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Durham University


Durham Inspired - North East Scholarships

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.

Three scholarships are available to award to applicants commencing their studies in October 2020, providing £4,000 per academic year

Level of Study


Year of Entry

Applicants for the academic year 2020/21

Eligibility criteria:

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

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


£4,000 per academic year


The length of your undergraduate programme for a maximum of 4 years

Number of awards available

3 (minimum)

Prospective applicants must:

  • Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS for an available programme of study.
  • Stage 2: Submit an online scholarship application including a personal statement of no more than 4,000 characters explaining; Why you have chosen Durham University, any barriers to further education that you current face and how the Durham Inspired - North East Scholarship would help you.
  • request 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 and your full name.
  • submit a copy of your Student Finance England letter confirming your student loan and grant entitlement to (If you are waiting for confirmation of your grant entitlement please submit your scholarship application and forward details of your grant entitlement to as soon as you can)

Applications accepted from

14th January 2020

Application deadline

31st March 2020

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

30th May 2020

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

For further information or advice:

Online enquiry


Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395

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