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Durham University

The Brian Cooper Scholarship Fund

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13000 GBP
United Kingdom
21 Mar 2024
Application deadline


A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.


Scholarship type

Need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses
  • other


The Brian Cooper Scholarship Fund will provide an annual scholarship to a local student in need of financial assistance. This scholarship is available thanks to a very generous donation by the family of Brian Cooper and will enable Durham University to award at least one scholarship for several years.

This Scholarship complements the existing work that the University is undertaking to attract talented students from the region to study at Durham.


Applicable programmes


£13,000 per academic year which contributes to: tuition fees, living costs, other associated costs of study.


Applicant must:

  • have a household income level below £42,875 as assessed by Student Finance England;
  • be resident in County Durham, at the point of submitting an academic application through UCAS for a place at Durham University, with preference being given to residents of the East of Durham. Residence in the East of County Durham is defined as residing in one of the following postcode regions: DH4, DH5, DH6, SR7, SR8, TS27, TS28 and TS29;
  • be educated at a state-maintained school, college or another secondary education provider.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

21 Mar 2024

Submit an academic application to Durham University by the UCAS deadline and a scholarship application by the deadline including a personal statement describing:

your financial circumstances;

how the Brian Cooper Scholarship would help you to study at Durham University;

why you want to study at Durham University.


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