Durham University scholarship opportunities for international students

Durham University has a vast array of scholarship opportunities for international students who are looking to finish their studies in the United Kingdom.

Known for being one of UK’s most prestigious universities, Durham has also gained fame for being the third oldest university in England. The institution has a long and impressive history of academic excellence, outstanding research, and graduate quality. As a result, international students and local learners alike have been drawn to the university by a preceding good reputation.

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About Durham University

As a globally outstanding center of teaching and research excellence, Durham has ranked 82nd in the QS World University Rankings 2022. The institution currently offers over 330 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, spread across 17 colleges within Durham’s distinctive collegiate system.

As of the academic year 2020-2021, Durham has recorded a total population of 20,268 undergraduate and graduate students. From this number, 30% are of non-UK origin. The diverse academic community at Durham is comprised of over 130 countries across the globe.

International Scholarships Available at Durham

Durham University is committed to supporting the cream of the crop through providing quality scholarship opportunities for international students.

Found below is a list of available scholarships for international students at Durham. Some of these opportunities are funded by the university itself, or can be acquired through partnerships with external organizations and donations.

British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – Durham

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

Chevening Open Awards with Durham

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Over 160 Chevening-eligible countries and territories.

Chevening Partnership Awards with Durham

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Over 160 Chevening-eligible countries and territories.

China Scholarship Council

Level: Postgraduate Research – PhD and Masters Research Students
Duration: 4 years
Eligible Countries: China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan).

Civil Society Leadership Awards (OSF)

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

COLFUTURO

Level: Postgraduate Research – PhD and Masters Research Students & Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 4 years or 1 year, respectively
Eligible Countries: Colombia

Commonwealth Open Awards

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students & PhD
Duration: 1 year or 3 years, respectively
Eligible Countries: Mostly middle to low-income Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Shared

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Level: PhD candidates
Duration: up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country
Eligible Countries: Applicants who are citizens of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.

CONACYT – Durham Scholarships

Level: Masters & PhD, with PhD applicants invited as a priority
Duration: 1 year or up to 3 years, respectively
Eligible Countries: Mexican nationals

CONICYT (ANID)

Level: Postgraduate Research – PhD and Masters Research Students & Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 4 years or 1 year, respectively
Eligible Countries: Chile

Durham Palestine Educational Trust

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Palestine

Fullbright-Durham University PG Award

Level: Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research
Duration: 1 year or the 1st research year, respectively
Eligible Countries: USA

Lioness

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Developing countries

Marshall

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: USA

Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

Level: Postdoctoral research
Duration: 1-2 academic years
Eligible Countries: USA

Ruth First Scholarship

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

SAID Foundation Scholarships

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students or Masters degrees via distance learning
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.

Santander

Level: Postgraduate Taught – MSc, MA, MBA and PGCE Students or Masters degrees via distance learning
Duration: 1 year
Eligible Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UAE, Uruguay, USA, Qatar.

How to Apply for Scholarship Opportunities

Before applying directly for any Durham scholarship opportunities for international students, please keep in mind that an admission into the university should have already been secured. For more information, visit the official international student scholarship webpage of Durham University or email [email protected].


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