Fees for international students

See below for the latest tuition fees and costs for Durham University International Study Centre. All fees are listed in pounds sterling (GBP).

International Study Centre programme Pathway Tuition fees 2021/22 Tuition fees 2022/23
International Foundation Year Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance £21,630 £21,950

Humanities, Law and Social Science £19,950 £20,500
Science and Engineering £21,250 £21,850
Pre-Masters Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (3 terms) £23,690 £24,300
Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (2 terms) £19,055 £19,500
Law and Social Sciences (3 terms only) £21,000 £21,500
Science and Engineering (3 terms) £21,750 £22,300
Science and Engineering (2 terms) £18,025 £18,500
English Language Preparation / English for Pre-Masters

One term

£5,150 £5,500

Price validity

2021/22 fees are valid for any programme that commences in the 2021/22 academic cycle. 2022/23 fees are valid after 31st January 2022 for any programme that commences after 1st September 2022. Confirm your place before 31st January 2022 to receive 2021/22 fees.

Additional fees

Additional fees and costs Fees 2021/2022
Accommodation From £145-£148 per week
StudyCare Insurance Plus (12 month cover) £8 per week (to cover duration of course). See Student Insurance Plus
Police registration (if required)  Please visit the Gov.uk pages to read more about Police Registration
Immigration Health Surcharge Please visit the Gov.uk pages to read more about how much you need to pay

* These are guideline accommodation fees. 2020/21 fees will be published shortly.

Airport pickup fees

Taxi transfer fees (one way) Price**
Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Newcastle International (NCL) £160
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)
Manchester (MAN)

** Prices subject to change

When are your fees due?

Confirmation payment

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, a confirmation payment is required to secure your place. The deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your course will be returned to you. This consists of:

  • £235 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Deposit
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable

On receipt of your signed acceptance form and the confirmation payment, we will send you your confirmation pack. To accept the offer a confirmation payment is required comprising a non-refundable administration fee of £235 and £1,000 security deposit. Prior to enrolment, and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’), you will also need to pay £6,000 in advance tuition fees. This will also give you access to our exclusive preparation course – Prepare for Success. Once the CAS has been issued, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the first two terms’ fees along with the accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter.

Tuition fees

The balance of tuition fees can be paid:

  • For programmes of study lasting three terms or more: the remaining balance of your tuition fees can be paid 28 days before the start date of the second academic term, or in full in advance. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.
  • For two-term (Pre-Master's) courses: in full in advance.

Making a payment

Visit our How to Pay page to find out how to make a payment.

StudyCare Insurance

All international students need to have accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. You can take out our StudyCare Insurance Plus or organise your own insurance. If you use another provider, you will need to provide us with proof of adequate cover.

StudyCare Insurance Plus provides health and medical insurance, and covers you for loss of personal possessions. The insurance has been designed specifically for international students, and it covers you until the end of your course.

Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare Insurance Plus.

Find out more about StudyCare Insurance Plus.


All students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

How to pay

How to pay

View and pay your tuition fees online.

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