Your Pathway to A Top Ranking University

Durham University International Study Centre

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Find out the latest updates around starting your studies with us, as well as checking the most recent information.

A world top



QS World University Rankings 2022



in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021


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


  • Students on campus at University College, Durham University
    17 September 2021

    My first year at Durham University

    Dana, one of our former students, tells us what it's like to be a progressed student and what she's looking forward to in the next few years of her studies. Read about her experience at Durham University and her journey through the International Study Centre.

  • Student ambassador, Dana, attending a match at Newcastle United Football Club's stadium
    15 September 2021

    Preparing for life in the UK

    One of our former students, Dana from UAE, walks us through the best ways to prepare for studying abroad in the UK. In this blog, she offers tips for before, during and after your arrival at Durham University International Study Centre.

  • Former student Aaron, with one of his favourite members of staff, Sophie from the Support and Enrichment team
    08 September 2021

    The support I received during my pathway

    Aaron, a former International Study Centre student, shares his experiences with adjusting to life studying in the UK. He tells us about the support he received before, throughout and after his time at the Centre, and shares tips for new students preparing to start their pathway programme.

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