Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Newcastle University Scholarships

Newcastle University awards a number of scholarships per year to UK, EU and international students. However, the type of funding available, the size of the award, the eligibility criteria and the application process varies.

Research Excellence Academy PhD Studentships
Research Excellence Academy PhD Studentships in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

£1 million in PhD studentships are being offered in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Each studentship includes the UK/EU rate of tuition fee and £14,057 living expenses per year (2016 - 17 Research Councils UK rate).

Application closing date: 30 April 2016

Postgraduate Research Studentships (for 2015/2016 entry)
Newcastle University Business School is pleased to announce that it has 4 school studentships to offer for 2015 entry.  These studentships enable students to undertake and complete a doctoral degree (PhD) within the Business School, for a period of 3 years.
In order to apply for a studentship, you need to have received a conditional or unconditional offer for Newcastle University Business School’s PhD programme.
The award will provide the successful candidates with the following:
  • An annual stipend of £14,057
  • A waiver for UK/EU fees throughout the 3 year period
  • Appropriate training for doctoral research
The successful candidates will have a good first degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area, plus a Master’s degree at merit level, or equivalent.
We welcome applicants from any disciplinary area within the School.  Note that if you are an international student you are eligible to apply but the fee waiver only covers the equivalent of UK/EU fees – you would be responsible for the balance up to the International fees.

UK/EU Students
If you have been resident in the UK for at least three years (not for the purposes of education) you can apply to the Economic and Social Research Council for awards to cover the cost of both tuition fees and maintenance. The School has ESRC recognition for 3-year PhD study (assuming a prior Masters qualification) and CASE awards in the economics subject area. Citizens of the EU are eligible to apply to the Research Council for fees only awards. Applications should be submitted through the Business School's contacts. The School does not routinely provide funding to PhD students for fees and maintenance, but on occasion has specific studentships linked to staff research projects, endowments etc. In these cases, the studentships will be advertised openly, and it is usually targeted at a discrete area of research. 

Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship
Newcastle University offers a small number of University funded NUORS awards for outstanding international students who apply to commence PhD studies in any subject in 2014/15. Each award (value approximately £5,000 to £9,000 per annum) covers the difference between fees for UK/EU students and international students and is available for three years of study.

Peter and Norah Lomas PhD Scholarships in Economics
This scholarship is funded by a gift to the University by alumnus, Mr Peter Lomas.
The scholarship is offered as a three year PhD studentship for a full time student undertaking a PhD in economics and starting their studies in 2016/17. This studentship is available to someone with a strong background and a research focus in one of the following areas of Economics:
  • Applied econometrics
  • Applied microeconomics, including industrial, regional and public economics
  • Banking, empirical finance and risk management
  • Financial markets, insurance and behavioural finance 
  • Health, risk, safety, environmental and experimental economics
  • Labour market economics and applications
  • Macroeconomics, trade, FDI and international economics.

Value of the Award and Eligibility
The studentship will cover PhD fees at the home/UK rate and a level of subsistence equal to that provided by ESRC studentships (estimated rate of £14,057 in 2016/17). Applicants of UK/EU and International status can apply.
The holder of the studentship may have the opportunity to undertake a small amount of teaching within the School. Payment for this will be at a standard hourly rate in addition to the annual studentship.

Closing date: 22 April 2016

For further details and application visit the Newcastle University Scholarships page.

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