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Fees and finance

As a postgraduate student you will be required to pay tuition fees to the University. Your tuition fees will depend on whether you are a 'home student' or an 'international student', and on the programme you study. Our tuition fees for postgraduate research degrees are available on our finance web pages, and our tuition fees for postgraduate taught degrees can be found in the courses database.

To find out whether you are a 'home student' or an 'international student' please contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office via email:

As well as your tuition fees, you will also need to meet your day-to-day living and course costs whilst you study with us. For information on accommodation costs at Durham University please visit our accommodation web pages.

 Some students have been concerned about increases in postgraduate fees in response to the reduction in the Government subsidy of fees for UK undergraduates. Therefore we would like to reassure applicants to our courses. The levels of postgraduate fees are not regulated by the UK Government and as such the recent decisions on undergraduate fees do not apply to postgraduate fees either for UK or non-UK students.

Our postgraduate fees have always been independently set by Durham University, and are reviewed on an annual basis. At Durham University there is no expectation that there will be any significant increase in postgraduate fees (Masters or PhD) in 2015/16 other than to reflect any cost inflation. The details of postgraduate fees for 2014/15 can be found at

A wide range of Durham University scholarships are available to help students meet part or all of the costs of their fees and details and how to apply can be found by browsing the links on the left. 

Funding Opportunities

Durham University is delighted to offer a wide range of full and partial funding opportunities to outstanding applicants wishing to study towards Masters and doctoral degrees. Durham Doctoral Studentships and Research Council Studentships cover tuition fees and living costs, whilst Scholarships contribute to tuition fees and/or living costs.

To find out which funding opportunities are open to you follow the links below:

Faculty of Arts

Students wishing to study Classics and Ancient History, English Studies, History, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, or Theology and Religion please visit:

Faculty of Science

Students wishing to study Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering and Computing Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or Psychology please visit:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Health

Students wishing to study Anthropology, Applied Social Sciences, Archaeology, Education, Economics, Finance and Business, Geography, Government and International Affairs, Medicine and Health, or Law please visit:

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities


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

Exclusive £5,000 scholarship for Durham University alumni

Durham University Business School is pleased to be able to offer a £5,000 scholarship to Durham alumni who join the full-time, Executive or Global MBA programme.

You can find out more at