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The Jeremy Vine Scholarship in English Literature


The Jeremy Vine Scholarship in English Literature has been established to assist a UK student of Black Heritage, in need of financial support, throughout their undergraduate English Literature degree studies. The scholarship is available thanks to a generous donation from Durham alumnus Jeremy Vine and will enable Durham University to assist the successful applicant through their programme for up to four years of study commencing in academic year 2024/25. The successful applicant will need to meet the essential eligibility criteria associated with the scholarship and demonstrate a willingness to contribute towards University life.

Amount £4,000 per academic year which contributes to:
  • tuition fees
  • living costs
  • other associated costs of study
Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in October 2024
Number of awards available One
Level of study Undergraduate
Mode of study Full-time
  1. The English Literature undergraduate degree, or
  2. An undergraduate degree in the Department of English Studies, with English Literature as a named element, or
  3. English with Foundation
Duration The duration of their programme at Durham University


Applicant must:

  • have a household income below £47,200 at the start of the 2024/25 academic year as assessed by Student Finance England (SFE) (or equivalent)
  • be planning to take up a place on an eligible undergraduate English Literature Programme at Durham University in the 2024/25 academic year
  • be a Home UK student of Black Heritage - African, Caribbean, Dual or Mixed Heritage (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Other Black Background)
  • be educated at a state-maintained school, college or another secondary education provider for the whole of their education; (or, in the case of asylum seekers and refugees, the whole of their education since arrival in the UK)

Please note that receipt of funds will be dependent on receiving an offer to study at Durham University, meeting entry conditions and taking up a place at the University.

How to apply

  1. Complete a scholarship application


    Please review the terms and conditions:

    Terms and Conditions - Jeremy Vine Scholarship



    and complete the application form:  

    Application Form - Jeremy Vine Scholarship



  2. Confirm your funding

    Please provide a copy of your Student Finance England (or equivalent) assessment letter, so that we can verify your household income (if you have not received this yet, you can provide it later) to with the subject "Scholarship 2024" 

  3. Selection process

    All eligible applications will be considered on the basis of your academic talent, how the award is likely to enhance the contribution you can make to University life, and your financial situation. For more information see the Notes to Scholars:

    Notes to Scholars - Jeremy Vine Scholarship



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 Scholarships Advice

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