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Scholarships for Current Students

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.

The scholarships, awards and bursaries below are for students who have already commenced their studies at Durham.

Durham University financial support 2023-24

Durham University Arts Management Fund

Funding for personal development and extra-curricular interests within the arts.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students. Variable allowances.
Open Date: 20 October 2023



Michaelmas Term  31 October 2023

Epiphany Term

9 February 2024

Easter Term

3 April 2024

Durham University Student Travel Abroad Fund To be confirmed. To be confirmed. To be confirmed.
Open Date:   Close Date:  
Durham University Expeditions Fund

For organised research-based expeditions to locations outside Western Europe.

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Variable allowances.

Open Date:

8 January 2024 Close Date: 23 February 2024

Pro:NE Participation Fund

Open call for UK-HOME candidates from racially minoritised ethnic backgrounds. Postgraduate Taught or Doctoral Research Students. £250
Open Date:  Open Close Date:  January 2024 
Internships and Industry Fund for Computer Science

Financial assistance to support the uptake of internships, placements and other industry activities in the UK and internationally.


Students on a computer science or natural science course at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Up to £1,500 (per cycle).
Open Date: 12 October 2022 Close Date: 23 June 2023 5pm

Santander Bright Futures Grant


UK and International Students  All levels


Open Date:  Open Now Closing Date:

30th November 2023

Student Employability Fund Cash bursary for students with a household income below £42,875 to develop skills, attributes and experiences to help progression. Undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research students.

Variable allowances.


Open Date:  Open Now Closing Date: 21st June 2024
Durham Cathedral Choral Scholarship - Alto and Tenor Choral Scholarships are offered by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral. Undergraduate and postgraduate students.  Up to £4021 per academic year plus additional fees
Open Date:   8th February 2024 Close Date:  27th February 2024
Durham Cathedral Organ Scholarship Organ Scholarships are offered by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral Undergraduate and postgraduate students £3,000 plus £500 for music/books/lessons
Open Date:    Close Date:  

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