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Summary

Gratefully supported by the British Council, Durham University is delighted to announce five fully funded scholarships for female students from Mexico interested in pursuing master’s studies in the 2024/25 academic year.

 

Applications from women whose identities include multiple intersecting factors, including race, class, religion and women who are single mothers are particularly welcome.

More information about the scholarship programme can be found on the British Council website.

British Council Women in STEM Scholarships cover

Full payment of tuition fees

12 months stipend

A return economy class flight

Visa application fee 

Insurance 

NHS surcharge

Other study related costs

Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in 2024/25
Number of awards available
Level of study Taught Master's Degree programmes as listed below
Mode of study Full-time
Eligible Programmes
Duration One year 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, you must:

  • Be a woman (cis-gendered or trans) or identify as non-binary;
  • Be a passport holder and permanent resident of Mexico;
  • Have submitted an academic application to study on one of the eligible Durham University postgraduate programmes, as listed above;
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at Durham University by the time you submit your application and be due to start your postgraduate programme in the UK during 2024;
  • Have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK;
  • Meet the English Language requirements of your chosen Masters programme at Durham University;
  • Demonstrate your case for financial support;
  • Not be in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source and not be able to privately fund your UK studies;
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship award has ended.

Other Criteria:

You are also required to show in your application form that:

  • You are active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the programme area you are applying for;
  • You are willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education and returning to your home country;
  • You can demonstrate a plan and passion to engage other women and girls in STEM from your home country;
  • You agree to your personal data being shared with the British Council for purposes of assessment and promotional activity, as a condition of applying for the bursary.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus, during and after your study in the UK. Any involvement in these activities during your study in the UK will take up no more than five hours per term.

 

You are NOT eligible for a British Council Scholarship if you:

  • Hold dual British citizenship;
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of Her Majesty's Government (including but not limited to: British Embassies/High Commissions; Department for Business and Trade (DBT), the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT); Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office)
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM - eligible countries;
  • (*) Relatives are defined as parents or stepparents, siblings or stepsiblings, children or stepchildren, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years);
  • Are currently in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK form any other source;
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary, or if you privately funded your UK studies.

Not sure if you're eligible? Contact us for advice.

How to apply

  1. Apply for a course by 16th April 2024

    Please ensure you have submitted an academic application to Durham University for one of the eligible programmes by midnight (GMT) 16th April 2024 via the postgraduate online application portal.

     

    When completing your postgraduate online academic application form for your programme of study: In the section on Funding please answer 'Yes' to the question 'Have your either applied or are going to apply for a scholarship?’ Then select ‘British Council Women in STEM Scholarship PGT’ from the drop-down menu.

     

    Please note: the final date for receipt of proof of English Language and all other supporting documents (academic transcripts, references etc. – correctly translated) must have been received by midnight (GMT) 16th April 2024. If you have any issues with submitting any of these documents by the indicated deadline, please contact us via international.scholarships@durham.ac.uk and we will do our best to support you.

     

    Durham University Applicant Portal
  2. Complete & send the Scholarship Form by 30th April 2024

    In addition to submitting the course application above, please complete and return the British Council Women in STEM Application Form and (once complete) email it by midnight (GMT) 30th April 2024, together with any supporting evidence to international.scholarships@durham.ac.uk.

     

    Please ensure you enter British Council Women in STEM Scholarship in the subject heading.

     

    Deadline for receipt - midnight GMT 30th April 2024.

     

  3. More about this scholarship

    Accommodation will be provided in one of three Durham University Colleges, Hatfield CollegeTrevelyan College or Ustinov College.

     

    Hatfield and Trevelyan Colleges are both home to a diverse mix of undergraduates and postgraduate students, the first being Durham's second-oldest college, and the second a historically all female college, with a strong ethos around championing and development of women. Both colleges are led by members of the Science Faculty, with Hatfield College also demonstrating a strong track record for welcoming international scholars, with its Lioness Scholarship for women from developing countries. Ustinov is a specialist postgraduate college, with a diverse community of students from all over the globe.

  4. Ask us

    For further information or advice on this particular scholarship please email international.scholarships@durham.ac.uk including British Council Women in STEM in the subject heading. If you have any questions about entry requirements, general course application process, student life in Durham or anything else, please email latin.america@durham.ac.uk.

Guidance

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 at scholarships.advice@durham.ac.uk.

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for a scholarship or the application process, get in touch with our Scholarships and Student Funding Office:

Scholarships and Student Funding Office

Durham University

Palatine Centre

Stockton Road

DH1 3LE, UK