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St John's College

Fees & Finance

Bursaries, Scholarships and Hardship Funds

The college has some funds to support the activities of its members, including travel. Bursaries of around £200-£400 are awarded for extra-curricular projects by a process of competitive application held three times per year.

In case of financial difficulties, students should see the Senior Tutor in the first instance. For hardship when faced with the core costs of studying, students can receive college hardship loans but most commonly the college acts as the intermediary for applications to university hardship funds, payments from which are often made as grants.

Meet a postgraduate

I was very pleased to have been given a place at Durham University, not least because of its international reputation as an institution producing high quality scholars. It has also been exciting to become a member of St. John's College.

St. John's was my first choice given its history of fostering students in a close and diverse community, as well as the immediate access to necessary resources which it offers postgraduates.

My expectations of the college have been surpassed with the warm and helpful attitude of its many staff, and the sociability of the student body. Durham is now my third university, and it is the collegiate system we have in place which helps establish a sense of belonging, and a support network at the very start of the academic year.


Alex, PhD Theology and Religion




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