Durham University International Study Centre

Your pathway to a top ranking university

A world top



QS World University Rankings 2017/18



in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017



of subjects ranked in the UK top 10

Complete University Guide 2018

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 Campus.

Before you arrive

Three international students at Durham University

Joining us in September? Find out information you need to know before you arrive and download your arrival guide. Here you'll find advice on what to pack, what time you need to arrive and what you'll be doing in your first few weeks here. 

Latest news

  • What to expect when you arrive at the International Study Centre

    Jul 26 2017
    Durham ISC student doing research in the library
    Here is what to expect when you arrive at Durham International Study Centre.
  • Durham ranked 4th in The Guardian University Guide

    May 31 2017
    Durham ranked 4th in The Guardian University Guide
    Durham University has moved up to 4th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018.
  • Things to look forward to in Stockton-on-Tees

    Apr 19 2017
    People in the centre of Stockton-on-Tees
    Stockton-on-Tees has many adventures to offer you during your time as a student.

Vanessa from Singapore

Vanessa from Singapore on Queen's Campus

I like Queen's Campus because it is very close knit, so everyone bonds really well.  The town is quite small, so we have cinemas and shopping malls and restaurants all in the same place.

Studying Accounting and Finance