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Scholarship Opportunities for International Students 

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.

KEY: 

Postgraduate Taught (PGT) - MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Postgraduate Research (PGR) - PhD and Masters Research Students
 

Name 

Level (Duration) 

Country Specific 

Application Status

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 

PGT (1 Year) 

Over 160 Chevening-eligible countries and territories. 

2023 Applications now closed

China Scholarship Council 

PGR (4 Years) 

Mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan). 

2023 Applications now closed

COLFUTURO 

PGT (1 year) 

PGR (4 years) 

Colombia 

Deadline: 28 February 2023

Commonwealth Open Awards 

PGT (1 Year); PhD (3 Years) 

Mostly middle to low-income Commonwealth countries. 

2023 Applications now closed

Commonwealth Shared 

PGT (1 Year) 

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. 

2023 Applications now closed

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. 

2023 Applications now closed

CONACYT - Durham Scholarships 

Masters (1 Year) & PhD (Up to 3 years) PhD applicants invited as a priority. 

Mexican nationals. 

 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.

CONICYT (ANID) 

PGT (1 year) 

PGR (4 years) 

Chile 

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 

PGT (1 Year) 

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) 

The USA. 

Deadline: 15 September 2022 

International Scholarships - UG and PGT

UG + PGT

Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Vietnam

See criteria for eligibility 

Lioness 

PGT 

Female students from developing countries. 

 

Deadline: 31 March 2023

Marshall 

PGT (2 x 1 Year) 

The USA. 

2023 Applications now closed

Marshall Sherfield Fellowship 

Post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British University or research institute. 

The USA. 

2023 Applications now closed

Ruth First Scholarship 

PGT (1 Year)  Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.  Deadline : 28 February 2023

SAID Foundation Scholarships 

1 Year PGT or Masters' degrees by distance learning  Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.  2023 Applications now closed

Contact Us

For further advice email:  scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk 

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