Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities at Durham University
Location: United Kingdom
4 Year Degree
Durham University is seeking to recruit male and female postgraduate student-athletes for the 2023-24 academic year for various sports. Successful candidates will become part of Britain’s largest and most established International Postgraduate Scholar program and will compete for one of Britain’s leading Sports Universities, alongside studying at a world top-100 university. Durham University has also recently been named The Times and Sunday Times Sports University of the Year for 2023, confirming the the university's commitment to continued sporting excellence. For all of the sports listed below, our teams compete in the top division of BUCS (Britain’s NCAA equivalent).
*British Universities and College Sport’s (BUCS) eligibility regulations allow successful candidates to play for the University team regardless of the number of years played in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The key sports in which we are recruiting for include:
• American Football – Men’s BUCS Champions, 2018
• Baseball – Men’s National University Baseball Champions Summer, 2018
• Basketball – Men’s BUCS Champions 2020; Women’s BUCS Champions 2020
Durham University is a world-renowned institution for Higher Education ranked 92nd in the overall world rankings (QS World Rankings) set in the beautiful surroundings of a historic cathedral city. Masters courses offered within the Business School tend to be popular choices for our incoming student-athletes. These MSc courses include: Management (ranked 8th in UK, 55th globally), Marketing (ranked 7th in UK, 33rd globally), and Finance (ranked 69th globally).
Durham prides itself on its ability to help develop the leaders of the future and has the highest of academic standards. We recently celebrated our 14th anniversary of recruiting postgraduate overseas student athletes. We remain one of the only universities in Britain to be offering such a vast program for overseas students. We are looking for people that want to keep playing their sport at a high standard for another year and have a strong drive to win a national championship. Crucially, we want people that are keen to help develop their sport in a country where university sport and student participation is still growing.