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In partnership with Scott Logic and Trevelyan College, The Department of Mathematical Sciences is offering a scholarship to a student from a low or middle income country (as defined below) who wishes to study for a Masters in Mathematical Sciences , or a Masters in Particles, Strings and Cosmology. The scholarship covers full fees and accommodation for one year at Trevelyan College, and includes full catering during term time. The Global Masters Scholarship in Mathematical Sciences builds on the foundation laid by the African MSc Scholarship offered by the department in previous years.

Further particulars:

  • The scholarship is for a one-year taught course leading to the award of an MSc degree in Mathematical Sciences or an MSc degree in Particles, Strings and Cosmology.
  • Applicants should hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard from a low or middle income country, as defined by the DAC List of ODA Receipients here.
  • Applicants should not have previously studied at a university outside of one of the countries above.
  • Applicants will need to provide evidence of possessing a qualification in English language that meets the minimum requirement. Details can be found here.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented at Durham University.
  • For the taught MScs, the awardee is required to attend all taught components of the chosen course and complete all assignments prescribed, including a dissertation. The two taught MSc programmes start in October 2021.

The closing date for applications is Monday May 1st 2021.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted on-line through the Graduate School; see their application web pages for more details of the on-line application system. Please specify in the application form that you wish to be considered for the Global Masters Scholarship. If it is not possible for you to complete the on-line application form, please contact the Department:

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Durham University

Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building MCS2030, 
Upper Mountjoy Campus, Stockton Road, 
Durham DH1 3LE 
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3050.
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 3051.


Your full academic transcripts and Curriculum Vitae should be included in your application. Reference letters should be sent to the Department's address, as given above, to arrive by the closing date (1/5/2021). Enquiries at