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 2020


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 join us for your studies and are looking forward to welcoming you to the International Study Centre. 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.

International students in class at Durham University Queen's Campus

Pathway programmes

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.

Durham University students on City Campus

International Study Centre

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.

A student looking into the distance

Work after graduation

Use the skills you've developed on your university degree with the opportunity to work in the UK after graduating. The new Graduate Immigration Route is a post-study work visa allowing you to practice your skills for up to two years.

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


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