Full Tuition Fee International PhD Studentship at Northumbria University in United Kingdom 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on January 20, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Sutherland Building
    NE1 8ST

    +44 (191) 232 6002

    +44 (191) 227 3903

For the entry of September 2022, Northumbria University will be awarding 13 studentships for international students who will be commencing their Ph.D. degrees for the academic year of 2022-2023. The studentship will be intended for deserving students who can demonstrate their academic excellence and leadership skills.

Ensuring that all international students are trained in skills and the necessary knowledge means ONE Planet’s partners spanning industry, regulators, and government with specialized work tailored to the government’s Industry Strategy Challenge Fund, which aims to help bring together world-leading research in the UK with a clean growth and based economy.

One Planet Ph.D. Scholarship

One Planet Ph.D. The scholarship aims to provide and support students with a training environment that will develop their innovations and transformative ways of learning and working. The scholarship will be offered in 3 and a half years with living expenses coverage to help lessen the financial burden of international students to further their education and be committed to their professional goals.

One Planet ensures not only to develop the graduates with the required skills they may be needed but also offer a variety of core group activities to develop the best group experiences, skills, and student experiences. Producing more future leaders and independent researchers and scientists.

Scholarship Provider: Northumbria University

About the Provider 

Northumbria University has established itself as the UK’s leading research and education organization. It is one of the largest institutions in the world with approximately 26,000 students in over 160 nationalities all over the world and has various awards in all disciplines and degrees at all levels.

As a student at this university, you will receive an education of the highest quality while also having access to various facilities and great career prospects. The University is constantly researching and practicing innovative approaches to promote student and job retention.

Scholarship Summary 

Academic Year: 2022-2023

Degree Level: PhD

Course: Eligible Ph.D. course offered by the university

Nationality: All international students

Scholarship Duration: 3.5 years

Awards: Full tuition fee and a living stipend

Numbers of Awards: 13

Country of Scholarship: United Kingdom


All international students will be able to participate in the scholarship application as long as they meet the eligibility requirements of the university below:

  • The interested students must have a first-class or 2.1 honor degree or equivalent in the relevant subject that they will be proposing for the Ph.D. projects.
  • Must be an enthusiast for the research project.
  • Independent thinking and work skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • International students who have followed the UKRI announcement that introduce the UKRI international policy of 30$ agreements to pay the international fee difference for all international students who accept DTP.

Language Requirements 

For applicants whose first language is not English, you must meet the university’s minimum results for general and partial results for research programs. An IELTS test score equivalent to 6.0 to 6.5 test scores will be accepted, here is the list of the following English Language Test that can be recognized or accepted:

  • Language Cert International ESOL SELT
  • Kaplan KIC/KEELT
  • Cambridge Advanced English
  • TOEFL IBT online
  • Duolingo
  • PSI Skills for English
  • PTE Academic
  • INTO English
  • GCSE/International GCSE English

However, the University will also be accepting some specific qualifications in different countries and must meet the appropriate level for completion. Applicants to work-related doctoral programs should consider that with relevant practical experience according to the university’s work-related doctoral framework and/or appropriate evidence of ongoing professionalization, 150 credit points may be credited towards their existing master’s degree.

Application Process 

Students can take admission to the research degree program of the university and complete the application through an online portal provided by Northumbria University. Interested applicants are required to submit the necessary documents that will support their application to be considered for the studentship. Here is the list of documents to be submitted along with the application forms.

  • Completed application forms, please note that all selections must be read thoroughly and completed before proceeding to the next one.
  • Certificates
  • Official Transcript of records
  • Passport
  • Identification ID
  • CV
  • Research proposal

Research proposal

Submitting a research proposal is one of the most important things in applying for a studentship program. The research proposal will be utilized to match with the supervisor and be more prepared in the Ph.D. level research.

The research proposal is required to be submitted in 1000 words that explain the student’s area of research. Keep in mind that the students who have specific research vacancies are also required to submit their research proposals that expand on the description of the proposed projects. Here are the elements that must be outlined in the research proposal:

  • Objectives on what you wanted to explore in your main research.
  • Rationale, that explains the importance of the research that also demonstrates the need, and identifies the main field literature.
  • Methodology, on how well you carry out the research project.
  • Timeline, the plans, and time to do the research
  • Literature

It is important to include how will you intend to complete your Ph.D. Degree at the university.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to submit all applications will be until January 24, 2022, all incomplete applciation will not be considered for the studentship. All results will be released on March 2022.

The deserving students will be contacted by the university through their email regarding the proceeding of their interview schedules. Undertaking the interview can be conducted on a face-to-face, video conference, or via Skype interview. A successful interview will be in normal results that will be a written letter provided by Northumbria University.

Scholarship Benefits

The 13 deserving international students wil be awarded a full-tuition fee and a living stipend allowance of up to £15,609. The award will be until 3.5 years and will be offered annually by the university. A list of 63 projects will be available to every international student who wil be commencing their Ph.D. degree for the academic year of 2022-2023.

For further questions and concerns, students can contact the scholarship committee at [email protected]




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