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Durham University International Study Centre

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A world top



QS World University Rankings 2022



in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022


of subjects ranked in the UK top 10

Complete University Guide 2022

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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