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Palatinate Scholarships

Palatinate scholarships will be awarded to unsuccessful but 'near-miss' Vice-Chancellor's sport scholarship applicants.


To be considered for a Palatinate scholarship you MUST have submitted a Vice-Chancellor's sport scholarship application.


Up to £1,000 per academic year

Free University gym membership (worth approximately £150)

Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in 2024/25
Number of awards available Up to 20 per UCAS cycle
Level of study Undergraduate
Mode of study Full-time
Programmes All undergraduate programmes

Each year of your undergraduate programme

(excluding a year abroad/industry mode of study)


This scholarship is available to all applicants, both home and international.

Not sure if you're eligible? Contact us for advice.

How to apply

  1. Apply for a course

    Submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS prior to the scholarship deadline for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships.

    Apply to UCAS
  2. Complete a scholarship application

    Submit a scholarship application form for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships.


    Applications accepted from:

    Mid-October 2023

    Application deadline:

    31 January 2024

    When applicants will be notified of the outcome:

    11 March 2024

  3. Selection Process

    • Your performance level, personal statement and references will be considered by a scholarships panel
    • Other sports coaches and colleagues with high-performance sports experience may also be consulted


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Get in touch

For further information or advice please contact Albert Potts:

Experience Durham

Durham University
The Graham Sports Centre
Maiden Castle


Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2178