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Santander Universities

Kindly supported by a generous gift from Santander Universities, up to 6 scholarships worth £5,000, for the academic year 2018/19 will be available at Durham University. Applications are welcomed from prospective Durham University students from selected countries.

Geographical Criteria

Applicants from the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Qatar

Level of Study

Taught Master's Degree programmes (excluding MRes and Masters by Research)

Mode of study

Full time

Year of Entry

2018/19 Year of Entry

Durham University are not yet able to offer scholarships to applicants commencing their studies in September/October 2018. The scholarship can be paid either towards tuition fees or as stipend directly to the recipient.


One year



Number of awards available


Prospective applicants must:

  • Stage 1: submit an online postgraduate academic application directly to Durham University. When completing this application please indicate your intention to apply for a Santander Scholarship in the funding section of the academic application. Please ensure that you submit your academic application to Durham University as soon as possible and no later than the scholarship application deadline.

Scholarship Applications accepted from

22 November 2017

Scholarship Application deadline

16 March 2018

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

Before 24 May 2018

Eligible applications will be considered on the basis of their personal statement, academic references along with their academic potential by a panel of senior academic staff at the Durham University.

For further information or advice:


Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395

“The Santander Scholarship was essential for me to be able to come to Durham University, which was one of the few universities in the world to offer an Anthropology postgraduate course for professionals with different BA studies.”

Maria Elisa Aranda Blackaller - Santander Scholar
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