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Glaister Northern Scholarships

We are delighted to offer two scholarships specifically designed to support applicants from the North East and Cumbria who are planning to undertake an undergraduate degree at Durham University.


£4,000.00 per academic year of which:

£2,500.00 is to be used for tuition/residential costs

£1,500.00 is to be used for internships/international experience/Wider Student Experience.

Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in 2024/25
Number of awards available Two
Level of study Undergraduate
Mode of study Full-time
Programmes All undergraduate programmes, including Foundation Years if applicable
Duration The duration of their programme at Durham University (maximum 4 years funding)

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Permanently resident in one of the following postcode regions; CA, DH, DL, LA, NE, SR, 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 prior to the scholarship deadline of 31st January 2024.

    Apply to UCAS
  2. Apply for the scholarship

    Ensure the following documents are submitted by the scholarship deadline - 21st March 2024


    1.         a completed scholarship application form


    2.        a reference from one of your teachers or employer in support of your scholarship application to be sent directly by the referee to   Please ensure your referee submits the reference on letter headed paper which contains their name, position (e.g. teacher or employer), contact details along with your full name and the name of the scholarship you are applying for.


    3.       a copy of your Student Finance England assessment letter detailing your maintenance loan entitlement to be sent by email to (If you are waiting for confirmation of your entitlement please submit your scholarship application, let us know there may be a delay and forward a copy of your assessment letter as soon as you can)


    Application deadline

    21st March 2024


    When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

    End of May 2024

  3. Selection process

    • All eligible applications will be considered on the basis of their personal statements, reference and academic status
    • Other scholarship awards may also be taken into account when considering the allocation of the scholarship (e.g. if you are eligible for multiple scholarships you may apply for them but you will only be awarded one)


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