Durham University International Study Centre

Your pathway to a top ranking university

A world top



QS World University Rankings 2018



in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018



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.


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.

Rumaysa at Queen's Campus

The International Study Centre is open to opportunities, there are so many subjects you can choose from and fields you can major in. If you don’t know what to do, they'll guide you to where you want to go. 

Rumaysa from Pakistan
Studying International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance
Aiming to progress to BA (Hons) Business and Management