Why Durham University?

About Durham University

When you complete your course at the International Study Centre and progress to your degree, you will be studying at a world top 100 university with a global reputation for teaching and research. Lecturers are world-leaders in their fields and students benefit from cutting-edge facilities.

Durham is one of the UK’s most historic universities, and its unique collegiate system creates a strong sense of belonging. The University provides outstanding opportunities that help to enrich student life and create some of the world’s most sought-after graduates.

What it is like to be a Durham student

Discover what life as a Durham student is really like on our blog written by a progressed International Foundation Year student, Jia Lin.

Durham University City Campus

World-class university

Durham University consistently ranks in the world’s top 100 universities. A member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, Durham is one of the UK’s most respected universities.

Join a college community

During your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will join one of 17 historic colleges. Each college provides accommodation, facilities and a supportive community of students.

Living in Durham and student life in the UK

Two UK locations

Study your pathway programme at Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees and your degree at Durham City. Find out more about Durham University's two UK locations. 

An international student on a laptop at Durham University International Study Centre

Admissions support

Our free support service helps you through every stage of the application process, offering visa, accommodation and arrivals help in a variety of languages.