
  • tuition fee from either 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015
  • targeted at under-represented groups in Higher Education including women studying eligible postgraduate engineering and science courses
  • for 2018 entry to eligible taught or research Master’s degrees only
  • for students with an offer of a place on an eligible course: students without an academic offer will not be considered

Continuing Students

Continuing students that have been awarded Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships in previous academic years should contact us if they have any queries regarding their 2018/19 entitlement.


The 2018/19 Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarship Regulations can be found here.