The studentships below are some of the key funding available within the Department
1 MScR studentship available for October 2024/25 entry. Fully funded - 100% tuition home fees and annual living expenses of £18,622
Deadline for applications: 14th January 2024
For informal enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentships are available within our five research sections:
Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI), Astronomy (CEA/ICC), Condensed Matter Phyiscs (CMP), Elementary Particle Theory (IPPP), Quantum, Light and Matter (QLM)
There are also projects available within the following EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT)
“An innovative fund instigated by leading physicist Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the Institute of Physics to encourage greater diversity in physics by assisting PhD physics students from under-represented groups”
The fund is administered and managed by the IOP - find out more on the IOP website.
Apply through Durham University Applicant Portal You must indicate that you wish to be considered for Bell Burnell Scholarship (On the funding tab select ‘yes’ you are applying for a scholarship, select ‘Other’, write Bell Burnell)
Departmental (internal) deadline for applications 11th December 2023
Successful candidates will be notified week commencing 10th January 2024 to apply to the IOP by the 15th January 2024 to allow for Head of Department (HoD) sign off
STFC projects are available within Astronomy (CEA/ICC) and Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI)
For STFC-funded positions we strongly recommend submitting applications by Wednesday 4th January 2023 to allow us to shortlist candidates for the interview. Further details can be found on the research areas pages.
For STFC applications in Astronomy, please submit your application via the Applicant Portal. We would be grateful if along with this, please can you also complete the Anonymous Application Form form and return to email@example.com You can also upload this to the portal.
These important scholarships are available thanks to a partnership with the China Scholarships Council. The scholarships are open to applicants from Mainland China wishing to study for a PhD at Durham. Information about how to apply and eligibility can be found here
Apply through Durham University Applicant Portal You must indicate that you wish to be considered for China Scholarship Council (On the funding tab select ‘yes’ you are applying for a scholarship, select ‘Other’, write China Scholarship Council - Durham Joint Award)
Deadline for applications: 15th January 2024
Applications are closed for 2022 entry
For additional sources of funding, please also see the University's main postgraduate scholarships and bursaries page and Faculty of Science Funding Page. Overseas students could also contact the International Office about other funding possibilities. The British Council may have scholarships available – the possibilities vary from year to year and depend on your country of residence.
For applicants interested in self funding their degrees (which is usually expected for MSc by Research degrees), there are a number of available options to consider, including the Student Loan Company and Professional and Career Development Loans. Information about these can be found on the Postgraduate Student Loan page