Fees and funding
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||2023/24|
|Pre-Masters||Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (3 terms)||£25,500|
|Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (2 terms)||£20,500|
|Law and Social Sciences (3 terms only)||£23,000|
|Science and Engineering (3 terms)||£23,500|
|Science and Engineering (2 terms)||£20,000|
|International Study Centre programme||Pathway||Tuition fees|
|English Language Preparation Online||6 weeks||£2,100|
|Additional fees and costs||Fees|
|Accommodation||From £190-£195 per week|
|StudyCare Insurance (up to 12 months)||£450 (£8.65 per week). Prices are indicative.|
|StudyCare Insurance (24 months fixed)||£720 (£6.93 per week)|
|Immigration Health Surcharge||Please visit the Gov.uk pages to read more about how much you need to pay|
|Taxi transfer fees (one way)||Price**|
|Durham Tees Valley (MME)||£30|
|Newcastle International (NCL)||£206|
|Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)||£206|
** Prices subject to change
Confirmation payment & tuition fees
Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay a confirmation payment. The security deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your programme will be returned to you. If you do not require a student visa you must pay this sum no later than 3 months before the start date of your programme.
|Confirmation payment at point of confirming offer to study|
£1,000 security deposit
£260 administration fee (non-refundable)
|Prior to applying for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’)|
£6,000 advance tuition fees payment
Please note: this is in addition to the initial confirmation payment taking the total fees paid prior to applying for your CAS to £7,260.
|28 days prior to start of 1st term||Balance of 1st and 2nd term fees as set out in your offer letter|
|2 months prior to start of 2nd term||Balance of 3rd term fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter|
Please note that for certain territories, you may be required to pay a higher amount in respect of advance fees. Details will be set out in the individual payment plan attached to your offer letter. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.
The balance of tuition fees can be paid:
- For programmes of study lasting three terms or more: the remaining balance of your tuition fees can be paid 28 days before the start date of the second academic term, or in full in advance. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.
- 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.
All international students should have accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. This will make you feel more secure because not having the proper coverage can be extremely difficult and expensive.
You can take out our own Study Care Insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university. Insurance cover is offered for flexible terms of up to 12 or 24 months (fixed), allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.
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
Find out how you can view and pay your fees on our payment platform.
Find out the entry requirements for your course.
We can help you throughout the entire application process. Check out our guide to applying and contact us if you have any other questions.
Do you have questions about studying with us? Check out our frequently asked questions or enquire with your own question using our online form.