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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 programmePathwayTuition fees
English Language Preparation Online6 weeks£2,100​​

10 weeks£3,500​​

16 weeks£5,600​​
Prepare for Success5 weeksFree

Additional fees

Additional fees and costsFees
AccommodationFrom £155-£160 per week
StudyCare Insurance Plus (12 month cover) £416 (£8.00 per week). See StudyCare Insurance Plus
StudyCare Insurance Plus (24 month cover)£650 (£6.25 per week)
Immigration Health SurchargePlease visit the pages to read more about how much you need to pay

Airport pickup fees

Taxi transfer fees (one way)Price**
Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Newcastle International (NCL)£175
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:

  • £260 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 £260 and £1,000 security deposit. Three months prior to your course start date, and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’), you will also need to pay a minimum of £6,000 in advance tuition fees. Please note that if you do not adhere to the payment plan outlined in your offer letter, we regret we may not be able to hold your place. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

No later than 28 days prior to your programme start date, 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: 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.

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.

You can take out our own StudyCare Insurance Plus policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance Plus 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 and up to 24 months, allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs.

Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our 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.


Find out more about our fees and how you can view and pay your tuition fees on our payment platform.

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