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Durham University

Vice-Chancellor's India Scholarships 2021/22

Enhance your employability

When you study at Durham you'll graduate with so much more than a degree. You'll have the chance to develop your skills, explore your career options, and ensure you've got the best possible start to your future.

Durham is ranked in the world top 40 for employer reputation in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020, and Durham also has the highest graduate recruitment rate of any UK university (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal Survey 2016). Our graduates continually demonstrate that throughout their time at Durham they build the skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. You will find Durham alumni in a wide range of roles in organisations across the globe, including IBM, the United Nations, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce and CERN.

Our Careers and Enterprise Centre is here to support you in pursuing your career or ambitions, with a range of resources, events, internship schemes, placements, work experience, and expert staff to guide and support you.

At Durham, every student belongs to a college, a unique community of undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff. In your College you'll be surrounded by all sorts of different people studying a wide range of subjects, creating an environment where you can engage with ideas, learn from others, and grow and develop as a person. Our colleges also offer the chance to take on positions of leadership and responsibility, and acquire skills beyond your studies. Together, these opportunities will help you stand out in an increasingly competitive graduate job market


“A degree from Durham University has been a life changing experience for me. Not only did I learn from the best of faculties but there was so much lateral learning from school mates who were among the best students from across the globe. The learnings have amazing return on investment besides the University being located in the most heavenly setting possible.”

Anand Vijay Jha, LLM in International Trade and Commercial Laws 2013-14 Chief Public Policy Officer at Walmart India

"I consider myself, in all seriousness, very fortunate to attain a job I have always aspired for, in one of the most exuberant cities in the world. I started at Deutsche Bank as a software engineer about 6 months ago following a summer internship the year before."

Find out more about the experiences of recent graduate Soumya Singh who went to work for Deutsche Bank in London following her graduation from Durham.