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Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The Weldon-le Huray Scholarships Programme

Supporting Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

Durham University is delighted to launch the Weldon - le Huray Scholarships Programme, a flagship scheme supporting talented UK students taking an undergraduate degree course in the Arts and Humanities in making the very best of their abilities.

The first round of scholarships will be available to those beginning their undergraduate studies in the 2019–20 academic year.

The Scholarships

The Weldon - le Huray Scholarships offer a fantastic opportunity for home students from lower-income households to pursue academic excellence and enhance their career prospects within Durham's prestigious Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

A minimum of three scholarships are available for Durham University applicants hoping to commence their studies in the 2019–20 academic year, who are able to demonstrate exceptional potential in the field of Arts and Humanities. Each scholarship will provide a minimum annual award of £4000 for a maximum of four years (including courses with an additional foundation or masters year of study).

Scholarship funds must partly be used to support degree enhancement activities, such as career, study/work abroad, or leadership development opportunities.


Can I apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • A resident UK national;
  • Applying for a place on one of our Arts and Humanities undergraduate degree programmes;
  • Commencing your studies in the 2019–20 academic year;
  • Able to demonstrate exceptional potential in the field of Arts and Humanities, through providing both a personal statement outlining recent relevant indicators \ achievements and an academic reference;
  • Able to demonstrate a need of financial assistance to undertake your studies.

To apply, please visit our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries site. Applications need to be submitted by Wednesday 30th January 2019.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Durham University is a UK and world leader. Almost every Faculty Department is ranked in the top five domestically, whilst the Faculty is ranked in the Top 30 globally.


We are very grateful to alumni Guy and Sarah Weldon for their generous support of this scholarship programme, a second element of which supports undergraduates in their pursuit of sporting excellence at Durham.