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 2020/21.
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.
Thank you for your interest in the Vice-Chancellor's Sport, Music and Arts Scholarships. Unfortunately we are currently unable to confirm the scholarships available for students commencing their studies at Durham in 2021/22. Do please keep checking the web site, for any updates, which will be provided as soon as possible.
Level of Study
Mode of study
Year of Entry
Applicants for entry in 2020/21
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 2019:
Deferred entry applicants i.e. students who are applying to the University for entry in 2020 would make their scholarship application by the deadline of 15 January 2020 for consideration with other scholarship applications for 2020 entry. Please note that it will not be possible to defer scholarship offers to the following academic year - 2020.
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
10th October 2019
15 January 2020
When applicants will be notified of the outcome
30th March 2020
For further information or advice:
Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395