Durham University is seeking to recruit female postgraduate scholars for the 2020/21 academic year for rugby.
The successful candidates will become part of Britain's largest and most established International Postgraduate Scholar programme and will compete for Britain's Number One Team Sport University alongside studying at a world top 78 university.
Durham's Rugby team finished 2nd in the U.K. in 2018/19, narrowly losing the Grand Final at Twickenham stadium and will be looking to claim the title in 2019-20.
As well as on field team success Durham has a proud history of developing players who go onto play international rugby.
*British University Sport eligibility regulations allow the successful candidates to play for the University team regardless of the number of years played in the NCAA.
Masters qualifications are completed in one year in Britain - over 150 world class MA and MSc programmes are available.The successful candidates will receive the following package:
One of the most competitive and attractive scholarships available at UK universities
Access to Durham's Elite Athlete Support programme, including strength and conditioning and physiotherapy
* Candidates can access Federal Aid from the US loans system.
The successful candidates must meet the following criteria:
NCAA playing experience
Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
About Durham University
Durham University is a world renowned institution for Higher Education ranked 34th for ‘student employability’ and 78th in the overall world rankings (QS World Rankings) set in the beautiful surroundings of a historic cathedral city. 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 11th anniversary of recruiting postgraduate overseas student athletes. We remain the only university in Britain to be offering such a vast programme 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.