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Postgraduate Scholarships

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

The scholarships, awards and bursaries below are dedicated to supporting students from countries around the world. Other options for funding your studies may also be available.

Key:

Postgraduate Taught Programmes (PGT)
Postgraduate Research Programmes (PGR)

Please ensure that you submit an academic application to Durham University by the deadline date of the scholarship you are applying for.

Durham University Scholarships 2024-25

 

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Chevening Scholarships (PGT) Tuition fees paid directly on behalf of recipient plus stipend paid directly to recipient. Applicants who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country.  Various; includes payment of full tuition fees and other living allowances.
Open Date: 12th September 2023   Close Date: 7th November 2023 12.00 GMT
Chinese Scholarships Council (PGR) An award in partnership with the Chinese Scholarships Council.  Applicants who are citizens and permanent residents of mainland China wishing to study for a PhD. Various; includes payment of full tuition fees and living allowance.
Open Date:   Close Date:  
Colfuturo (PGT PGR) A Colombian non-profit foundation that was established with the support of the Colombian government. Colombian applicants. Various based on a scholarship-loan model.
Open Date: See website Close Date: See website
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships (PGT) Full International Scholarship. An award funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). for applicants from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Various; includes payment of full tuition fees and other living allowances.
Open Date: 1st September 2023 Close Date: 17th October 2023 16.00 GMT
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships (PGT) An award for MSc Civil Engineering, MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, MSc Defence Development and Diplomacy, MSc Mathematical Sciences, MSc and MA Climate, Risk and Society, MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics,  and MSc Sustainability, Energy and Development.

Applicants who are a citizen of or have been granted refugee status of an eligible Commonwealth country.

Various; includes payment of full tuition fees and other living allowances.
Open Date: 16 November 2023 Close Date: 16:00 (GMT) on 14 December 2023
Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (PGR) Full International Scholarship. Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), for taught Masters, PhD programmes and professional development for applicants from developing Commonwealth countries. Various allowances.
Open Date: 1st September 2023 Close Date: 17th October 2023 16:00 GMT
Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral Scholarships Funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). For PhD students studying at eligible universities across the Commonwealth to conduct research at an institute in the UK for 12 months.

Applicants who are registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country.

Various; includes payment of full tuition fees and other living allowances.
Open Date: See website Close Date: See website
Conacyt The National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) is the Mexican government institution responsible for establishing public policies on the humanities, science, technology, and innovation. Applicants from Mexico. Various allowances.
Open Date: See website Close Date: See website
Durham Cathedral Choral Scholarship  Paid directly to recipient Alto £4,201 plus additional fees
Open Date: 17th August 2023 Close Date: End of September 2023
Durham Cathedral Organ Scholarship Paid directly to recipient   £3,000 plus £500 for music/books/lessons
Open Date:  17th August 2023 Close Date: End of September 2023

Durham Palestine Educational Trust

(PGT)

Full International Scholarship. Applicants from Palestinian Occupied Territories. Specific eligibility criteria. Payment of full tuition fees and living allowances.
Open Date: See website Close Date: See website
Fulbright - Durham Scholarship (PGT) The US-UK Fulbright Commission focuses on opportunities and exchanges between the USA and the UK, as part of a global programme. Applicants who are US citizens wishing to study in the United Kingdom. Various.
Open Date: 1st September 2023 Close Date: 10th October 2023
Marshall Scholarship (PGT) Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability, to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Scholars are selected for any field of study. Applicants from the USA. Various, see Marshall Scholarships for details.
Open Date: See website Close Date: See website
Postgraduate Student Support Scholarships Tuition Fee Scholarship for Masters programmes Low-middle household income applicants

Postgraduate Taught Programmes £3,000

Masters in Research £2,000

Open Date:    24 January 2024 Close Date:  11 July 2024
Research Council Awards (PGR) To be confirmed. To be confirmed. To be confirmed.
Open Date:   Close Date:  
Ruth First Scholarship Full International Scholarship. Applicants from Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Tuition fees and living costs.
Open Date: 26 January 2024 Close Date: 10 March 2024
Said Foundation Scholarship (PGT) Full International Scholarship.  Applicants from Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan who are able to demonstrate potential to become leaders and innovators of change. Full tuition fees, full living expenses, one return travel and other allowances including thesis, visa fees and IHS fees.
Open Date:   Close Date:  

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