Hatfield Lioness Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

Hatfield Lioness Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

The aim of the Hatfield Lioness Scholarship is to enable a female student from a developing country where access to tertiary education is limited to benefit from undertaking postgraduate study at the Durham University. The scholarship was launched as part of the celebration of 30 years of women students at Hatfield College, Durham University in 2018, and is funded by alumni, friends of the College and other sources supportive of the scholarship’s aims. 

About Hatfield 

Hatfield College aims to award the Lioness Scholarship to an individual who has the academic and personal qualities to enable them to complete and benefit from a postgraduate course, and who will also act as a positive ambassador for their home country in Durham, and put their enhanced knowledge and skills gained from the master’s programme and experience in Durham to good use for the benefit of their society when they return home.



1.     Applicants must have applied for and been offered an unconditional place on their chosen master’s programme by June 2023.

2.     Applicants must not be in receipt of any other scholarship to fund their postgraduate studies.

3.     Applicants must be female.

4.     Applicants must be a national of one of the following countries:

4.     Applicants must be a national of one of the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan 
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem. People’s Rep.
  • Lao PDR
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Fed.Sts.
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen, Rep.

Level & Mode of study

Full Time Taught Master’s Degree programmes


Year of Entry

The scholarship is available for students starting a degree programme in September/October 2023.



All except MBA, PhD and research master's programmes.


Further information

Applicants should:

·        hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course ; and

·        have all other course entry requirements including the relevant English language qualification;

·        not hold a Master’s degree; and

·        not otherwise have the financial means to study for a Master’s degree in the UK


Funding Details

The scholarship will cover:

·        Full payment of University tuition fees

·        Stipend for living expenses

·        One return economy air ticket from the home country to the UK, and the cost of return travel between the UK airport and Durham City

·        Fully funded, self-catered, mixed accommodation at Hatfield College

·        ‘Settling in allowance’ on arrival

·        Cost of UK visa and the UK Health surcharge


·        The Scholarship does not provide funding for dependants, nor for travel during the Scholarship

·        Accommodation is for the Scholarship holder only; dependants cannot be accommodated

Number of awards available: 1

How to apply

Stage 1: Submit an academic application for your chosen master’s programme; within this application you should reference your intention to apply for the Hatfield Lioness Scholarship;

Stage 2: Submit an application for the Scholarship via this application form;


Stage 3: Submit all supporting documents (Durham University offer letter, academic transcript, references and IELTS certificate) via email to [email protected] by the deadline.

Application deadline: 31st March 2023.

Candidates will hear the outcome of their application by mid-June 2023


For further information or advice:

Email: [email protected]

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