Durham Doctoral Studentships, Durham University, UK

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities intends to award a limited number of Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) to international postgraduate researchers of exceptional ability for entry in October 2019.

Durham Doctoral Awards are tenable for three years full-time or five years part-time, and offer the following financial support package:

  1. an annual maintenance allowance at Research Council rates;
  2. fees at overseas rate.

In addition, departments may be able to offer paid teaching and/or research assistance opportunities.

Who We Are Looking For
We are looking for candidates with the following:

  1. a first-class or very good 2:1 undergraduate degree;
  2. an MA (completed or in progress) in a relevant subject area at distinction or near- distinction level;
  3. an outstanding academic record and research potential;
  4. a high-quality research project that can be completed within 3 years;
  5. a clear and credible link between the proposed research and the expertise of the supervisory team;
  6. a clear understanding of how the project fits with the research environments in which it will be carried out (you may wish to comment here on the relevance of the department, centre or institute).

Applicants from anywhere in the world are eligible for Durham Doctoral Studentships. Home/EU applicants to Durham should not apply for a DDS; instead they should for an AHRC Northern Bridge studentship (http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/studentships/eligibility/). Northern Bridge applicants at Durham will automatically be entered into the DDS competition as well. Students from outside the UK/EU are not eligible to apply to Northern Bridge.

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Chevening Scholarships for Indonesian Students, UK

Chevening Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

If you have ambition, leadership potential, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to apply to study in the UK, a classroom like no other.

How to apply
Applications for 2019/2020 Chevening Scholarships are open from 6 August. They close on 6 November 2018 at 12:00 GMT.

Applications can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on this page.

Required documents
Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:

  • Valid passport/national ID card
  • University transcripts and degree certificates (undergraduate, postgraduate)
  • Three different UK master’s course choices
  • Names of two referees who know you in a professional or academic capacity

Please note that if you are shortlisted for an award, you will be required to log into the online application system and request a reference from your referees. The request will generate an email to the referees and they will need to submit the reference by Monday, 25 February 2019. If your referees do not submit by this deadline, you will be unable to proceed with an interview.

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Masters Scholarships for International Students, Durham University Business School, UK

Durham University Business School is delighted to offer scholarships for International students, available across all MSc programmes.

Value: Up to £5,000 – applied against academic tuition fees


  • International applicants for MSc programmes in 2018/19
  • Candidates must hold an academic offer for an MSc programme by 31 May 2018

Quantity: 35

Further Information: Candidates will be automatically considered for this scholarship; no separate scholarship application is necessary. Successful recipients will be informed by 23 June 2018. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates displaying exceptional academic merit. The successful recipient will be expected to contribute to the wider marketing and outreach activity of Durham University Business School.

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Islamic Finance Scholarships, Durham University Business School, UK

Durham University Business School is delighted to offer one full fee scholarship for a self-funding student undertaking either MSc Islamic Finance or MSc Islamic Finance and Management, beginning October 2018. The scholarship is provided by the Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance at the Durham University Business School.

Value: Full tuition fee

Eligibility: Fully self-funding applicants only. Please submit an essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words on the below title to pgadmissions.economics@durham.ac.uk, copying in l.e.duke@durham.ac.uk

“Islamic finance has demonstrated an unprecedented growth since the emergence of the first Islamic bank established in 1975. Discuss the factors contributing to the expansion (diffusion) of Islamic finance in the world. In your discussion consider economic and political factors after identifying the growth and trends in Islamic finance activity.”

Quantity: 1

Key Dates: Candidates must hold a valid academic offer on one of the above programmes by 15 May 2018, and submit their completed essay by this date.

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Master Scholarships, Open Society Foundations / Durham University, UK

The Open Society Foundations / University of Durham scholarships aim to provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers in their own country. Upon completion of their studies in the UK, scholars are expected to return to their home country to resume their studies or work there. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a master’s degree.

Scholarships are available for the following master courses:

  • MSc in risk and environmental hazards
  • MA in risk and security
  • MA in risk, health and public policy

Each scholarship provides tuition fees at Durham University, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only), and return air travel from the scholar’s home country.

The scholarships are open to applicants from Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal, and Palestine (Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel are also eligible to apply).

Applicants must:

  • be nationals of, and normally resident in, the selected country during the academic year in which they apply for the award; applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident;
  • display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
  • already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a first degree of an equivalent standard to an upper UK second-class Honours degree;
  • have passed an appropriate English language test by the time of taking up the award. For the Risk Masters this would be an English language test score with overall band score of at least 6.5 in the IELTS test (with a writing score of 7.0 or above and no other element below 6.0) or at least 96 in the TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) (with individual components of Writing 27, Speaking 23, Listening 23, Reading 23 or above);
  • return to their home country at the end of their scholarship period to continue their studies / work there.

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Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), Durham University, UK

Durham University is delighted to launch a new Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) scheme, designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and build international networks of scholars with a common passion for the deepest theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity.

The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with substantial post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths (such as in public corporations, NGOs or industry) are also encouraged to apply. JRFs will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration within academic researchers at Durham University

Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the diverse spectrum of opportunities offered by the Institutes at Durham, which span the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, and link their proposals to research programmes of the Institutes and their constituent research centres. These Institutes are listed below. Applicants may, however, submit a research proposal that is independent of the Institutes or the Durham Business School, provided that they have a coherent and cogent reason why this research should be conducted in Durham: such ‘free-standing’ Junior Fellows will be affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Study.

  • Institute of Advanced Study (IAS)
  • Institute of Computational Cosmology (ICC)
  • Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP)
  • Biophysical Sciences Institute (BSI)
  • Durham Energy Institute (DEI)
  • Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR)
  • Wolfson Research Institute (WRI)
  • Institute of Mediaeval and Renaissance Studies (IMRS)
  • Durham Global Security Institute (DGSI)
  • Durham Business School (DBS)

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