Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships for Sport, Music and the Arts
At Durham University we believe in creating an environment in which academic excellence can be combined with opportunities for personal development. One of the most important ways our students further their personal development is by taking part in the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer here.
Our students are amongst the most active in the country in the fields of sport, music and the arts and therefore we are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships for Sport, Music and the Arts worth £2,000 per academic year to students who plan to commence their studies at Durham in 2021/22.
Applications are particularly welcome from Ethnic Minority groups and candidates who come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression to higher education or high levels of socio economic deprivation.
Level of Study
Mode of study
Year of Entry
Applicants for entry in 2021/22
All - Please note that you do not have to be applying to read Music at Durham in order to apply for a Music Scholarship.
Scholarship offers can only be made for direct entry i.e students who are commencing their academic studies with the University in October 2021:
Deferred entry applicants i.e. students who are applying to the University for entry in October 2022 would make their scholarship application by the 2022 entry scholarship deadline for consideration with other scholarship applications for 2022 entry. Please note that if you are made a scholarship offer for entry in October 2021 it will not be possible to defer the scholarship offer to the following academic year - 2022.
Successsful applicants will be able to demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in Sport, Music or the Arts; for example participation in sporting or musical events at a national or international level. Applicants will also be required to play an active part in Durham University's sporting, musical and performing communities.
Low Participation Neighbourhoods
The University uses Acorn classifications 4 and 5 to identify low participation neighbourhoods. Please access Acorn to check the classification for your postcode.
£2,000 financial support
Each year of undergraduate programme (typically three years)
Number of awards available
Prospective applicants must:
Applications accepted from
19th January 2021
28th February 2021
When applicants will be notified of the outcome
Before end of April 2021
For further information or advice:
Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395