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With Durham, the emphasis was on potential. Rather than seeing me as a finished product I was able to make mistakes, and learn in the process.

Emily Smith
English Literature

Calling all new students!

New to Durham? We can't wait to welcome you! There are lots of things you can do to get a head start on student life before you arrive. Below are links to your key areas to get you started so you're ready to study, live and socialise as a Durham student.

Select your level of study to find out everything you need to know before you arrive:

  • Undergraduate

    To help you keep track of where you need to be, what you need to do during your first days at university, in your College and in your Department.
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  • Postgraduate Taught

    Find out more about what happens after you've been made an offer to study with us.
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Undergraduate

To help you keep track of where you need to be, what you need to do during your first days at university, in your College and in your Department.
Students sitting in Kingsgate Bar

Postgraduate Taught

Find out more about what happens after you've been made an offer to study with us.
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Questions about applying?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or make an enquiry.
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Study at Durham

  • Undergraduate Study

    Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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  • Postgraduate Study

    Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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Undergraduate Study

Our research-led education ensures our broad range of courses will challenge and inspire you.

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Postgraduate Study

Our taught Masters and research programmes will enable you to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

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University preparation programmes

The Durham University International Study Centre offers international students who do not meet direct entry requirements the option to complete an International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programme. Upon successful completion, you will progress to your degree at Durham University.

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Wider Student Experience

We offer a rich extra-curricular culture of music, drama, sports and volunteering, which together with our College structure, will enable you to grow and develop as a person. 

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Inspiring the extraordinary

Colleges and Accommodation

Our colleges are at the heart of life at Durham. From day-to-day activities to special events, there are so many ways to make friends and have fun, while increasing your skills and experience.
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