The University of Newcastle is committed to providing support to the best international students in the hope of pursuing a research program. We are pleased to offer a small number of NUORS university-funded scholarships to exceptional international students who apply to start doctoral studies in any subject in 2020/21.

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Newcastle has become one of 12 universities in the world, and only four in the UK, to obtain more than five QS stars from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the first international assessment of its kind.

Areas of concentration of opportunities:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Agriculture and food
  • Architecture, urban studies and town planning
  • Creative arts and industries
  • Biomedical, Biotechnology and Biosciences
  • Business, management and marketing
  • Cellular and molecular biosciences
  • Cell medicine
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • IT, data and IT
  • Culture, heritage and museum studies
  • Dentistry
  • Development
  • Education
  • Electrical engineering
  • Energy
  • English literature and cinema
  • Environment, sustainability and climate change
  • Genetic medicine
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health and society (public health)
  • History, archeology and classics
  • International relations and politics
  • Languages, linguistics
  • Law and justice
  • Maritime genius
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Media, journalism and communication
  • Medical education
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Transport and maritime logistics

Languages ​​required


eligible countries


Program period

not more than 3 years.

The scholarship is valid for the normal duration of the doctorate (no more than 3 years).

Eligibility conditions (criteria)

You may be eligible to request a NUORS price if:

    • you have been offered a place in a doctoral research program
    • you have been assessed as international / overseas for fee purposes and you are fully or partially self-funded
  • you intend to register to start your studies during the academic year 2020/21.
  • NUORS scholarship applications cannot be made for a course already started by a student.
  • The team informs you that candidates must already have obtained a place in a doctoral research program before applying. Applications submitted without this will not be taken into account.
  • applicants must apply for a program of study based on our Newcastle campus; courses based in London, Malaysia or Singapore are not eligible for this award.

Opportunity cost

(Partial funding)

  • This price covers the difference between the national and foreign fee rates (values ​​to be confirmed once the tuition fees for 2020/2021 have been published).

How to register

You must have already applied and offered a place to study at the University of Newcastle before applying for a NUORS award.

First step:  start by   creating an account   on our portal.

Second step:  please complete the  NUORS application form online and in accordance with NUORS regulations. You will also need to provide the contact details of an academic referee; the University will then contact your arbitrator directly.

Third  step:  More details are available in   NUORS Regulation 20-21  . Please read them carefully before applying.

If you have any problems with the application form, please contact Student Financial Support.

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