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Fees and Funding

General information

Undergraduate students at St Mary's College are expected to live in College accommodation during their first year.

Details of the cost of living in College can be found on the University’s College and Student Experience Office website.

At St Mary’s we offer standard single rooms (we have no shared rooms) and have a small amount of en-suite accommodation available. Priority for en-suite accommodation is given to our Returners and to those who have a medical requirement.

We are a catered college so please note that we cannot offer self-catering packages.

The vast majority of lets available are standard-length lets but we have a very small amount of accommodation tied to term-time only lets.

Charges for College accommodation are billed termly. Charges may increase in future years in line with inflation.

Bursaries and Scholarships

A range of bursaries and scholarships are advertiesd throughout the year. These can be for:

  • groups and individuals
  • travelling and overseas experiences
  • enrichment and student experience activities

Details will be advertised via emails and social media.

St Mary's College Scholarship

The St Mary's College Scholarship was announced at the end of Easter term 2021. It's open to recent graduates and alumni of the college and can be held in any department of Durham University. The scholarship includes contributions towards tution costs, college accommodation, living costs and other expenses. The initial closing date is 20th July 2021. More information can be found here:

St Mary's PhD Scholarship