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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.




Scholarship Application Status
Chevening Scholarships - PGT (2023 Entry) Open 02/08/22 to 01/11/22 12.00 GMT
China Scholarship Council - PGR please see web site
Colfuturo - PGT/PGR Please see web site 
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships - PGT 2023 Entry due to open September 2022 to December 2022
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships - PGT 3rd November 2022 to 16.00 (GMT) on 13th December 2022
Commonwealth PhD Scholarships - PGR 2023 Entry due to open September 2022 to December 2022
Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral Scholarships Due to open November 2022.  Please visit Commonwealth Commission web site
Durham Palestine Educational Trust - PGT 2023 entry dates to be confirmed
Fulbright - Durham Scholarship - PGT 2023 Entry Deadline 15th September 2022 11.59

International Scholarships - UG and PGT

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

Marshall Scholarship - PGT 2023 entry applications now closed.
Ruth First Scholarship 2023 entry dates to be confirmed
Said Scholarship - PGT 2023 Entry deadline 17.00 (UK) 28th October 2022. 


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