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Durham University

Vice-Chancellor's India Scholarships 2021/22

About the Scholarships

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We are delighted to be able to offer scholarships for a range of courses starting in 2021 to students from India.

Scholarships are for undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses in Engineering, taught postgraduate courses in Law, taught postgraduate courses in Data Science and taught postgraduate courses in Biosciences. The value of the scholarship will be £4,000.

Scholarships will be awarded to all international fee-paying applicants, domiciled in India and intending to start on the following degree programmes in October 2021:

  • Engineering (undergraduate and taught postgraduate)
  • Law (taught postgraduate)
  • Data Science (taught postgraduate)
  • Biosciences (taught postgraduate)

The scholarship is in the form of a tuition fee scholarship. In the case of Undergraduate Engineering, this scholarship applies to each year of study. The scholarship will only apply to students starting their degree programme in October 2021 and will not apply to those applicants who defer entry to 2022.

All applicants who apply for the courses listed will be considered for the scholarship automatically and no additional application form is required.

To be considered for the Vice-Chancellor’s India Scholarship 2021/22 you must:

  • Be available to take up your programme place in the 2021/22 academic year
  • Be willing to participate and cooperate in public marketing activities which the University may organise for the scholarship winners
  • Be willing to participate and cooperate in internal marketing activities which the University may organise such as Open Events and student testimonials
  • Be completely self-funding in order to be eligible for a scholarship. Failure to disclose that your fees are paid by an employer, private provider or government body, invalidates this offer.

The Scholarship applies to the standard completion timescales of our programmes. In the case of Undergraduate programmes, these may be three or four years’ duration.

Scholarships are not transferable and not deferrable. They are valid only for use by scholarship winners in the academic year for which the scholarship has been awarded. Applicants who choose to defer entry will be considered for any scholarships available in the year of entry. Acceptance of a scholarship before deferral does not guarantee a scholarship offer during the year of entry.

There is no cash alternative to be offered if a place on the programme is not taken up.

In order to be considered for the Scholarship, an Undergraduate applicant must hold their place as Unconditional Firm via UCAS. For Postgraduate applicants, they must have accepted their place to study via the University’s online applicant portal

To secure the scholarship award applicants must confirm acceptance of the award by the date stated on their offer letter.

The scholarship award will be deducted from full tuition fee and pro-rated across instalments.

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From one of our alumni...

Sateesh Lele

I joined Durham University from Mumbai in 1960 to study Mechanical Engineering. I was fortunate to have an excellent professor and staff who took personal interest in ensuring my successful transition and graduation with an Honours degree in 1964. Because of their kindness, I have donated each year to the Scholarship fund as an alumnus and have actively hosted Alumni events in Northern California (San Jose, San Francisco).

I believe Durham University enabled me to transition smoothly from Engineer, to IT Specialist, to CIO, to Board member to CEO to Real Estate Broker over my 40 year career. Thank you Durham University!

Sateesh Lele, Engineering 1964