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Durham University

Department of Anthropology


Santander Scholarships: Durham University normally offers Santander Scholarships. These scholarships are worth £5000 and are open to outstanding candidates from Latin America applying to study a taught masters degree in any discipline at Durham. You can find further guidance on the University's Scholarship pages.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships (2018 entry): Durham University normally offers Commonwealth Scholarships to Commonwealth nationals from developing countries who wish to study a taught Master’s course at Durham University in Medical Anthropology or in Energy & Society. Each scholarship provides full payment of tuition fees, living costs and further amounts to cover associated costs. Further guidance can be found on the University's scholarship page.

Civil Society Leadership Scholarships: Funding is available to support applicants from Belarus, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Syria, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Cambodia, Laos and North Korea to our MSc Sustainability, Culture and Development programme. Further guidance can be found on the University's Scholarship page.

Ralph Lindsay Scholarships: Applicants who were born in the Durham or Newcastle area, or who attended Durham School, may be eligible for a one year scholarship to support their postgraduate studies. Further guidance can be found on the University's Scholarship page.

International Athlete Scholarships: Durham University Sport offers a number of funding opportunities to recruit atheletes, which help contribute to the cost of tuition fees and accommodation. Find out more here.

Scholarships for US Applicants: One year Marshall Scholarships enable US citizens to study for a Master's degree at a UK university. In addition, a one year Fulbright Scholarship is available for study at Durham University. Please note that the deadline for these scholarships is usually in October, for study in the UK from the following October. For more information see the University's Scholarship page.

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

Find more information on the University's Scholarships Office website.

"The Santander Scholarship was essential for me to be able to come to Durham University, which was one of the few universities in the world to offer an Anthropology postgraduate course for professionals with different BA studies. I wanted to combine my previous studies in Financial Management with postgraduate studies in the social sciences to be able to understand development from a better-rounded perspective."

Maria Elisa Aranda Blackaller

"The Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Sport has enabled me to compete at an international level and represent my country in basketball." 

Barbara Mutedzi