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Postgraduate Student Support Scholarships

The scholarships are intended to support students who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge by undertaking a postgraduate programme of study.

We are delighted to confirm that 100 Postgraduate Scholarships will be available to applicants who are commencing their studies at Durham University in 2024.. 

The scholarships are intended to support students who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge by undertaking a postgraduate programme of study at Durham University.

The majority of taught master’s and MRes programmes are eligible, except postgraduate diplomas, postgraduate certificates, integrated masters and courses funded by other public bodies (e.g. PGCE).  

Please note that it will not be possible to hold this scholarship and also receive the alumni discount. 



Postgraduate Taught £3,000 for the academic year 


MRes £2,000 for the academic year 

Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing 2024
Number of awards available One hundred
Level of study Postgraduate
Mode of study Full-time, Part-time
Programmes All postgraduate programmes
Duration One year (fulltime), two years (part-time pro-rata)


Eligible applicants must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Be progressing from an undergraduate course charged at the higher tuition fee rate of up to £9,000, introduced in 2012/13
  • In receipt of the full maintenance grant/loan i.e. have a household income level of £42,875 or below in the final year of their undergraduate study as assessed by Student Finance England or equivalent
  • Studying a full or part-time eligible postgraduate programme at Durham University
  • Domiciled in the UK (Classified as Home for tuition fee purposes)
  • Do not already hold a masters level qualification

Not sure if you're eligible? Contact us for advice.

How to apply

  1. Apply for a course

    Submit an academic application to Durham University by the scholarship deadline .

    Durham University Applicant Portal
  2. Complete a scholarship application

    Submit an online scholarship application form by 11th July 2024


    Scholarships applications accepted from


    1st November 2023


    Scholarship application deadline


    11th July 2024


    Applicants will be notified of the scholarship outcome by


    End of August 2024




  3. Required evidence

    Please send the following evidence in support of your application to


    Undergraduate tuition fee level - official confirmation that you were charged the higher tuition fee rate that came into effect in 2012  Either of the following will be accepted as evidence:

    • Student Finance Entitlement letter detailing the amount of tuition fee loan you received


    • A copy of your tuition fee invoice covering the final year of your undergraduate degree


    Household Income - a copy of your Student England letter confirming the financial breakdown of your maintenance grant/loan. EU applicants should provide an official document, such as a P60, confirming your household income for the final year of your undergraduate degree.


    Please note that all evidence should be an English translation.

  4. Selection process

    In a competitive situation, all eligible applications will be considered on the basis of the information provided in their personal statement when determining scholarship allocations.


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


Get in touch

If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for a scholarship or the application process, get in touch with our Scholarships and Student Funding Office:

Scholarships and Student Funding Office

Durham University

Palatine Centre

Stockton Road



Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 6395