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New International Students

Welcome to Durham! We’re delighted to welcome you and want to do everything we can to make your arrival as smooth and as memorable as possible.

Here you can find links to all the information you need to know about your arrival into the UK and to University, what you need to do in your first few days, and useful information to help you settle into student life as quickly as possible. Use the links below to find out everything you need to know as a new international student.

Next steps

International Student Welcome

Welcome to Durham! Find out more about Welcome and Orientation week.
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What will your 2022/23 look like FAQs

Find out more about what to expect at Durham in 2022/23 and read our FAQs.
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What you need to do

Complete this list of things you need to do to prepare for your arrival in Durham.
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Academic Departments and Programmes

Follow the link to your department/programme to find out specific welcome information related to your course.
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Follow the link to your College to find out specific welcome information related to your College.
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Finance for Freshers

Learn more about important finance information for new students.
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Student support

Student support is here to help you throughout your time at University. Find out more about our range of available services.
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Essential medical information

Register with a Doctor for your time at University and find out other essential medical information.
Essential Medical Information

Electoral registration

Don’t miss out on the chance to have your say. Make sure you are registered to vote in local and national elections.
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A handy online tool to plan your Welcome Week activities. Create your personal plan of events for the week according to your course and college.
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Covid-19 information

Find out how to access your first or second Covid-19 vaccine, or find out more about vaccination on our student Covid-19 pages.
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Student Pledge

Read the Student Pledge to see how you can help create a supportive, inclusive community at Durham.
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Staying safe in Durham

Durham is generally a very safe place. These Police tips will help keep you and your belongings safe and help make Durham a safe place for everyone.
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Welcome from the International Students' Association

Follow the link to read welcome and introduction information from the International Students' Association.
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