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Oakley Scholarship



£4,000 per year

Can be paid towards tuition fee costs, accommodation or directly into the recipient's bank account in termly instalments

Year of Entry

Applicants for programmes commencing in 2022/23

Number of awards available

One award available

Level of study


Fee status

Home student

Mode of study



All undergraduate programmes


3 years with flexibility in covering an optional fourth year at a reduced level.



Applicant should:

  • have a household income below £47,200 


  • significant academic achievement and potential 


  • demonstrate a willingness to contribute fully in College life 

Applications are also welcome from candidates from the following groups; black and minority ethnic students (BAME), caregivers, care leavers and disabled students

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How to apply

1.    Current Undergraduate at St Mary's College with course commencing academic year 2022/23

2.    Complete a scholarship application

Submit an online scholarship application including a personal statement describing:

    • how the Oakley Scholarship would help you to study at Durham University
    • why you are studying at Durham University and particularly the programme you have chosen
    • your career aspirations and interests
    • your financial circumstances 
    • examples and experience demonstrating your involvement in College life


Applications accepted from

9th November 2022

Application deadline

31st December 2022

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

Early January 2023

3.    Selection process

    • Applications will be considered on the basis of their ability to meet the eligibility criteria, academic potential and demonstration of involvement in College life
    • In addition to the information supplied on the scholarship application form, the College will gather contextual information to support the assessment of applications