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Welcome to Durham

We're looking forward to welcoming you from September 2024.

We're looking forward to helping you settle into student life and make the most of your experience. We encourage you to meet staff and familiarise yourself with your Department, by preparing as much as possible before your course begins.
Induction Planner
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View of Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and Framwellgate Bridge across the river

Arriving in Durham

Information for International students arriving in Durham

International Arrivals 2024

Create your personal Welcome Week planner

Use the Online Planner to create your personalised schedule, simply select: - Your Department - Your College - Your Level of Study (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research)

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your Academic department events, but provides lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.
Create your Personal Welcome Week Planner
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Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
Durham Cathedral and Framwellgate Bridge over the River Wear

Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.