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Durham Inspired: North East Scholarships

Supporting applicants from the North East of England.

We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Durham Inspired: North East Scholarships which have been specifically designed to support applicants from the North East of England.

Amount £4,000 per academic year
Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in 2024
Number of awards available
Level of study Undergraduate
Mode of study Full-time
Programmes All undergraduate programmes
Duration The length of your undergraduate programme, for a maximum of 4 years


Applicant must:

  • have a household income below £42,875.00 as determined by Student Finance 

  • be resident in one of the following North East postal regions; CA, DH, DL, NE, SR or TS

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

How to apply

  1. Apply for a course

    Submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS for an available programme of study.

    Apply to UCAS
  2. Apply for the scholarship

    Scholarship Application 



    •  Send a copy of your Student Finance England letter detailing the amount of maintenance loan you will receive to - if you do  not have this document by the deadline please provide a copy as soon as you are able to.


    • Make your referee aware of the scholarship you have applied for and the deadline for receipt of your reference - guidance information is provided below.




    Application deadline


    21st March 2024


    When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

    End of May 2024

  3. Reference Guidance

    A character reference from one of your teachers in support of your scholarship application to be sent by email to Please ensure your referee submits the reference on letter headed paper which contains:

    • their name
    • position
    • contact details
    • the name of the scholarship
    • your full name
  4. Selection process

    Scholarship applications will be considered on the basis of their ability to meet the eligibility criteria, academic potential, personal statement and the reference provided.


    In addition to the information supplied on the scholarship application form, the University will gather contextual information to support the assessment of scholarship applications.


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


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



Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 8997