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Durham University

Durham Inspired: Black Heritage Scholarships

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4000 GBP
United Kingdom
30 Mar 2024
Application deadline


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Scholarship type

Need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Supporting Black Heritage Students which includes those who identify as being Black - African, Caribbean, Dual or Mixed Heritage.

Durham University signed up to the Race Equality Charter (REC) in March 2019. The charter aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. The REC framework steers universities to identify, reflect upon and address institutional and cultural barriers that stand in the way of minority ethnic staff and students

At Durham University, we are committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive environment, where students from all backgrounds are represented and able to reach their full potential.

The Durham Inspired Black Heritage Scholarships were launched in 2021 to support two UK Black Heritage Students of African, Caribbean, Dual, or Mixed heritage (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Other Black background) to pursue undergraduate study at Durham University. The scholarships represent a key initiative within a broader programme of Durham Inspired access scholarships supported by philanthropic funds.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth £4,000 per academic year.


The applicant should:

  • be of Black Heritage - African, Caribbean, Dual or Mixed Heritage (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Other Black background);
  • have been assessed as home fee status;
  • have a household income below £42,875.00 as determined by Student Finance England.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

30 Mar 2024

Submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS by the UCAS deadline of 25th January for an available programme of study.

Complete and submit a scholarship application containing all the requested information.


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