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Scholarships for Current Students

Durham University is committed to supporting the best students irrespective of financial circumstances.  The following scholarships are either funded by the university, through partnerships with external organisations or through generous donations from alumni and friends of the University.

All financial support opportunities have associated eligibility criteria such as household income therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements prior to submitting an application.  Please also ensure you observe any application deadlines and submission requirements.

The scholarships, awards and bursaries below are for students who have already commenced their studies at Durham.

Durham University financial support 2023-24

Durham University Arts Management Fund

Funding for personal development and extra-curricular interests within the arts.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students. Variable allowances.
Open Date:  


Michaelmas Term:
Epiphany Term:

Easter Term:




Durham University Student Travel Abroad Fund To be confirmed. To be confirmed. To be confirmed.
Open Date:   Close Date:  
Durham University Expeditions Fund

For organised research-based expeditions to locations outside Western Europe.

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Variable allowances.

Open Date:

March 2023 Close Date: 24 April 2023
Internships and Industry Fund for Computer Science

Financial assistance to support the uptake of internships, placements and other industry activities in the UK and internationally.


Students on a computer science or natural science course at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Up to £1,500 (per cycle).
Open Date: 12 October 2022 Close Date: 23 June 2023 5pm
Student Employability Fund Cash bursary for students with a household income below £42,875 to develop skills, attributes and experiences to help progression. Undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research students.

Variable allowances.


Open Date: Closed for the Easter 2023 Term Close Date: Closed for the Easter 2023 Term
Durham Cathedral Choral Scholarship Choral Scholarships - Alto are offered by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral. Undergraduate and postgraduate students.  Up to £4021 per academic year plus additional fees
Open Date: 17th August 2023   Close Date:  End of September 2023
Durham Cathedral Organ Scholarship Organ Scholarships are offered by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral Undergraduate and postgraduate students £3,000 plus £500 for music/books/lessons
Open Date: 17th August 2023   Close Date: End of September 2023

Durham University 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) changes 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.