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Durham University is committed to supporting the best postgraduate students.  The following scholarships are either funded by Durham University through partnerships with external organisations, or through generous donations from alumni and friends of Durham.


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.

ScholarshipApplication Status
Chevening Scholarships - PGT Deadline 02/11/2021 
China Scholarship Council - PGR Deadline 11.59 p.m. (UK) 30/04/22 
Colfuturo - PGT/PGR please see web site 
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships - PGT Deadline 4.00 p.m. (UK) 01/11/2021 
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships - PGT to be confirmed 
Commonwealth PhD Scholarships - PGR Deadline 4.00 p.m. (UK) 01/11/2021 
Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral Scholarships Due to open November 2022 
Durham Doctoral Studentships   
Durham Palestine Educational Trust - PGT to be confirmed 
Durham Training Partnerships and Centres - PGR  
Fulbright - Durham Scholarship - PGT Deadline 5.00 p.m. 12/10/21 
Marshall Scholarship - PGT  
Postgraduate Student Support Scholarships - PGT  
Research Council Awards - PGR  
Ruth First Scholarship - PGT to be confirmed 
Said Scholarship - PGT Deadline 5.00 p.m. (UK) 29/10/21 
Santander Scholarship - PGT to be confirmed 

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Our Thanks

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