The Newcastle University is offering Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships for students who are worried about their cost of funding for master’s course. The 2018/19 Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarship Programme focuses on students from under-represented groups, including women studying engineering and computing science courses.
The scholarship is designed to enable students from under-represented groups to progress to higher level study.
Newcastle University (officially, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne) is a public research university in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. The university is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s research-intensive universities. It is ranked in the top 200 of most world rankings, and in the top 25 of most UK rankings.
Students need a good level of English language to study at Newcastle University. English will be the main language you use socially and for study. If English is not their first language they will need to provide a recognised English language test or qualification.
- Applications Deadline: June 29, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Postgraduate programme.
- Study Subject: The universitie’s 2018/19 Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarship Programme focuses on students from under-represented groups, including women studying engineering and computing science courses.
- Scholarship Award: 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 tuition fee (normally £9,000) from 2012 onwards
- Targeted at under-represented groups in Higher Education including women studying postgraduate engineering and computing science courses
- For students with an offer of a place on an eligible Master’s degree starting in September 2018. Students without an academic offer will not be considered.
- Nationality: Available students from UK.
- Number of Scholarships: Up to 36 scholarships are available.
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: These scholarships are available to students from UK.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarships are available only to students applying to Newcastle University who meet the following criteria:
- Have been offered a place to study on one of theUniversity’s eligible taught or research Master’s courses commencing in September 2018 for a maximum of two years (full-time or part time)
- Are UK studentsprogressing from undergraduate courses for which they were charged the higher tuition fee applying since 2012/13 and falling into the following categories:
- a student living in England when they entered undergraduate study at any UK institution
- a student living in Scotland when they entered undergraduate study at any English, Northern Irish or Welsh institution
- a student living in Northern Ireland when they entered undergraduate study at any English, Scottish or Welsh institution
- UK domiciled students (Newcastle and non-Newcastle graduates) who have paid fees at the ‘home’ rate since commencing undergraduate study from 2012 onwards
- meet one or more of the following criteria
- a woman studying an eligible engineering or computing science course
- have been in Local Authority care, or supported by the Foyer Federation, for at least three months in the last 10 years before September 2018
- have been in receipt ofDisabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) while an undergraduate
- have been in receipt of the maximum Maintenance Grant(not just loan) from the Student Loans Company in their final academic year
- were from a neighbourhood which has a low progression rate to higher education(as determined by individual postcode on entry to undergraduate study)
- were from a neighbourhood which has a high level of financial, economic or social deprivation(as determined by individual postcode on entry to undergraduate study)
Students ineligible to receive scholarship awards are those:
- already holding higher degrees at Masters’ or doctoral level
- studying any non-eligible course
- undertaking a full-time or part-time course lasting longer than 2 years
- studying intercalating Masters’ degrees within MBBS or BDS courses
- who are eligible to apply for a healthcare bursary from any of the following organisations:
- National Health Service (NHS)
- Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS)
- Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
- who are eligible to apply for an undergraduate tuition fee loan and a living cost loan from The Student Loans Company
- continuing their study and registered for higher degrees prior to September 2018
- commencing doctoral degrees as research students in 2018
- commencing undergraduate study in 2011/2012 or earlier before £9,000 fees were introduced
- who have not been made academic course offers by Newcastle University for study in 2018/19 by 29 June 2018
- categorised as international for fee paying purposes or EU domiciled students
- categorized as UK students not progressing from undergraduate courses for which they were charged the higher tuition fee (normally £9,000) and specifically:
- students from Wales who entered undergraduate study from September 2013 as the Welsh Government, through the Student Loans Company, provided tuition fee grants of some £5,500 to all Welsh students to cover partial fee costs
- students from EU countries outside the UK who entered undergraduate study from September 2012 at an institution in Wales, if they were in receipt of a tuition fee grant from the Student Loans Company that covered fee costs
- students from Scotland or other EU countries outside the UK who entered undergraduate study from September 2012 at an institution in Scotland, if their fees were paid for them by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland
- students from Northern Ireland or other EU countries outside the UK who entered undergraduate study from September 2012 at an institution in Northern Ireland
- Students who studied for their undergraduate degree outside the UK.
How to Apply: To apply for the Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarship, please complete the online application form.