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Doctoral Scholarships in Durham University UK 2019

Durham University through The Faculty of Arts & Humanities is offering Doctoral Scholarships to eligible students from the faculty. These awards will be given to international postgraduate research students who have demonstrated an exceptional excellence and capabilities. They shall be considered for the October 2019 entry at the institution

About the Institution-

Durham University is located within the city of Durham in the United Kingdom. The school has a reputation for a distinction in research and scholarship awards which transcends to all continents they promote cultural diversification and individual participation. The school was founded in 1932 and is home to scholars from more than 126 countries worldwide.

Scholarship Summary

  • Course Level:    Doctorate research program (Ph.D.)
  • Eligible Nationals:    International students from all over the world
  • Host Institution: Durham University
  • Location:   United Kingdom (UK)
  • Application deadline: January 9, 2019
  • Course start date: October 2019

 The Scholarship Value

  • The Doctoral Scholarship shall cover Annual maintenance allowances which shall be provided at the approved research council rates
  • It shall also cover fees at the approved overseas rate
  • The award shall be tenable for three (3) years for full-time doctoral studies or five (5) years for part-time studies
  • Depending on the departments, awardees might have an opportunity for paid teaching and research assistance

Level & Fields of Study Covered

The Doctoral scholarships shall cover Doctoral research studies for three years full-time or five years part-time in any of the courses offered at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Eligibility Criteria for the Durham Doctoral Scholarships

To be eligible to apply for the scholarships, prospective applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants from all countries and in any part of the world can apply
  2. Applicants must also apply for any course within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or school for the 2019-20 academic session
  3. You should have a first class or 2.1 at your undergraduate degree
  4. Applicants must also have an MA (completed or in progress) in any relevant or related area. And should be expected to have or have a Distinction or near Distinction result
  5. You should have a research project of high standards which can be completed within 3 years
  6. You must have an outstanding academic track record
  7. You must have an understanding of the environment in which the project will be carried it and whether the project will fit into it
  8. Applicants from UK/EU should rather apply for an AHRC Northern Bridge studentship. They will automatically qualify to enter into the DDS competition as well.

 How to Submit an Application

In order to apply successfully for the Durham Doctoral Scholarships please follow these steps

  • Ensure you complete the University’s  (Online Application Form). When you see a section asking you to indicate how you intend to fund your studies, state if you want to be considered for the award.
  • You must include in the application form, a research project they plan to conduct. This shall not exceed 750 words and must contain the following information:
  1. The context of the research
  2. The research questions or problems that the research will address.
  3. A clear statement that shows the significance of the proposed research
  4. The methodology that shall be applied and why you chose it
  5. The resources you intend to use to achieve this, where they are and how you will access them.

All applications must be submitted by 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 January 2019.

For further details of the scholarship, visit their official Scholarship announcement page to get the complete information on the program and application process



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