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Durham University

Scholarships

Hatfield Lioness Scholarship

APPLICATIONS REOPEN JANUARY 2021

The aim of the Hatfield Lioness Scholarship is to enable a female student from a developing country where access to tertiary education is limited to benefit from undertaking postgraduate study at the University of Durham. The scholarship has been set up as part of the celebration of 30 years of women students at Hatfield College, University of Durham, and is funded by alumni, friends of the College and other sources supportive of the scholarship’s aims. Further information about fundraising for this scholarship can be found here.

Hatfield College aims to award the Lioness Scholarship to an individual who has the academic and personal qualities to enable them to complete and benefit from a postgraduate course, and who will also act as a positive ambassador for their home country in Durham, and put their enhanced knowledge and skills gained from the master’s programme and experience in Durham to good use for the benefit of their society when they return home.


Applicants must have applied for and been offered an unconditional place on their chosen master’s programme by the end of May 2021.

Applicants must not be in receipt of any other scholarship to fund their postgraduate studies or have completed a degree in the UK before.

Applicants must be female.

Geographical criteria

Applicants must be a national of one of the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guines
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen, Rep.
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Level of study

Taught Master’s Degree programmes.

Mode of study

Full-time

Year of Entry

The scholarship is available for students starting a degree programme in October 2021.

Programmes

All except MBA and research Master's programmes.

Further information

Applicants should:

  • hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course ; and
  • have all other course entry requirements including the relevant English language qualification;
  • not hold a Master’s degree; and
  • not otherwise have the financial means to study for a Master’s degree in the UK

The scholarship will cover:

  • Full payment of University tuition fees
  • Stipend for living expenses – 4 quarterly payments
  • One return economy air ticket from the home country to the UK, and the cost of return travel between the UK airport and Durham City
  • Fully funded, self-catered, single room in mixed accommodation at Hatfield College
  • ‘Settling in allowance’ on arrival
  • Cost of UK visa and the UK Health surcharge

Duration

One academic year

Restrictions

  • The Scholarship does not provide funding for dependants, nor for travel during the Scholarship
  • Accommodation is for the Scholarship holder only; dependants cannot be accommodated

Number of awards available

1

How to apply - Please ensure you submit both the applications required:

Stage 1: An academic application for your chosen master’s programme; within this application you should reference your intention to apply for the Hatfield Lioness Scholarship. Once you have completed this application you can move onto stage 2. When you receive your academic offer letter from the University, please forward it to hatfield.trust@durham.ac.uk with your full name and Lioness Scholarship 2021 in the subject line.

Stage 2: An application for the Scholarship on this Application form. Please make sure to complete all sections. If you do not have all your documents now, please forward them to hatfield.trust@durham.ac.uk before the deadline for your application to be considered.

Application deadline

APPLICATIONS REOPEN JANUARY 2021

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

Mid-June 2021

Applications will be considered on: academic merit, personal qualities and the fit with the chosen degree programme to the candidate's aims.

Contact

For further information or advice:

Email: hatfield.trust@durham.ac.uk