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Have you got questions about studying at Durham University International Study Centre? Here are some answers to common questions.


 Information for 2020/21 academic year

Programmes

  • What are the entry requirements?

    If you would like to study at Durham University International Study Centre, you will need to meet our English language and academic entry requirements.

    You can join an English language preparation course first if you need to improve your language skills before starting your pathway programme.

  • What are the teaching methods?

    For the 2020/21 academic year, teaching will take place through a blend of virtual and face-to-face learning. If you are unable to travel to the UK, you have the option to study virtually from home

    Whichever way you study with us, you will have the opportunity to take an active part in seminars, tutorials and lectures to prepare you for the style of teaching and learning you will experience at the University. Our class sizes are small, so that you can receive individual attention from our experienced and highly qualified tutors. You will also have individual support from an academic personal tutor.

     
  • What programmes are available?

    Durham University International Study Centre offers a choice of pathway programmes, depending on whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Each pathway programme leads to a wide range of degrees at Durham University.

    International Foundation Year

    The International Foundation Year is a preparation programme that leads to entry to the first year of a degree. As well as learning about your subject, you will get help with study skills and English language. After completing the International Foundation Year and achieving the required grades, you will progress to the first year of your chosen degree.

    Pre-Masters

    The Pre-Masters programme will prepare you for a masters degree, with a combination of subject-specific teaching, study skills and English tuition.

    English Language Preparation

    Improve your English reading, writing and listening skills and build confidence before entering your pathway programme.

    • English Language Preparation (a one or two-term programme before you start the International Foundation Year)
    • English for Pre-Masters (a one-term programme before you start your Pre-Masters programme).

Visas

  • Do I need a visa to study in the UK?

    You will need a Tier 4 (Student) visa to study in the UK. Find more information on the visa process.

  • How do I apply for a UK student visa?

    The first step is to apply, receive an offer of a place, and accept your place by paying a deposit and Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) payment. You will then receive a CAS and can start the visa application process online.

  • When should I apply for a visa?

    You can apply for a UK visa up to three months before the start date of your programme, once you have received an offer of a place, paid a deposit and received your Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

    Make sure to start your application early, to give it enough time to be processed before you need to travel to the UK.

Fees

  • How much does accommodation cost?

    Accommodation fees vary according to the length of stay and which residence you are living in. 

  • How much does it cost to study at Durham University International Study Centre?

    When considering studying in the UK, you need to consider the tuition fees and accommodation costs, as well as your living costs. There are no scholarships available at this time.

Accommodation

  • What accommodation is available?

    There is a choice of student accommodation on and near Queen's Campus. 

    Alternatively, (if you are over 18 years old) you can arrange private off campus accommodation.

    Explore accommodation and fees.

  • When can I book accommodation?

    You can book accommodation once you have accepted your offer of a place and paid the confirmation payment.

Still have questions?

Complete our online form to ask any questions you have about studying at the International Study Centre.

Where to find us


International Study Centre location

Durham University International Study Centre is located at Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees.

Durham University International Study Centre
Wolfson Building
Queen’s Campus
University Boulevard
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6BH

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