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International Scholarships

Durham University is committed to supporting the best students irrespective of financial circumstances. 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.

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.



Postgraduate Taught Programmes (PGT)

Postgraduate Research Programmes (PGR)

Please ensure that you submit an academic application to Durham University by the deadline date of the scholarship you are applying for.


Online Scholarship Application Guidance

Online Application Troubleshooting

ScholarshipApplication Status
British Council Women in STEM - PGT Deadline midnight on 18th March 2022
Chevening Scholarships - PGT Deadline 02/11/2021 
China Scholarship Council - PGR  
Colfuturo - PGT/PGR Please see web site 
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships - PGT Deadline 16.00 (UK) 01/11/2021 
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships - PGT Deadline 16.00 (UK) 20/12/2021
Commonwealth PhD Scholarships - PGR Deadline 16.00 (UK) 01/11/2021 
Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral Scholarships Due to open November 2022 
Durham Palestine Educational Trust - PGT Open 1st January 2022 to 30th March 2022
Fulbright - Durham Scholarship - PGT Deadline 17:00 (UK) 12/10/2021 
Hatfield Lioness Scholarship - PGT Opens 1st January 2022 to 31st March 2022

International Scholarships - UG and PGT

(Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Vietnam) 

Marshall Scholarship - PGT  
Said Scholarship - PGT Deadline 17.00 (UK) 29/10/2021 
Santander -UG/PGT Open 5th January 2022 to 31st March 2022


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