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Durham Inspired: Computer Science Scholarships

The Durham Inspired: Computer Science scholarships are is offered due to the generous support of our donors and are specifically designed to support applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

2 scholarships are available to applicants commencing their studies in October 2024.


Amount £4,000 per academic year 
Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in 2024/25
Number of awards available

1 Durham Inspired Computer Science Scholarships (4 year maximum)

1 Durham Inspired Computer Science Qube RT Scholarship (3 year maximum)

Level of study Undergraduate
Mode of study Full-time
Programmes All Computer Science programmes - applicants reading Natural Sciences, with a significant proportion of their modules in Computer Science, may also apply

1 for a maximum of 4 years undergraduate study (including a foundation year or integrated masters programme)

1 for a maximum of 3 years undergraduate study.


Applicant must have:

  • a household income below £42,875 (as determined by Student Finance)
    and meet at least one of the following criteria
  • be the first generation in your immediate family to attend University

  • be from a background currently underrepresented in Computer Science

Preference will be given to applicants from the North East of England - defined as having a postcode beginning with DH, DL, NE, SR or TS.

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 via UCAS prior to the scholarship deadline.

    Apply to UCAS
  2. Complete a scholarship application

    Submit the following by the scholarship deadline of 15th April 2024


    A completed scholarship application form 


    Provide a copy of your Student Finance letter confirming the amount of maintenance loan you will receive to   If you do not have this information by the scholarship deadline please provide it as soon as you receive it from Student Finance England.


    Arrange for a reference in support of your scholarship application to be sent by email to

    Please ensure your referee submits the reference on letter headed paper which contains:


    • their name
    • position
    • contact details
    • the name of the scholarship you have applied for
    • your full name


    Application deadline


    15th April 2024


    When candidates will hear the outcome of their application by


    End of May 2024

  3. Selection process

    • All eligible applications for the Durham Inspired Scholarship will be considered on the basis of their personal statement, reference and academic status
    • Other scholarship awards may also be taken into account when considering the allocation of the scholarship
    • The University may use additional datasets to identify applicants who come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression to higher education or high levels of socio-economic deprivation


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 8997