Durham Palestine Educational Trust will offer two or three scholarships for a one-year taught Master's Degree at Durham University, UK.

The Trust will also offer at least five IELTS fee scholarships in 2022 to candidates who can not afford to take an English Language test. For details click Apply for IELTS fee Scholarship.

You are eligible to apply for a 2022 - 2023 Masters scholarship if you:

  •  have completed, before July 2019, a degree at a university in the West Bank or Gaza
  • have achieved a cumulative average grading (GPA) of at least 80% (or 3.0 or B) in your first degree
  • possess a certificate of English Language proficiency acceptable to the course you wish to study at Durham University. (see webpage List of Master's Degree Courses and read faqs #7 and #8
  • have been active in student or community life
  • live in the West Bank or Gaza and belong to a family that is normally resident in the West Bank or Gaza
  • are unable to study abroad through the finances of your immediate family
  • are able to live in the UK for 12 months as a single person.

You are NOT eligible to apply if you:

  • have already taken a Master's degree course, or
  • have studied, except for short courses, at a university outside of the West Bank or Gaza.

Conditions of holding the scholarship:

  • You will return to the West Bank or Gaza at the end of your course.
  • You will be an active ambassador for Palestinians during your stay in Durham.
  • You will enrol on the free In-sessional English Language course beginning in October. For more details.
  • You give permission for the Trust to contact your Director of Studies at the end of each Term to ask for a report on your academic progress.
  • When we offer you a scholarship, you tell us about any issues that could prevent you from taking up the scholarship on the criteria and conditions outlined above.

Please note that, unless you have a current IELTS certificate with the required scores, you should register immediately for an IELTS test session.


The scholarship comes in two parts:

  1. Durham University will award you a tuition fee scholarship. 
  2. This Trust (which is a charity, independent of the University) will provide a maintenance scholarship for your accommodation, living expenses, travel to the UK and other necessary expenses, such as a UK visa.

How to apply

Your Application Form must be sent to us as an email attachment before 30 March 2022.

IELTS by: 23rd February 2022

Course duration

Your course is likely to start on 3 October 2022 and end about 9 September 2023. However, a few courses start earlier in September.

The successful candidates should expect to travel to Durham about 3 or 4 days before their courses start.