Durham University

The Fulbright Durham University Award covers the first year of any master's or doctoral degree programme offered by the university. 

Durham University is distinctive - a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. It is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research based in the historic city of Durham in the UK. Established in 1832 and founded on a tradition of scholarship dating back to the Middle Ages, we are the third oldest university in England. Our campus hosts a UNESCO World Heritage Site, centred around a 10th Century Norman Castle and Cathedral.  

We are a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities, and we are consistently ranked as a top 10 university in national league tables and top 100 globally (QS 2024). As a global university, 40% of our staff are from outside the UK and over 120 nationalities are represented in our academic community, including some 4,300 staff and over 20,000 students.  

We are a comprehensive university with 27 academic departments across four Faculties (Arts & Humanities, Durham Business School, Social Sciences & Health, and Science - including Engineering) and we have 17 colleges on our campus which provide an exciting and supportive student experience.  

Testimonial from Sasha Safanova, Durham Fulbright Scholar 2018-19: 

"Devoting the first year of my postgraduate studies to research among cosmology's brightest minds at Durham is a true luxury. The Fulbright scholarship has enabled me to work on a project that will make an immediate contribution to one of the world's largest dark energy experiments. Fulbright's focus on research, combined with Durham's ground-breaking contributions to the international scientific community, create an unparalleled scholastic environment that can augment a PhD or a career outside of academia.” 

Sasha studied Physics at Durham (2018-19) and was based in The Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, a world-leading centre of excellence in fundamental physics research. 


Grant amount

Full tuition waiver

£19,027 living stipend

$1500 travel stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).

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