Durham University MSc Scholarships for Students from Africa

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, in partnership with Trevelyan College and with the support of theDDMSAF (Durham Department of Mathematical Sciences Alumni Fund), is offering a scholarship to a student from Africa who wishes to study for a Masters in Mathematical Sciences , a Masters in Particles, Strings and Cosmologyor an MSc by Thesis. The scholarship covers full fees and accommodation for one year in Trevelyan College, and includes full catering during term time. Thanks in part to the generosity of alumni and private donors, we have secured funds for the academic year 2016-17. The selection process is now complete for the academic year 2016-17, and we hope to offer another scholarship next year.

Further particulars:
  • The scholarship is for a one-year taught course leading to the award of an MSc degree in Mathematical Sciences, an MSc degree in Particles, Strings and Cosmology or an MSc by Thesis in Mathematical Sciences.
  • Applicants should hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard from a country in Africa.
  • Applicants should not have previously studied at a university outside Africa.
  • Applicants will need to provide evidence of possessing a qualification in English language that meets the minimum requirement. Details can be found here.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented at Durham University.
  • For the taught MScs, the awardee is required to attend all taught components of the chosen course and complete all assignments prescribed, including a dissertation. The two taught MSc programmes start on the first October 2016.
Once funds have been raised for the academic year 2017-18, we will update this webpage with details of the deadline for application.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted on-line through the Graduate School; see their application web pages for more details of the on-line application system. Please specify in the application form that you wish to be considered for the African students scholarship. If it is not possible for you to complete the on-line application form, please contact the department:

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Durham University,
Lower Mountjoy,
Stockton Road,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3050.
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 3051.
Email: [email protected]

Reference letters and Curriculum Vitae should be sent to the above address too. Enquiries at[email protected]