16 International IAPETUS2 NERC PhD Studentships at Newcastle University in UK


In affiliation with IAPETUS2, Newcastle University is delighted to announce the International IAPETUS2 NERC PhD Studentships to motivate and encourage talented student with new research project ideas.

The study award programme is designed to acknowledge 16 brilliants students who wish to commence a PhD degree coursework for 3.5 years at Newcastle University in UK


Newcastle University offers many graduate and postgraduate degree programmes in a broad field of education. It has top-notch facilities for teaching and study, such as well-conducive classrooms, high-tech lecture halls, well-equipped labs, vast libraries and big conference rooms.

Why you should study at Newcastle University? By joining this institution, you can expect high standard of teaching, that is aimed at challenging you and will help you to accomplish your capacity as a student and as an educator. Here, you will be supported in creating your independent learning skills.

Application Deadline: Application Closes 8 January 2021.

Scholarship Description

  • Institution: Newcastle University
  • Department: IAPETUS2 and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Degree Level: PhD
  • Value of Award: Covers the total tuition fees.
  • Mode of Application: Online
  • Number of Scholarships: 16
  • Nationality: Domestic/EU/Overseas Students
  • To be taken at: United Kingdom.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Acceptable Countries: Applications will be accepted from different citizens of the world.
  • Available Courses: PhD programme will be awarded in Geography, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Civil Engineering, Computing, & Geoscience.
  • Admissible Criteria: In order to be eligible, all aspiring students must meet this requirement:
  • You must have obtained a master’s degree from an approved university.

Method of Application

  • Application Process: To be able to apply for this scholarship, candidates must apply via the University’s online postgraduate application system.
  • Supporting Documents: Aspirants must provide all the necessary supporting documents:
  • Must include a CV
  • Must include a covering letter written by the aspiring student, no grater than two sides in length, explaining their reasons for applying and why they have chosen the project that they wish to undertake.
  • Two or more references, avoiding any references from any members of the supervisory team that are part of the research project that they wish to undertake.
  • Then Full transcripts of prior qualifications achieved till date and English language qualifications if English is not your main language.
  • Admission Requirements: In order to gain admission, aspirants must have a high 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, or comparable in archaeology or a related field of study.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country, whose first language is not English will have to meet the given English language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in all other sub-skills)

Scholarship Perks

The Newcastle University will cover the total tuition fees for the eligible UK/EU/International students and also annual allowance (cost of living) of £15,490.00 PA.