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Durham University


Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Durham University is proud to partner Chevening in 2021/22.

In addition to the Open Awards, the University have 10 Partnership Awards open to applicants from all Chevening eligible countries.

All Scholarships are of equal value and follow the same application process. Applicants should apply through their country page on

For specific eligibility criteria please refer to Chevening's webpage.

Geographical Criteria

Open & Partnership Awards: Applicants must be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there for a minimum of 2 years after your Chevening Award has finished.

Level of Study

Taught Master's Degree programmes

Mode of study

Full time

Year of Entry

Applicants for programmes commencing in 2021/22


All Postgraduate Taught programmes

Most Chevening Scholarships cover:

  • tuition fees
  • a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual)
  • an economy class return airfare to the UK
  • additional grants to cover essential expenditure


One year

  • Stage 2: submit an online scholarship application via the Chevening website. Please refer to this webpage for further information about the application process and timelines.

Scholarship applications accepted via the Chevening website from

3rd September 2020 12.00 BST

Scholarship application deadline

3rd November 2020 12.00 BST

Please note you must also have submitted an academic application to Durham by 3rd November 2020

For further information or advice:


Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395


“I feel greatly honoured to be awarded the Chevening Scholarship and to study International Relations at Durham University, one of the most prestigious universities in UK. It’s an invaluable opportunity for me to develop my professional and academic skills, which will no doubt benefit my career as a journalist in the future. ”

Xin Chen, MA International Relations (East Asia)
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