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Welcome

Studying abroad is a unique and exciting experience. You will be studying at a world top 100 university with a global reputation for teaching and research. Lecturers are world-leaders in their fields and students benefit from cutting-edge facilities.

Durham is one of the UK’s most historic universities, and its unique collegiate system creates a strong sense of belonging. The University provides outstanding opportunities that help to enrich student life and create some of the world’s most sought-after graduates.
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Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate (taught and research), international and current students.

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Choosing Durham University...

  • Chat with an International Student

    Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They represent a range of different course and colleges.

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  • Why Durham?

    Durham is one of the world’s leading universities, as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2024, where we are ranked 78th. Nationally, we’re consistently a top ten UK university and ranked 7th in the Guardian University Guide 2024.

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Chat with an International Student

Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They represent a range of different course and colleges.

University college 2022

Why Durham?

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities, as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2024, where we are ranked 78th. Nationally, we’re consistently a top ten UK university and ranked 7th in the Guardian University Guide 2024.

Graduation 2022

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  • Erasmus+ and Exchange

    At the heart of Durham’s global student outlook are our study abroad, exchange and global opportunities programmes. These allow incoming international undergraduate students to spend time in Durham.

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  • Entry Requirements

    We accept a wide range of qualifications from the UK and the rest of the world. If you aren’t studying in a majority English speaking country, then you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency through an accepted English language test.

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Erasmus+ and Exchange

At the heart of Durham’s global student outlook are our study abroad, exchange and global opportunities programmes. These allow incoming international undergraduate students to spend time in Durham.

Student  study college

Entry Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from the UK and the rest of the world. If you aren’t studying in a majority English speaking country, then you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency through an accepted English language test.

Palace green library

Get Ready...

  • When You Arrive

    What you’ll need to do when you arrive at Durham, including collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and completing the Right to Study check, providing TB test information and registering with the Police (if you’re required to).

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  • Pathway Programmes

    The Durham University International Study Centre offers the International Foundation Year, Pre-Masters and English Language Preparation programmes to prepare you for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Durham University.

When You Arrive

What you’ll need to do when you arrive at Durham, including collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and completing the Right to Study check, providing TB test information and registering with the Police (if you’re required to).

3 international students walking through the airport

Pathway Programmes

The Durham University International Study Centre offers the International Foundation Year, Pre-Masters and English Language Preparation programmes to prepare you for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Durham University.

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Visa Information

If you don’t have British (or Irish) nationality and you're planning to travel to the UK to study at Durham, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. The type of visa / permission you need depends on the course you're coming to study.

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I loved that staff were so well-versed in their subjects that everything that was taught was at the cutting edge of the topic!

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Working in the UK

Working during your study can be a good way of earning extra income and gaining valuable experience. Make sure that any work you do doesn't affect your study, we recommend that you limit part-time work to 12 hours per week.

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Covid-19: Advice and Guidance

Information for keeping our community safe.

Get in Touch

Please get in touch if you have any questions about studying at Durham or our research.

International Office

The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE