Your Pathway to A Top Ranking University

Durham University International Study Centre

A world top



QS World University Rankings 2021



in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021


of subjects ranked in the UK top 10

Complete University Guide 2021

Online Learning

We’re looking forward to welcoming you

We will be open for you to begin your studies in centre from the start of term. If you're unable to travel for the start of term, you can start your programme online from home and join us on campus at any point during your programme. Start your pathway programme with us now and we’ll get you on the right course and on the path to a successful career.

Before you begin your pathway programme, you can join our exclusive preparation course, delivered virtually and at no extra cost. In order to create the safest possible learning environment, you’ll benefit from a mixture of face-to-face learning and additional online learning. Get ready to apply for your visa today and we’ll be here to issue your CAS.

Sumeya Yunis Ali from Kenya at Queen's Campus

I needed a year to actually adjust. I didn’t want to throw myself right into the course in the first instance. I felt, because it was a different country, I would need time to figure myself out before I finally started my degree.

Sumeya from Kenya
Studying International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science
Aiming to progress to LLB (Hons) Law


  • Tricia from Myanmar
    27 August 2020

    Tricia from Myanmar: staff support and settling in

    Tricia from Myanmar arrived at the International Study Centre to embark on her career in business. As well as gaining valuable business skills from her teachers, Tricia also learnt a lot from other staff in the Centre – such as how to adapt to UK life and how to get over homesickness.

  • A student talking to a friend socially distanced with face masks
    11 August 2020

    Mustafa’s online learning diary: top tips for remote study

    Mustafa from Pakistan is continuing to blog his experiences with online learning during the coronavirus situation. After some time to practice, read his best advice for how to study at home.

  • Students at University College Durham University
    21 July 2020

    What can I do with an international relations degree?

    Studying international relations at university, you will gain skills in communication and debate, as well as vital transferrable knowledge of different cultures and disciplines, including business, humanities, economics and politics.