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YOUR PATHWAY TO A WORLD TOP 100 UNIVERSITY

Specialist programmes for international students

Durham University International Study Centre is your first step to gaining a degree from a world-leading university, one of the oldest in the UK. Studying one of our specialist programmes, you will develop the academic and English language skills you need for a degree at Durham University.

A WORLD TOP 100 UNIVERSITY

QS World University Rankings 2024

RANKED 7TH IN THE UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

29 SUBJECTS RANKED IN THE UK TOP 10

Complete University Guide 2024

Prepare for your degree at Durham University

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International Foundation Year

Develop your English language and academic subject skills with our three-term programme and progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the top-ranking Durham University.

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Pre-Masters

Build upon the skills of your existing undergraduate degree in order to study a postgraduate degree in the UK. Our programme helps you bridge the gap between your studies.

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English preparation

Our Online English Language Preparation courses develop your English skills in order for you to succeed on both your chosen pathway programme and your university degree.

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Entry requirements

Find out the entry requirements for your course.

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Fees

Find out the tuition fees for your course.

Rumaysa from Pakistan

I'm finding my first term at the International Study Centre a lot of fun. When I came I was really scared about how it would be, because it's a new place and I've never studied abroad before. But when I came, the teachers and students were so welcoming and they helped me with anything I needed.

Rumaysa from Pakistan

Studied International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

LOCATION

Durham University International Study Centre is based at Queen’s Campus in the town of Stockton-on-Tees (also called ‘Stockton’) which provides international students with pathway programmes. When you complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades, you can progress to Durham City Campus to continue your degree.