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Durham University


Postgraduate Student Support Scholarships

Durham University is delighted to confirm that at 100 Postgraduate Taught Scholarships, worth £3,000, will be available to applicants commencing with the University in October 2021.

The scholarships are intended to support students who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge by undertaking a postgraduate programme of study at Durham University.

The majority of taught master’s programmes are eligible, except postgraduate diplomas, postgraduate certificates, MRes programmes, integrated masters and courses funded by other public bodies (e.g. PGCE).

Eligible applicants must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Be progressing from an undergraduate course charged at the higher tuition fee rate of up to £9,000, introduced in 2012/13;
  • In receipt of the full maintenance grant/loan i.e. have a household income level of £42,875 or below in the final year of their undergraduate study as assessed by Student Finance England or equivalent.
  • Studying a full or part time eligible postgraduate programme at Durham University ;
  • Domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU) (Classified as Home/EU for tuition fee purposes);
  • Do not already hold a masters level qualification;


One year (fulltime), two years (part time pro rata)


£3,000 for the academic year 2021/22

Number of awards available


Scholarships applications accepted from

18th January 2021

Scholarship application deadline

30th June 2021

Applicants will be notified of the scholarship outcome by:

By 30th July 2021

In a competitive situation all eligible applications will be considered on the basis of the information provided in their personal statement when determining scholarship allocations.

Required Evidence

Please send the following evidence in support of your application to

    • Undergraduate tuition fee level – official confirmation that you ere charged the higher tuition fee rate that came into effect in 2012 ( current Durham University undergraduate students do not need to supply this information). Either of the following will be accepted as evidence:
    • Student Finance Entitlement Letter detailing the amount of tuition fee loan you received
    • or
    • A copy of your tuition fee invoice covering the final year of your undergraduate degree.
  • Household Income - a copy of your Student England letter confirming the financial breakdown of your maintanance grant/loan. EU applicants should provide an official document, such as a P60, confirming your household income for your final year of your Undergraduate degree. Please note that all evidence should be an English translation.

Prospective applicants must:

For further information or advice:


Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395

The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published or contained on its website is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not subsequently be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Whilst any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website any person wishing to clarify the details of a particular scholarship/s should contact the University at