Durham University is committed to supporting the best international students. The following international scholarships and bursaries are either funded by the University, through partnerships with external organisations, or through generous donations from alumni and friends of the University.
The scholarships, awards and bursaries below are dedicated to supporting students from countries around the world.
Other options for funding your studies may also be available. Please ensure that you submit an academic application to Durham University by the deadline date of the scholarship you are applying for.
Business School - Masters Scholarship
PGT (1 Year)
All offer holders from all countries eligible.
See criteria for eligibility
Chevening Open Awards
PGT (1 Year)
Over 160 Chevening-eligible countries and territories.
2023 Applications now closed
Chevening Partnership Awards
China Scholarship Council
PGR (4 Years)
Mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan).
PGT (1 year)
PGR (4 years)
Deadline: 28 February 2023
Commonwealth Open Awards
PGT (1 Year); PhD (3 Years)
Mostly middle to low-income Commonwealth countries.
Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle-income countries)
PhD - candidates to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral students in their home country.
Applicants who are citizens of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country or be a British Protected Person.
CONACYT - Durham Scholarships
Masters (1 Year) & PhD (Up to 3 years) PhD applicants invited as a priority.
Please note we are currently in the process of reviewing our agreement with CONACYT, which expired at the end of 2022. We will include information on this page as soon as we have any updates regarding the new terms and conditions of our partnership.
Please note we are currently in the process of reviewing our agreement with ANID. We will include information on this page as soon as we have any updates regarding the new terms and conditions of our partnership
Durham Palestine Educational Trust
Palestine - previous study or previously active in student or community life in the West Bank, East Jerusalem or Gaza.
Deadline: 30 March 2023.
Fullbright-Durham University PG Award
PGT (1 Year) or PGR (1st Year)
International Scholarships - UG and PGT
UG + PGT
Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Vietnam
Female students from developing countries.
Deadline: 31 March 2023
PGT (2 x 1 Year)
Marshall Sherfield Fellowship
Post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British University or research institute.
Ruth First Scholarship
SAID Foundation Scholarships
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