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 2020/21
International Foundation Year Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance £21,000

Humanities, Law and Social Science £19,750
Science and Engineering £21,000
Pre-Masters Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (3 terms) £23,000
Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (2 terms) £18,500
Science and Engineering (3 terms) £21,500
Science and Engineering (2 terms) £17,500
English Language Preparation / English for Pre-Masters

One term

£5,000 per term
Online Pre-Sessional English Language Programme 10 weeks/20 weeks £4,500 per 10 weeks

Price validity

2020/21 fees are valid for any programme that commences in the 2020/21 academic cycle.

Additional fees

Additional fees and costs Fees 2020/2021
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) £200
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. 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: fees are payable in advance at the start of the term before the term to which they relate (for example, the fees for term 3 will be payable at the beginning of term 2) or in full in advance
  • 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.

Durham University international students at Aroma cafe

Arrival information

Find out practical information to prepare you for your arrival in the UK.

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