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Support throughout your whole application

Applying to Durham University International Study Centre has never been easier – our direct application form allows you to submit an application easily and quickly.

When you apply online to study with us, you’ll receive access to a dedicated Student Enrolment Advisor who will be available to support you throughout the entire application process. Our Student Enrolment Advisors will respond to you within just 48 hours so you can get started on your academic adventure.

How we help

By applying online, you will receive:

Free specialist support
We’re here to help you complete your application, offering you guidance and support through every stage of the admissions process.

Experts in international education
Have questions? Our expert team can advise you on everything from choosing the right programme for you to questions about the University.

Multilingual team
Our Student Enrolment Advisors can offer you support in multiple languages – including Chinese and Arabic.

Easily accessible
You can reach us by phone, email and instant messaging (in some countries).

Explaining the application process

We’ve created a step-by-step guide to our admissions process, so you know exactly what to expect from beginning your application form to arriving at the International Study Centre.

1. Apply online
Our new online application form lets you take as long as you need to complete it. We’ve made it easy to save your progress and come back later, as long as you remember to save enough time to organise your visa – which can take up to several weeks depending on your location.

2. Speak with an advisor
One of our helpful Student Enrolment Advisors will be in contact by phone within 48 hours of submitting your application.

3. Receive an offer letter
If your application is successful, you’ll receive an offer letter from us. We’ll be here to talk to you about your next steps and explain any conditions you need to meet, as well as discussing a payment plan for your fees.

4. Confirm your offer
By confirming your offer and securing your place with us as soon as possible, you’ll have enough time to plan your accommodation, visas and travel plans.

5. Pay your fees
The first step to confirming your fees is to pay your confirmation fee and return your signed acceptance form. You can find out more about paying your fees here.

6. Receive your CAS
After paying your fees, your Student Enrolment Advisor will issue your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) so you'll be able to start applying for your visa.

7. Access visa and accommodations support
We offer completely free guidance on applying for your visa and booking your accommodation. We can even recommend you to a local visa service, free of charge.

8. Plan for your arrival
We have lots of useful tips available to help you get ready to arrive in the UK. We offer a pre-departure pack full of helpful advice, as well as an induction pack which includes all the exciting events you can enjoy once you arrive.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the International Study Centre. No matter what you need help with, we are here for you. From arranging airport transfers to the International Study Centre, to answering any questions you have, we want you to feel as prepared as possible about studying with us.


Our student enrolment advisors are here to help with your application and answer any questions you have about studying with us.