Durham University International Study Centre

Your pathway to a top ranking university

A world top

100

University

QS World University Rankings 2018

Ranked

5th

in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Over

90%

of subjects ranked in the UK top 10

Complete University Guide 2019

Pathway programmes

International students in class at Durham University Queen's Campus

Our pathway programmes prepare you for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Durham University. Choose from the International Foundation Year, Pre-Masters and English Language Preparation programmes.

International Study Centre

Durham University students on City Campus

Study alongside students from all over the world at Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees. The International Study Centre provides a safe and nurturing place to prepare for your degree at Durham City.

Location

Two students on Infinity Bridge at Queen's Campus

Join an international community at Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees for one year before your degree at Durham University in Durham.  Events, sports, restaurants and day trips make student life welcoming and exciting from day one.

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