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. 

After the Dark Ages in Europe, the 7th century saw a flowering of thought and culture in the North East of England. Bede - poet, scientist, historian and the greatest European scholar of the 7th century - is buried in Durham, as is St Cuthbert, who established 'English' Christianity from its Celtic and Roman roots.

Durham University is the inheritor of a continuous line of learning and scholarship dating from Bede and Cuthbert to the present day.

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

Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £13,450 living 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).