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 2021


of subjects ranked in the UK top 10

Complete University Guide 2021

Flexible study options

You can choose to study your course on campus or virtually from home. Start your course in September 2021 and progress to Durham University next autumn. Find out more about preparing to study at the International Study Centre.

Online Learning

We'll get you where you want to be

Start your pathway programme with us now and we will get you on the right course and on the path to a successful career.

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


  • Durham International Study Centre student posing outside the building
    11 February 2021

    What I wish I knew before studying abroad

    Rumaysa from Pakistan will graduate with BA (Hons) Business and Management from Durham University this summer, having started with an International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance at the International Study Centre. Read her advice to her younger self about the fun and challenges that awaited in Durham.

  • 28 January 2021

    Music student writes song about dealing with homesickness

    One of our very own International Study Centre students, Dani from Hong Kong, has written a song about dealing with homesickness when studying abroad – which has received attention from national press.
  • Durham University student Jia Lin in biology lab
    08 January 2021

    What it is like to be a Durham student

    Jia Lin, a final year student at Durham University, has loved her time here, right from when she started as an International Study Centre student. Read her story here.

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