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International Arrivals 2023

Welcome and Orientation Week for the new academic year will commence on Monday 25 September.

A small number of our programmes such as the Full-time MBA and PGCE programmes have earlier start dates. If you are planning to start one of these programmes, your School or department will be in touch with you directly about the arrival dates and arrangements.
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Arrival dates and Welcome Service 2023

New International Students - Free Meet and Greet Service 2023.

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New international students who arrive at Newcastle Airport on the below dates can book our free Meet and Greet Service:

10 week pre-sessional: 8 July 

6 week pre-sessional: 5 August 

September entry: 20 September and 21 September 

If you book this service you will be met at the Newcastle Airport by our Welcome Team who will guide you towards your onward travel to Durham. Once in Durham there will be transport on to your accommodation in college or the private sector.

Please complete the form here to make a booking.

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Bookings for the Meet and Greet Service close on Sunday 17 September.

Please email if you have any queries about the Meet and Greet Service or your booking.

We look forward to welcoming you to Durham University.


Information for Pre-sessional students

Learn about College information, Student Immigration pages and more

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Information about how to get to Durham, accessibility information, and more


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