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Durham Law School

Funding Opportunities

The University has a searchable funding database, giving you a complete list of all available sources of funding. The following are more specific sources of funding for Law postgraduates.


Funding Available to Postgraduate Research Students

To be considered for any of the funding opportunities below you will first need to apply for the appropriate research degree in Law. Prospective applicants should discuss their research proposal with a possible supervisor before submitting a formal application. The deadlines provided are for submission of the online application and all supporting documents.

(1) Durham Doctoral Studentships

The deadline for applications for October 2014 entry has now passed.

(2) AHRC Studentships

The deadline for applications for October 2014 entry has now passed.

(3) ESRC Studentships

The deadline for applications for October 2014 entry has now passed.

(4) Durham Law School Studentships

Durham Law School is inviting applications for scholarships for postgraduate research students, tenable from 1 October 2014. The successful applicants will register for a full-time PhD (three years) in the Law School. These studentships will provide funding for a fee waiver at home/EU rate, together with a stipend of £10,000 p.a. Students who are required to pay tuition fees at international level will obtain only a fee waiver without any additional stipend.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday 14th April 2014 at 12pm GMT.

Enquiries at first instance should be sent to

Please click here for full details.

Funding Available to All Law Postgraduates

The British Chevening Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council. These awards enable overseas students to undertake postgraduate study in the UK. There are three types of scholarship: Type A scholarships (tuition fees only), Type B scholarships (tuition fees, monthly stipend and various one-off allowances), and Type C scholarships (part/full stipend and/or allowances).

Applications are to be made on-line: E-Chevening. Remember though that you should first read your country listing page to see if there is any country specific information relevant to your application.

For further information, please see the British Chevening Scholarship website.


Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US$25,000 or its equivalent for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies.

Applications are to be made through your local Rotary club. Use the Club Locator to find contact information for Rotary clubs.

Funding Available to Taught Postgraduate Students Only

Durham Santander Scholarships

In partnership with Banco Santander, Durham University will be awarding 5 postgraduate scholarships to outstanding candidates from Latin America. Each scholarship is worth £5000 and will be open to students applying to study a taught masters degree (such as an LLM).

The full details can be found on the International Office website. Those meeting the criteria will automatically be considered for the scholarship.


For more information please contact the Postgraduate Secretaries.