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Scholarships

The following 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.

Scholarships available for 2022 entry will be determined in September 2021. Over 60 scholarships are available, each year. Some scholarships are awarded to more than one person.

 

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Funding Database

Funding opportunities can also be sourced from external organisations. Our funding database holds a variety of scholarships and bursaries to cover tuition fees and living costs. 

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Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

All financial support opportunities have associated eligibility conditions such as household income or academic achievement, therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements prior to submitting an application. Please also observe any application deadlines and submission requirements.

Key

UG: Undergraduate
PGT: Postgraduate taught courses
PGR: Postgraduate research degrees

Alumni Fee Scholarship 2021-22

Provides a tuition fee discount to Alumni. (PGT)
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Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. (PGT, PGR)
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Conicyt Scholarships

Scholarships from the Ministry for Education in Chile for postgraduate studies at Durham University. (PGT, PGR)
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Doctoral Training Partnership & Centres

We have teamed up with private/public sector organisations to establish doctoral training partnerships/centres to provide training and research. (PGR)
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Durham Doctoral Studentship - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

A limited number of Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) available to international postgraduate researchers of exceptional ability. (PGR)
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Durham Doctoral Studentships - Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers a number of 3.5 year studentships to outstanding doctoral candidates. (PGR)
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Durham Doctoral Studentship - Faculty of Social Science and Health

The Faculty of Social Science and Health offers a number of studentships to outstanding doctoral candidates. (PGR)
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Research Council Awards

If you are a home fee-paying student you may be able to access funding from one of seven UK Research Councils to cover the cost of your degree. (PGR)
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Durham University makes every effort to ensure that the information published or contained on its website is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not subsequently be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University's reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) changes in Government policy or change of law. Whilst any changes will be incorporated into the University's website any person wishing to clarify the details of a particular scholarship/s should contact the University at scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk.

 

Our Thanks

We are so grateful for the gifts that we receive from our alumni and supporters.
Your support is helping Durham to inspire the great minds and leaders of tomorrow.