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.

Supportive teachers and staff at the International Study Centre will help you adjust to living and studying in the UK.

World-leading academics, research-led education and a supportive college community make Durham graduates among the most sought after in the world.

Why Durham University?

Top UK university

for graduate employment and further study

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17

Ranked 7th in the UK

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

A world top 100 university

QS World University Rankings 2020


International student on campus at Durham University

The International Study Centre has done a great job, allowing me to be more confident and interested, actually, in the course itself.

I needed a year to actually adjust. I didn’t want to throw myself right into the course in the first instance, because I felt, because it was a different country, I would need time to figure myself out before I finally started my degree.

Sumeya from Kenya
Studied International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science
Now studying LLB (Hons) Law