Building on the success in the REF 2014, Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is pleased to offer a PhD fees-only Student Bursary to a research student who is offered, accepts and takes up a place on NUA’s research degree programme in 2017/18.

This PhD fees-only bursary is open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research, and will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study broadly aligns with the University’s research theme Pattern and Chaos.

The Preliminary Application should demonstrate the applicant’s experience and skills in one or more of the following associated areas:

  • Algorithmic Design
  • Materials Exploration
  • Structure and Form

Applications for the bursary will be considered on merit with regard to the relevance of the proposed project to the research theme and its associated criteria.

Applicants who wish to be considered for a PhD fees-only Student Bursary should visit the University’s Research Pages  to learn more about NUA’s research environment and the University’s Research Strategy 2015-2020.

If you are interested in studying with NUA and would like to arrange an informal discussion about potential research proposals and the application process please contact the NUA Research Office

Applicants should complete the University’s Preliminary Application to Study for a Research Degree form in the first instance indicating on page 4 of the form that they also wish to be considered for a bursary. Your application should be accompanied by a 1,000 word proposal that follows the guidelines available in the application pack. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the University to discuss their proposals. Applications will be referred to the University’s Research Degrees Committee for formal approval.

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd April 2017.

Application packs are available at