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).

2019/20 tuition fees are valid from 7 January 2019 for students who apply after this date, and are in £ sterling.
View the 2019/20 tuition fees.

International Study Centre programme  Pathway  Tuition fees 2018/19 
International Foundation Year Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance  £18,300 
  Humanities, Law and Social Science  £18,100
  Science and Engineering  £18,300 
Pre-Masters  Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (3 terms)  £18,900
  Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (2 terms) £15,900 
  Science and Engineering (3 terms)  £18,900
  Science and Engineering (2 terms)  £16,100 
English Language Preparation / English for Pre-Masters 

One or two terms

£4,170 per term

Additional fees

Additional fees and costs  Fees 2018/19 
Accommodation  From £147-£159 per week* 

Catering Package

September term start (15/09/18 – 07/12/18)

January term start (07/01/19 – 22/03/19)

April term start (01/04/2019 - 21/06/2019)





Guardianship Fee 

This fee applies to students who are under the age of 18 at the start of their course. Students will be provided with a UK guardian who will support them during their time in the UK until he/she turns 18. More information will be provided after you apply. 

£66 per month, plus a refundable £100 fee to cover emergency costs (e.g. replacement passport). 
StudyCare Insurance Plus (12 month cover)  £8 per week (to cover duration of course). See Student Insurance Plus  

Airport pickup fees

If your programme starts in January 2019, you can use a coach transfer from Newcastle International to the International Study Centre. The service is available if you are arriving between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 5 January or Sunday 6 January.

Taxi transfer fees (one way) Price**
Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Newcastle International (NCL) £172
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)
Manchester (MAN)
Coach transfer fees (one way) Price**
Newcastle International (NCL) £25

*Based on guideline rents for 2017/18

** Prices subject to change

When are your fees due?

Price validity

2018/19 tuition fees are valid from 5 January 2018 for students who apply after this date, and are in £ sterling.

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:

  • £200 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 £200 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.

How to pay

How to pay

View and pay your tuition fees online.

Arrival information

Durham University international students at Aroma cafe

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