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Durham Grant Scheme

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This information is for home Undergraduates only

 

Eligibility and grant amounts

Home undergraduate students who do not already hold an undergraduate degree and whose household income is less than £25,000 are entitled to a Durham Grant of £2,000 in 2022/23.

Home undergraduate students who do not already hold an undergraduate degree and whose household income is between £25,000 and £42,875 are entitled to a Durham Grant of between £200 and £2,000 in 2022/23.

Household Income Durham Grant

£25,000

£2,000

£30,000

£1,500

£35,000

£1,000

£40,000

£500

£42,875

£200

Indicative Durham Grant amounts for illustration only; your Durham Grant may differ.

You get your Durham Grant as well as your government funding and you don't have to pay it back.

Your Durham Grant will be paid in three roughly equal instalments on the dates below:

Term Payment Date

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Epiphany Term

Friday 20 January 2023

Easter Term

Friday 5 May 2023

We strongly recommend that you use your Durham Grant to pay your College accommodation.

You will not be paid unless you provide the University with your bank sort code and account number via Banner Self-Service. We will send you an e-mail telling you how to do this.

You will only receive your termly payments if you are a fully registered student on certain dates each term. We call these "trigger dates".

Term Trigger Date Payment Date

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Epiphany Term

Monday 9 January 2023

Friday 20 January 2023

Easter Term

Monday 24 April 2023

Friday 5 May 2023

You will stop being a fully registered student if you suspend your studies or if you withdraw from your studies.

Application

You do not have to apply for your Durham Grant. As long as you have applied to Student Finance England (or equivalent) for your government funding and been assessed, and as long as you have consented to Student Finance England (or equivalent) passing your household income information to the University you should automatically be awarded a Durham Grant.

We will start awarding 2022/23 Durham Grants in the week commencing 15th August 2022.  No Durham Grants will be awarded after 23rd June 2023.

If you are eligible for a Durham Grant, you should receive an e-mail in the week commencing 15th August 2022.  We will e-mail your Durham University e-mail address.

If your household income has not been assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent) by w/c 15th August 2022, do not worry.  We check for new assessments nearly every week during the academic year.  We aim to e-mail eligible students within a week of you being assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent).  

You can get a Durham Grant in every year of your studies, provided that your household income remains below £42,875 (your household income is reassessed by Student Finance England or equivalent every year).  This includes years abroad and placement years.  Placement year students: you will need to ask Student Finance England (or equivalent) to means-test you for bursary purposes when you apply for your 2022/23 student finance as they will not do it automatically.  If you have already applied and did not specifically ask to be means-tested you can still contact Student Finance England or equivalent and ask them to means-test you.

Terms and conditions

The information above is general and does not cover every aspect of the Durham Grant Scheme. Durham Grants will be awarded in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

Queries

If you have any queries about the Durham Grant Scheme which cannot be answered by reading the Terms and Conditions contact the Durham Grant Scheme administrators.