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Support for International Students

Every year our international students complete their studies at Durham University and progress successfully into employment or further study, both in the UK and overseas. The outstanding academic programmes, along with diverse extra-curricular opportunities and access to work experience and placements plus the comprehensive careers help and support, can make you a highly competitive candidate in your preferred career.

You will be able to access 1:1 appointments, vacancies information, presentations, workshops, career fairs and online resources. These are very popular and relevant to all. In addition for our international students we have tailored information including details of overseas opportunities and employers, and platforms such as Student Circus. We deliver focussed workshops including the Durham International Student Employability Programme (DISEP) which is a collaborative project with colleagues from the Durham Centre for Academic Development. These interactive sessions cover the key elements of the job selection process including CVs, cover letters, online applications, interview preparation and assessment centres and go into great detail on language use and cultural expectations of employers.

If you are aiming to develop your career in the UK after graduation it is useful to know that many of the employers we work with are registered sponsors of the Skilled Worker visa and are keen to recruit talented students and graduates from around the world. The new Graduate Route visa is also an excellent route into employment.

Overall you can be confident that, whatever your long term plans and wherever you aim to be, if you apply yourself, get involved in everything university has to offer and engage with our support, you will have the best chance of success.