Durham University is committed to supporting the best students irrespective of financial circumstances. The following scholarships are either funded by the university, through partnerships with external organisations or through generous donations from alumni and friends of the University.
All financial support opportunities have associated eligibility criteria such as household income therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements prior to submitting an application. Please also ensure you observe any application deadlines and submission requirements.
A comprehensive range of funding for business programmes.
Choral Scholarships are offered by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral
Approx. £4,201 plus additional fees
Organ Scholarships are offered by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral
£3,000 plus £500 for music/books/lessons
Catholic Theology/Catholic Studies Scholarships
The Faithful Companions of Jesus Bicentenary Scholarship Fund, The Catherine McAuley Postgraduate Scholarship Fund and The Jesuits in Britain Durham Rutilio Grande MA Bursary.
For students applying to MA in Christian Theology (Catholic Studies) (V8K607) or
MA by Research, M.Litt, DThM1, Integrated PhD2, PhD
Each with a clear focus in Catholic Studies / Catholic Theology.
Ralph Whitell Waggett Bursary
The Ralph Waggett MA Studentship in History.
Students who self-identify as belonging to a Black or Asian ethnic group, as of mixed heritage, or otherwise as of a BAME background.
Thebes History Scholarship
Cash bursary for students from low-income households, who demonstrate exceptional potential.
Students studying History at undergraduate level. Next academic entry 2025/26.
Helen Sharp Undergraduate Scholarship for Modern Languages
A scholarship for students from a low income background.
Students studying Modern Languages and Cultures at undergraduate level.
Department of Biosciences (Undergraduate funding)
Paid undergraduate summer studentships to help students gain experience and skills in Biology.
Undergraduate students wishing to gain valuable, hands-on research experience.
Department of Chemistry (Postgraduate funding)
The Chemistry Department offers Ph.D. positions via the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) and for research projects hosted by individual research staff.
PhD students looking for opportunities on specific projects offered by the university.
AMI Scholarships for Women in Technology
The Anne-Marie Imafidon Scholarships for Women in Technology.
Female prospective students applying to Computer Science (either the BSc or MEng degrees) Also considered computer science as part of a Degree in Natural Sciences.
Department of Mathematical Sciences (Postgraduate funding)
In partnership with Scott Logic and Trevelyan College, the Department of Mathematical Sciences is offering a Global Masters scholarship to a student from a low or middle-income. country.
Students from a low income country who wish to study Masters in Mathematical Sciences , or a Masters in Particles, Strings and Cosmology.
Department of Psychology (Postgraduate funding)
A range of studentships and research degree funding.
PhD students in psychology.
Department of Sociology (Postgraduate taught funding)
NHSBSA Social Work Bursaries.
Students applying for undergraduate or postgraduate social work programmes.
Joel Donovan KC Scholarship
Alumnus Joel Donovan KC established scholarship for UK black students in undergraduate law.
First-year UK black heritage students of African, Caribbean, dual, or mixed heritage studying on the undergraduate LLB programme.
Durham Law School (Undergraduate funding)
A range of undergraduate awards and bursaries, including Hogan Lovells Scholarships.
Undergraduate students of LLB Law or Law with Foundation LLB who want to practice commercial law. First generation in their immediate family to attend university after attending a state school.
Durham Law School (Postgraduate funding)
A wide range of scholarships, bursaries and studentships.
Postgraduate research, postgraduate taught and post-doctoral students studying law.
Sports Road Scholarship
For students from low-income backgrounds with a strong track record of sporting achievement, and the potential to contribute significantly to college sport, and/or at a University level.
First-year undergraduates joining Collingwood College.
The Hatfield Trust awards a range of scholarships to support students from lower-income households.
A Hatfield College undergraduate student of exceptional potential and genuine financial need. Preference may be given to a student intending to study Engineering.
St Aidan's College financial support with particular emphasis placed on students who are from low-income households, first generation scholars, care leavers, LGBTQ+, or from a diverse heritage background.
St Aidan's College undergraduate UK students, from low-income families (priority will be given to those from the lowest household incomes below £42, 875), and/or diverse heritage and/or are first-generation scholars.
St Chad’s College Scholarships
St Chad’s students from less affluent economic backgrounds and under-represented communities.
A diverse range of scholarships for undergraduate and continuing postgraduate students at St Chad's College.
Trusts and Scholarships
A diverse range of scholarships which support academic talent and ambition, enable personal development and meet the needs of the local community.
St Hild and St Bede College undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Global Masters Scholarship
In partnership with Scott Logic and the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Trevelyan College is offering a Global Masters scholarship to a student from a low or middle-income. country.
Trevelyan College students from a low income country who wish to study Masters in Mathematical Sciences , or a Masters in Particles, Strings and Cosmology.
The Lothbury Scholarship is sponsored by Lothbury Investment Management Limited and theLothbury Property Trust.
Ustinov College postgraduate students from the North East of England who have been resident for a minimum of 12 months prior to application.
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