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Durham University

Trevelyan College

Ian Cooper Bursary

The Bursary

The Ian Cooper Bursary offers a fantastic opportunity for home students from lower-middle income households to pursue academic excellence in a subject within the Faculty of Science.

One bursary is available for a Durham University applicant hoping to commence their studies in the 2020-21 academic year. The bursary will provide a total of £15,000, to be paid in termly increments across the course of a three– or four-year degree. The bursary is intended to help support tuition fees, living costs, and all other costs of study.

By accepting the bursary you will become a member of Trevelyan College.

The bursary holder will be expected to complete Durham University’s student development programme, a three-year extracurricular programme that focuses on personal development.

Can I apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a resident UK national;
  • Have an annual household income of under £50,000, as assessed by Student Finance England;
  • Not be in receipt of any other award or scholarship;
  • Be applying for a place on a full-time undergraduate degree programme within the Faculty of Science;
  • Be commencing your studies in the 2020-21 academic year;
  • Submit a 1,000-word personal statement demonstrating excellence in your chosen subject and personal potential.
  • Submit an academic reference of no more than 1,000 words.

Read more about how to apply.

Applications open 5th September 2019 and close 15th January 2020.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 28th February 2020.

Please direct all enquiries to