AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership
The AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership will provide studentships for up to 50 full-time or part-time students in the Arts and Humanities at the three partner institutions - Durham, Newcastle University, and Queen's University Belfast. UK residents will receive full fees, a substantial maintenance grant and a research allowance; EU residents will receive full fees and a research allowance, and may also receive some maintenance support. We are now welcoming applications for 2015-16 entry. Full details on eligibility and how to apply are available from the Partnership website. The departmental deadline by which you must submit your application and ALL supporting documentation is midnight on 11th January 2015. Please note that this deadline may be earlier than that published on the University and the Northern Bridge web pages. This reflects the exceptionally large number of applications received in this department every year and is to allow the department to make full and careful consideration of each application.
Further guidance for applicants, supervisors and referees can be found in the following documents:
AHRC NBDTP Nomination Form
Durham University now has its own MA Scholarship Scheme to assist in the funding of Masters level study, either for taught or research programmes, providing fees at the Home/EU rate for outstanding candidates across all subjects. These scholarships are open to all applicants regardless of nationality.
In addition to these sources of funding, there are a number of fellowships specific to those studying in Theology and Religion at Durham, including the Barry Scholarship, Lindsay Scholarship.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a number of scholarships to new MA candidates who are applying to join either taught or research masters programmes in the arts and humanities and who intend to progress to a PhD. Integrated PhD applicants are also eligible to apply. Award-holders receive a tuition fee waiver at either the taught or research Home/EU rate for one academic year.
Candidates of any nationality can apply for an MA Scholarship. Awards are only open to full-time applicants who are applying to join either a taught or research programme commencing in October 2015.
To apply for a MA Scholarship you must complete and submit an online admissions application form. Part of this form asks you how you intend to finance your studies and in response to this question you must enter that you wish to be considered for an MA Scholarship.
Within your online application form you must detail the different elements of the programme on which you plan to study. This should be up to 750 words in length and address the following questions:
- What is the pathway that you will be following?
- Which modules, compulsory and/or optional, are you planning to take?
- What research project are you intending to undertake for your dissertation?
- How do the different elements of your programme fit together to provide the foundation for a future PhD?
Alternatively, you may send this as a separate document to the Postgraduate Admissions Secretary (email@example.com) marked clearly with your name and the title “MA Scholarship Case for Support”.
If you have already submitted your online application form and did not enter that you wish to be considered for an MA Scholarship you must notify the Department before the deadline.
DEADLINES FOR THE MA SCHOLARSHIPS
Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. The departmental deadline by which you must submit your application and ALL supporting documentation is midnight on 31st December 2014. Please note that this deadline may be earlier than that published on the University web pages. This reflects the exceptionally large number of applications received in this department every year and is to allow the department to make full and careful consideration of each applicant.
It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that ALL documents (including supporting references) reach us by this date.
Faculty will inform successful candidates by the end of February.
Scholarships for Integrated PhD students
Applicants for the Integrated PhD may apply for a Durham MA scholarship to support the first year of their study, and then Home/EU students may apply for an AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral scholarship to support the second and subsequent years. Applicants should be aware that these are entirely separate competitions: neither success nor failure in applications for funding for year 1 of the programme will affect an application for funding for years 2-4. (Overseas rate students are not eligible to apply for AHRC Northern Bridge awards.)
Departmental Funding Opportunities
For more information, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Secretary.
Durham University is proud to announce the launch of an innovative loan product for Postgraduate Taught students.
By collaborating with NEFirst Credit Union Ltd, we are able to offer the opportunity for students to apply for a low cost, ethical loan to provide financial assistance for Postgraduate Taught study.
Full-time, UK, self-financing students will have the opportunity to apply for a loan of up to £7000 towards the cost of tuition fees.
Full details are available here.
Please note that the FAQs section found via the main information page linked to the above addresses a number of specific questions relating to this new loan product. Should you have any further questions please contact the Scholarships and Student Funding Office for further information.
Chevening/Durham Partnership Award
Durham University is a proud partner of Chevening, co-funding ten Chevening/Durham Partnership Awards available to candidates from all Chevening-eligible countries.
These particular awards are being offered in addition to the main Chevening Awards at Durham. The top ten successful candidates will be offered a partnership award and all other successful candidates will receive a Chevening Award through the main programme. Further details can be found at:
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK:
Kindly supported by a generous gift from Santander Universities, up to 7 scholarships for the academic year 2015/16 will be available at Durham University. Applications are welcomed from prospective Durham University students from selected Latin American countries. Further details can be found at:
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
The Trudeau Foundation invites applications from Canadian students for these prestigious awards. The closing date for digital applications is 12th December 2014.
Further details of the awards and how to apply are available at http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs/scholarships and https://www.dur.ac.uk/scholarships/.
The University provides an extensive list of scholarship and bursary opportunities; please visit the Scholarships webpages for further details. For international students the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships can be a significant source of funds, but you must apply early.
More Funding Opportunities
Should you be looking for further funding opportunities, you can additionally visit PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk, the principal gateway to funding opportunities in the UK, which includes several sources of independent funding that could be taken up at any UK university, including Durham.
Postgraduate Funding Opportunities
Postgraduate funding opportunities - find out more about scholarships available for postgraduate study.
Click here to find out what postgraduate funding is available within the Arts & Humanites Faculty and how you can apply for it.
AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership
The AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership provides studentships for full-time or part-time students in the Arts and Humanities at the three partner institutions - Durham, Newcastle University, and Queen's University Belfast.