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Durham University


Marsden Scholarship

The Faculty of Science is delighted to announce the introduction of the Marsden Scholarships, which have been made possible by the generous support of our alumni community.

The Marsden Scholarships will support four talented students each year who are in financial need, from currently underpresented backgrounds who are also studying an undergraduate programme within the Faculty of Science.

Household Income

Applicants must:

  • have a household income below £42,875 (2019-20 rates) based on an assessment carried out by Student Finance England;
  • have applied to study a three or four year undergraduate programme in the Faculty of Science at Durham University.

Applicants must also meet one of the following :

  • Being of Black, Asian or minority ethnicity;
  • Being female, when applying to study within a department in which females are under-represented (Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth Sciences; Engineering; Mathematical Sciences; Natural Sciences and Physics);
  • Have spent time in care in the last three months;
  • Have a disability

If you are waiting for confirmation of your entitlement please submit your scholarship application and forward details of your assessment letter as soon as you can to

Level of Study


Fee Status


Mode of study

Full time

Year of Entry

Applicants for entry in 2021/22


  • All undergraduate programmes within the Science Faculty.

£4,000 per academic year to help support tuition fees, living costs, all other costs of study and career/leadership development opportunities


Each year of undergraduate programme (up to a maximum of four years)

Please note that yearly renewal of your scholarship will be dependent upon you achieving an average weighted mean mark of 50% (equivalent to a 2:2) at the end of each academic year.

Number of awards available


Prospective applicants must:

Applications will be considered by a panel of academic colleagues within the Faculty of Science

For further information or advice:


Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395

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