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Joining us means you’ll be welcomed into our student family and community. We know that you’ll want to experience the fullest that student life has to offer and at Durham you can find a large and diverse range of opportunities to get involved with alongside your studies. All this takes place within the inspirational and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.
Our research-led education will challenge you, inspire you and help you achieve the extraordinary. Our distinctive college system and wider student experience programme including drama, music, sport, volunteering, and more will help you to grow and develop as a person.
What I would say is so special about Durham is the opportunities it gives its students.
The Durham University International Study Centre provides International Foundation Year programmes for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry but want to study at Durham University.
We're one of the world’s leading Universities, as demonstrated by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2023.
With students from over 130 countries, Durham University is truly a worldwide community, based in the beautiful city of Durham, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the North East of England.
We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham.
We offer the inspiration, you achieve the outstanding.
We offer one of the broadest ranges of courses in the UK covering the Arts & Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences with over 200 undergraduate and 100 taught postgraduate courses, not forgetting our research programmes.
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How to contact our Recruitment and Admissions team.
Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 1000
Find out everything you need to know about what happens when you receive your results, and how to prepare to join us.