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Durham University looks to support the best students, no matter what background they come from. There are several scholarships and bursaries on offer for undergraduates to help do this.
To qualify for any of the funding options, students need to meet the associated eligibility criteria. This could be coming from a household with a certain annual income or studying a particular course, for example. Information about eligibility and application deadlines can be found on the uni’s website.
To give you an idea of some of the scholarships available, we’ve summarised a few here. The Brian Cooper Scholarship gives annual funding to a local student in need of financial support and is worth £13,000 per academic year. Likewise, the Durham Inspired North East scholarships support applicants from the north of England and provide £4,000 a year. There are also scholarships available for applicants who don’t come from that part of the country.
Scholarships are also available for students who meet the criteria and are applying to study science, law and computer science as well as for students who excel in music, sport or the arts.
Other notable scholarships are available for applicants with asylum seeker status or who have been injured through military service.