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Global Masters Scholarship 

 In partnership with Scott Logic and Trevelyan College, The Department of Mathematical Sciences is offering a scholarship to a student from a low or middle income country (as defined below) who wishes to study for a Masters in Mathematical Sciences , or a Masters in Particles, Strings and Cosmology. The scholarship covers full fees and accommodation for one year at Trevelyan College, and includes full catering during term time. The Global Masters Scholarship in Mathematical Sciences builds on the foundation laid by the African MSc Scholarship offered by the department in previous years.

Further particulars:

  • The scholarship is for a one-year taught course leading to the award of an MSc degree in Mathematical Sciences or an MSc degree in Particles, Strings and Cosmology.
  • Applicants should hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard from a low or middle income country, as defined by the DAC List of ODA Receipients here
  • Applicants should not have previously studied at a university outside of one of the countries above.
  • Applicants will need to provide evidence of possessing a qualification in English language that meets the minimum requirement. Details can be found here.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented at Durham University.
  • The financial need of the applicant will be a factor in the decision-making process. 
  • For the taught MScs, the awardee is required to attend all taught components of the chosen course and complete all assignments prescribed, including a dissertation. The two taught MSc programmes start in October 2022.

The closing date for applications is May 20th 2022.

How to apply:

There are two steps. 

1. Apply to the University program: Applications should be submitted on-line through the Graduate School; see their application web pages for more details of the on-line application system. Please specify in the application form that you wish to be considered for the Global Masters Scholarship. If it is not possible for you to complete the on-line application form, please contact the Department:

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Durham University

Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building MCS2030, 
Upper Mountjoy Campus, Stockton Road, 
Durham DH1 3LE 
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3050.
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 3051.


Your full academic transcripts and Curriculum Vitae should be included in your application.

2. Apply to the Global Masters Scholarship itself:
You do this by filling out this form:

Most of this form is short answers, but you will need to write two longer responses which you may want to prepare before starting the form, and then copy and paste into the appropriate boxes. The prompts for those responses are below. You will also need to arrange for two reference letters to be sent, which should be sent to the Department's email address above, to arrive by the closing date (20/5/2022). (Questions about the scholarship can be sent to Dr. Nabil Iqbal at ). 

Long questions: In completing them, note that your application will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, personal qualities, and the potential for the scholarship to make a difference in your academic career. 

Reasons for applying to take this Master's course at Durham: Why have you chosen to apply for the particular course? How will it build on your previous study/experience and develop your capabilities? Describe your suitability for graduate study and for the role of ambassador abroad for your country. Word limit: 500 words. 

Achieving your goals: How will this course help you to achieve your goals and to make a difference? How do you envisage putting enhanced skills and knowledge to good use? Word limit: 500 words.