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.
British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM
PGT (1 Year)
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela
Chevening Open Awards
Over 160 Chevening-eligible countries and territories.
Chevening Partnership Awards
China Scholarship Council
PGR (4 Years)
China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan).
Civil Society Leadership Awards (OSF)
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
PGT (1 year)
PGR (4 years)
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.
Chile – scholarship currently suspended for 2021 entry.
Durham Palestine Educational Trust
Palestine - previous study or previously active in student or community life in the West Bank or Gaza.
Fullbright-Durham University PG Award
PGT (1 Year) or PGR (1st Year)
Female students from developing countries.
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
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
SAID Foundation Scholarships
1 Year PGT or Masters' degrees by distance learning
Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
10 UG and 5 PGT
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UAE, Uruguay, USA, Qatar.
We have proud links with India, including energy, environmental, and biosciences research, extensive business networks, and a thriving alumni group based in Mumbai. For more information on the Vice Chancellor’s India Scholarships.
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