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.
Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They represent a range of different course and colleges.
Durham is one of the world’s leading universities, as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2023, where we are ranked 92nd. Nationally, we’re consistently a top ten UK university and ranked sixth in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
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.
We accept a wide range of qualifications from the UK and the rest of the world for entry to our undergraduate courses. 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.
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).
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.
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.
I loved that staff were so well-versed in their subjects that everything that was taught was at the cutting edge of the topic!
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.
Information for keeping our community safe.
How to contact the International Office:
The Palatine CentreStockton RoadDurhamDH1 3LE