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Dr John Wreglesworth Scholarship

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Thanks to the generous legacy donation of supporter and friend Dr John Wreglesworth to the University, the Department of History is pleased to be able to offer this new Undergraduate Scholarship. The Scholarship is designed to aid a student from the north-east who is in need of financial support, and who has been educated at a state-maintained school, college or other secondary education provider. To help address under-representation, the Department therefore encourages applications to the Dr John Wreglesworth Scholarship from any student planning to embark on an Undergraduate History or Joint Honours degree with a minimum 50% History content who meets the above criteria. Those students undertaking a foundation year are also encouraged to apply.

Applications for the academic year 2024-25 are now open with a closing date of 31 May 2024.

Please note that the below details provide an overview of the scholarship. For full details, including terms and conditions, please see the below documents:

Notes to Applicants

Terms & Conditions



Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in October 2024
Number of awards available Three
Level of study Undergraduate
Mode of study Full-time

V100 BA History

V102 BA History with Foundation

QV21 BA English Literature and History

V101 BA Ancient, Medieval and Modern History

RV92 BA Modern European Languages and History with Year Abroad

LA01 BA Liberal Arts

LMV0 BA Combined Honours in Social Sciences

Value of scholarship £4,000 per year of study, which contributes to tuition fees, living costs, and other associated costs of study

Up to 5 years of study. If the degree is a three-year course, this can be supplemented by financial support during one or both of the following:

  1. A Foundation year of study in the year preceding the start of the degree, meaning the degree course applied for is BA History with Foundation which lasts four years (V102).
  2. After the Honours degree, a Masters year in History (V1KC07) or Medieval and Early Modern Studies (R9K807), if accepted to one of those courses.
Deadline for applications 23:59 on 31 May 2024



Applicants for the Dr John Wreglesworth Scholarship must:

  • Be applying to join the Department of History at Durham University in October 2024 to take an Honours degree or a Joint Honours degree with 50% minimum History content
  • Come from a household with an income of below £47,200 per year as assessed by Student Finance England or equivalent UK government body
  • Be paying tuition fees on the Home student tariff
  • Have been educated at a state-maintained UK school, college or other education provider for the whole of your education (or in the case of asylum seekers and refugees, the whole of your education since arrival in the UK)
  • Live (at the time of applying) at an address in the North East of England with a postcode beginning with the first two letters NE, SR, TS, DH, or DL

Priority will be given to applicants who are the first generation of their family to attend higher education, are care-experienced, or are estranged from their family.

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

Not sure if you're eligible? Contact us for advice.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for one of the eligible programmes

    Submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS, prior to the scholarship deadline

    Apply now
  2. Complete a scholarship application

    Complete and submit the application form, making sure to include all of the requested information

    Complete the application form
  3. Arrange a letter of support

    You should arrange for a letter of support from your teacher or person in a similar position of authority to be submitted to by the deadline of 23:59 on 31 May 2024. If you are having trouble obtaining a supporting letter, please let us know

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If you have any questions about this scholarship, feel free to get in touch using the below links, or by telephone on +44 (0)1913347210