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Studying in the UK

Durham is a truly world-class university with a long history of welcoming students and academics from all over the globe.

Our many collaborative partnerships with international universities allow us to share knowledge and promote inter-cultural learning, ensuring that our graduates are in high demand on the global stage. Over 4,500 international students from 156 countries choose to make Durham University their home, so whatever you choose to study you'll be more than welcome here.
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Why Durham?


A World-class Learning Experience

Durham is one of the world's leading Universities as shown by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2024, where we are ranked 78th.

Here are a few more reasons to come to Durham

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Outstanding Staff

At Durham students are taught by academic staff who are acknowledged as experts in their fields and are at the forefront in their subjects.
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A Stunning Location

In Durham City you're among some of the world's finest architecture. See what life is like through the eyes of our students on YouTube.
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Our Unique College System

Durham is a collegiate university with 17 colleges in Durham City. Joining a College is much like joining a new family.
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Our Diverse Social Community

At Durham, you'll study with students from around the UK and more than 130 countries worldwide.
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The Wider Student Experience

We recognise that there is much more to student life than studying. We provide an environment dedicated to delivering an unrivalled experience.

Our Network of Support and Welfare Services

We have a full range of both central support services as well as support staff in each College.
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Regional Information

We have a dedicated team on hand ready to assist you in applying to Durham University. Please select your region to find out more.
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Visit Durham

International campus visits are available for students visiting from outside the UK. They're a great way to find out more about the University and the city.
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Incoming opportunities

Students wishing to study at Durham on a year-long exchange, please visit the Incoming Opportunities page

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