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Durham University

Study

Durham Grant Scheme (2021/22 Entry)

This information is for home undergraduates who will start their studies at Durham University in 2021/22.

Eligibility and Grant Amounts

Full-time home undergraduate students who will be starting their studies in 2021/22, who do not already hold an undergraduate degree and whose household income is less than £25,000, are entitled to a Durham Grant of £2,000 in 2021/22.

Full-time home undergraduate students who will be starting their studies in 2021/22, who do not already hold an undergraduate degree and whose household income is between £25,000 and £42,875, are entitled to a Durham Grant of between £200 and £2,000 in 2021/22.

Household Income Durham Grant
£25,000 £2,000
£30,000 £1,500
£35,000 £1,000
£40,000 £500
£42,875 £200

Indicative Durham Grant amounts for illustration only; your Durham Grant may differ.

You get your Durham Grant as well as your government funding and you don't have to pay it back.

Payment

If you are living in College accommodation your Durham Grant will be deducted from the cost of your College accommodation. You will pay the remainder of your College accommodation in three equal termly instalments (you will receive an invoice showing the original amount of your College accommodation, the amount of your Durham Grant as a deduction and the amount you have left to pay towards the cost of your College accommodation).

If you are not living in College accommodation your Durham Grant will be paid into your bank account in three roughly equal termly instalments on the last day of each term.

You will only receive your payments if you are a fully registered student of the University on a set "trigger date" each term. You will stop being a fully registered student if you suspend your studies or if you withdraw from your studies.

Trigger Dates and Payment Dates

Trigger Date Payment Date Payment Amount
22nd November 2020 10th December 2021 34%
28th February 2022 18th March 2022 33%
6th June 2022 24th June 2022 33%

Application

You do not have to apply for your Durham Grant. As long as you have applied to Student Finance England (or equivalent) for your government funding and been assessed, and as long as you have consented to Student Finance England (or equivalent) passing your household income information to the University you will automatically be awarded a Durham Grant. We will be awarding 2021/22 Durham Grants from 1st September 2021 to 24th June 2022, depending on when you get assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent). We do not award Durham Grants after the end of the academic year (24th June 2022 in 2021/22) so if you are assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent) after 24th June 2022 you will not be eligible for a Durham Grant.

We will start sending out notification e-mails from the 1st September 2021 and will e-mail your Durham University e-mail address.

You can get a Durham Grant in every year of your studies, provided that your household income remains below £42,875 (your household income is reassessed by Student Finance England or equivalent every year).