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Durham University International Study Centre

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A world top



QS World University Rankings 2021



in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021


of subjects ranked in the UK top 10

Complete University Guide 2021

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


  • Students studying in a laboratory
    07 June 2021

    Why study Earth sciences?

    Earth science explores land surface and natural resources (ground, water, metals, soil and stones) as well as their husbandry. On your earth science degree, you’ll study the structure, processes, and properties of the planet, along with nearly 5 billion years of biological evolution.

  • An international student stands outside an old Durham building
    13 May 2021

    Final year students catch-up with their International Study Centre teachers

    This year, Durham University International Study Centre’s first cohort of undergraduate students will be completing their degree and graduating from the University. In our blog, hear from our former students and discover what studying abroad has meant to them.

  • An international student on the beach
    29 March 2021

    How Prepare for Success helped my studies at the International Study Centre

    Aaron, from Hong Kong, recently completed our exclusive virtual preparation course, Prepare for Success. Now he is studying at the Durham University International Study Centre. In our blog, you can read how Prepare for Success gave him the tools to succeed while he studied with us.

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