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Central & South Asia

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, with over one third of our students coming from an international background.

Currently over 400 of our students are from across Central and South Asia.
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Support for Applicants

We understand that it can be challenging knowing where to start when applying to an overseas University. At Durham there is a wide range of support available to students who live in Central & South Asia and are considering applying to Durham. We have a dedicated team who are on hand to answer any questions you have. 

 

Information for Central & South Asia applicants.

Meet your Representatives

Get in touch with the Central & South Asia Student Recruitment Team
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Events

See our upcoming events to find out more about Durham
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India Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements for applicants from India
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Academic entry requirements for Cental & South Asia

Academic entry requirements for Central & South Asia
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English Language Requirements

English Language requirements for applicants from Central & East Asia

Scholarships

Our scholarships support students from around the world
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International Study Centre

If you do not meet the direct requirements, you have the option to study pathway programmes at the Durham University International Study Centre. Find out more.
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Central & South Asia Partnerships

Find out more about our partnerships in Central & South Asia
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Meet your Representatives

The Central & South Asia student recruitment team are there to help with any aspect of the application process. They would be happy to hear from you to assist with any questions you have. 

Kate Brennan - Regional Manager

Kate is responsible for international student recruitment across South Asia. To contact Savi and Iqra, our in-country advisors, please contact india.team@durham.ac.uk
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Eleanor Garrick - Regional Manager

Eleanor is responsible for international student recruitment across Central and East Asia, excluding China.
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Central & South Asia Events

Meet the team at a recruitment event near you or online and find out more about Durham. 

Live

Date Organiser & Registration link Country City Location Times Representative

22nd November 2022

School Fair India Delhi Get in touch to find out more   Savi Aggarwal, Country Advisor

26th November 2022

IDP UK Education Fair: UK Education fair India Kolkata    12:00 - 16:00 Iqra Khan, Country Adviser

27th November 2022

IDP UK Education Fair: UK Education fair India Chennai    12:00 - 16:00 Savi Aggarwal, Country Advisor

28th November 2022

IDP UK Education Fair: UK Education fair India Coimbatore    12:00 - 16:00 Savi Aggarwal, Country Advisor

29th November 2022

IDP UK Education Fair: UK Education fair India Kochi    12:00 - 16:00 Iqra Khan, Country Adviser

2nd December 2022

IDP UK Education Fair: UK Education fair India Vizag    10:30 - 15:00 Iqra Khan, Country Adviser

3rd December 2022

Geebee Education India Bangalore     Iqra Khan, Country Adviser

4th December 2022

IDP UK Education Fair: UK Education fair India Hyderabad    11:00 - 16:00 Savi Aggarwal, Country Advisor

8th January 2023

Krishna Consultants India Nagpur     Savi Aggarwal, Country Advisor

22nd January 2023

Global Opportunities - Global Education Fair: Global Education Fair India 2023 India Delhi    11:00 - 17:00 Savi Aggarwal, Country Advisor

28th January 2023

Global Opportunities - Global Education Fair: Global Education Fair India 2023 India Chennai    11:00 - 17:00 Iqra Khan, Country Adviser

29th January 2023

Global Opportunities - Global Education Fair: Global Education Fair India 2023 India Mumbai    11:00 - 17:00 Savi Aggarwal & Iqra Khan, Country Advisors

 

Online

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Organiser & Registration link

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I have really enjoyed being at a collegiate university. The college atmosphere, living and dining with other students, helps you form some of the deepest and strongest friendships of your life. There are also lots of extracurricular activities to get involved with."

Rishiraj Goenka,
BA Economics, India

 

 

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Visit Durham University

You can book one of our personalised Campus Visits to find out more about our academic degree programmes and student life on campus. Visits start with a presentation from a member of staff from the International Office, followed by a guided tour from one of our student ambassadors.

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Entry Requirements

Bangladesh

Undergraduate

A*A*A Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.5.
A*AA Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.5.
AAA Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.25.
AAB Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.25.
ABB Year 1 of a Bachelor degree at a recognised Bangladeshi university with GPA 3.25.
  The Higher Secondary Certificate is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bachelor degree with a grade range from 60% - 70% or GPA 3.1 - 3.8 depending on the awarding institution on the International Office's list.

 

India

Undergraduate

Standard XII

A*A*A Standard XII with an average score of 90% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 87% or higher.
A*AA Standard XII with an average score of 87% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 85% or higher.
AAA Standard XII with an average score of 85% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 85% or higher.
AAB Standard XII with an average score of 84% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 85% or higher.
ABB Standard XII with an average score of 83% (best of 4 academic subjects) with any prerequisite subjects at 85% or higher.

Note: Standard XII from CBSE or CISCE Boards and some State Boards only are accepted for entry. State Boards considered on a case by case basis.

Postgraduate

A 3, 4 or 5-year Bachelors degree from an approved Indian university with a score of 60%-70% depending on the institution.

Kazakhstan

Undergraduate

A*A*A - ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree at a recognised university in a relevant subject. GPA will vary depending upon institution.
UPCSE
A*A*A Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 75%+ in each core science unit and 72%+ average (excluding EAP courses).
A*AA Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 75%+ in each core science unit and 72%+ average (excluding EAP courses).
AAA Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 72%+ in each core science unit and 72%+ average (excluding EAP courses).
AAB Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 72%+ in each core science unit and 68%+ average (excluding EAP courses).
ABB Pass University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) with a grade of 70%+ in each core science unit and 68%+ average (excluding EAP courses).

The Attestat o Srednem Obrazovami is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

A Bakalavr from a recognised Kazakh institution with a minimum CGPA of 3.4/4.0, 3.7/4.33 or 4.25/5.0.

 

Pakistan

Undergraduate

A*A*A Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 65%+ (1st Division).
A*AA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 65%+ (1st Division).
AAA Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 65%+ (1st Division).
AAB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 60%+ (1st Division).
ABB Pass year 1 of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 60%+ (1st Division).

The Higher Secondary Certificate is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry, please visit our Durham University International Study Centre website for more information).

Postgraduate

A 4-year undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a recognised Pakistani university. Grade requirements will range from CGPA 2.7-3.5, depending on the institution. Students who have a 2 or 3-year Bachelors degree with a first division pass must also have a 2-year master's degree in a relevant subject with a first division pass (65%+) from an HEC recognised institution.

 

 

Sri Lanka

Undergraduate

A*A*A Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades AAA (grades 90%/90%/85%)
A*AA Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades AAA (grades 90%/85%/85%)
AAA Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades AAA (grades all 85% or above)
AAB Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades AAB (grades 85%/85%/74%)
ABB Sri Lankan GCE A-Levels with grades ABB (grades 85%/74%/74%)

The Certificate of Secondary Education (Maw 6) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.

Postgraduate

Students with Bachelor's Special degree or Professional degree with grades of 70% (1st Class honours) from a recognised university will be considered for entry to taught Masters programmes at Durham University.

 

Turkey

For information about Entry requirements, please visit Turkey Entry Requirements