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Department of Geography


The cost of studying at Durham has two core elements:

The Department has a range of studentships, scholarships and bursaries to help fund your postgraduate study with us, including prestigious AHRC, ESRC, NERC and Durham Doctoral Studentship awards.

New NERC IAPETUS Studentships for 2018

Applicants should contact Dr Rich Hardy ( or Kathy Wood ( in the first instance and submit an application to the University.

Further Details.

Deadline for applications: 19th January, 2018.

We are particularly keen to see applications from international students who are not citizens of the UK or the European Union.

We have a large number of international postgraduate students registered for both Masters and PhD programmes as well as extensive staff experience in the delivery of high quality training and support.

Many international students are eligible for one of a number of prestigious studentship awards and we encourage you to explore the following avenues:

  • Durham Doctoral Studentships - The Faculty of Social Sciences & Health (which includes the Department of Geography) has available a number of prestigious Durham Doctoral Studentships for new, high-calibre PhD students
  • The British Council hosts information on a range of scholarships for study in the UK. It has an excellent search engine for scholarship information (see the 'Scholarship Search' boxes on the page)
  • CSFP Awards administered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, for Citizens of the Commonwealth
  • Contact your Ministry of Education or local British Council Office who will also be able to advise on scholarship opportunities

    Postgraduate Funding Opportunities


    Postgraduate funding opportunities - find out more about scholarships available for postgraduate study.

    New Postgraduate Funding Source

    Working in partnership with an established credit union, Durham University is delighted to be able to offer UK postgraduate taught students of all ages the opportunity of applying for low cost ethical loans. Find out more about the Durham University NEFirst Postgraduate Loan Scheme.