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Application Guidance

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) handles applications for all undergraduate courses eg BA, BSc, MEng, MPhys, MSci. Durham University handles all postgraduate degree applications directly.

Undergraduates may apply for up to five courses and you should list your choices in alphabetical order, not in order of preference. You will need to include the UCAS code for each university you apply to – for Durham University choose D86 – and the code for the course or courses you are interested in.  Postgraduate students use our Applicant Portal.
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How to Apply

As an international undergraduate applicant, as well as submitting your application through UCAS you will also need to send scanned copies of your qualifications (including your score in any English language test you have undertaken) to our Recruitment and Admissions Office. Please make sure that you include your UCAS personal identification number (PID), your name, and your date of birth in your email. 


UCAS and Postgraduate Information

Undergraduate Study

For detailed information on the undergraduate application process, please visit our undergraduate section.
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UCAS Apply Now

Apply for your chosen course. The UCAS site is packed with tools, including a handy personal statement builder. For Durham University choose D86.

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

For detailed information on the postgraduate taught application process, please visit our postgraduate taught courses section.
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Postgraduate Study (Research)

For detailed information on the postgraduate research application process, please visit our postgraduate research degrees section.
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Fees and Post Offer Deposits

Find out more information on application fees and post-offer deposits for international students (postgraduate only).
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Postgraduate Applicant Portal

For most postgraduate degrees, you must apply through Durham’s Applicant Portal. You don’t have to submit your application all in one go.
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Dedicated Support Services

Durham University has dedicated support services to assist our international applicants from application right through to graduation to ensure that you gain the most from your studies and your time in the UK. 

The International Office offers advice and support for anyone thinking of applying to Durham University from outside of the UK and staff travel regularly to attend international education fairs and meet prospective students. 

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You can contact the International Office and our support services at any time with any questions you may have: 

General Enquires: Please visit: Ask Us

Regional contacts: Please visit: Regional Pages 

International Campus Visit: International Campus Visits

Immigration Enquiries: Please visit: Immigration Durham

Global Opportunities Enquires: Please visit: Global Durham