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PhD scholarships in the Humanities at Newcastle University

Northern Bridge Consortium offers up to 67 fully funded doctoral studentships to outstanding applicants across the full range of arts and humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines, and interdisciplinary studies. As of 2020/21, all international students will be eligible to apply for Northern Bridge Consortium studentships, including EU and non-EU citizens.

We run an annual competition to select the best doctoral candidates and provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

  • Payment of tuition fees;
  • A maintenance award at the UK Research Councils' national rate (currently £15,009 per annum);
  • A research training support grant to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork;
  • Financial support to participate in a Northern Bridge Autumn Conference, an annual Summer School and a Completion and Leadership Workshop, which includes specialist training as well as events focussing on career development and enhancing your employability;
  • Financial support for placements and the acquisition of the skills necessary for you to complete your PhD to the highest standards.

For more information on the competition, including eligibility criteria and level of support, see

For more information on research in Classics & Ancient History at Newcastle, see and our staff profiles page at

Interested candidates are encouraged to establish contact with a potential supervisor. For enquiries please contact Prof. Federico Santangelo ( for projects related to Ancient History, or Prof. Athanassios Vergados ( for projects related to Classics.

The deadline for the submission of the Newcastle postgraduate application is on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 16:00 (UK time).