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Durham University

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  • Updated On: Jun 02,2022 03:44 PM IST

University Overview

Durham University (legally the University of Durham) is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England, founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and incorporated by royal charter in 1837. It was the first recognised university to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge, and is thus one of the institutions to be described as the third-oldest university in England. As a collegiate university its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and its 17 colleges. In general, the departments perform research and provide teaching to students, while the colleges are responsible for their domestic arrangements and welfare. 

Queen's Campus in Stockton
Durham University International Study Centre is a dedicated centre for international students located on Queen's Campus in Stockton. The campus is small and welcoming with everything you need close by.

Extremely supportive and very international, Queen's Campus means you will find it easy to make friends, focus on your studies and get used to your new surroundings.

When you successfully complete your pathway program and achieve the required grades, you will be able to progress to your chosen degree subject at Durham City. This two location journey gives you a supportive start and a broader experience.

GBP 10000

Living Cost

GBP 22000-29000


GBP 20000-32000


University Facts

Established in 1832

Programmes 180 Available

Total Students 19500+

Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the Durham University

  • International students are considered on case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in UK.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

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All Programs(180)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

22000 - 29000 Per year


20000 - 32000 Per year


GBP24877Tuition Fee

GBP10000Living Cost

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  • Campus Shuttle
  • Career Support
  • Financial Assistance
  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
  • Parking and Transit
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
  • Student Leaderships
  • Student Unions and Associations
  • Student Learning Centre
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • International Student Life Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals


Our staff are experts in supporting international students. We will help you adapt to UK life and will introduce you to the full range of opportunities at Durham University. We are based at Queen’s Campus, so you will always know where to find us.

Academic support
We know that studying for a degree can be challenging, particularly at one of the highest ranked universities in the UK. As courses are competitive and entry requirements are high, the University will expect its students to focus on achieving their best. Our teachers are here to make sure you have the skills you need to succeed, both during your time at the International Study Centre and at the University.

Student life, services and support
By studying with us, you will benefit from living and learning in two unique locations. You will start your journey at Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees. As a student at the International Study Centre you will be part of an international community with access to modern facilities, sports centre, restaurant and plenty of social places.

After successfully completing your pathway program at the International Study Centre on Queen’s Campus, you will join the University’s collegiate system at Durham City.

Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees
Modern, welcoming and very international, Queen’s Campus is the perfect introduction to Durham University. It is easy to find your way around on this small campus, and you’ll be fully supported by our on-site staff. Located in Stockton-on-Tees, you can relax by the riverside after class or walk into Stockton town for shops and restaurants.

Sport at Queen's Campus

  • While at the International Study Centre, you can take full advantage of the multi-million pound sports centre based at Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees.

Facilities include

  • A fitness suite
  • Exercise classes
  • Sports hall
  • Floodlit Astroturf pitch
  • Spinning room
  • Multi-activity studio.

A gym membership from September 2019 – June 2020 only costs £100 (including all exercise classes). These include badminton, basketball, boxercise and HIIT. Check out our Queens Campus Sport Facebook and Instagram pages, or visit teamdurham.com for more information.
If you'd like to try something different, there is also an Olympic-standard white water course just 15 minutes' walk from Queen's Campus.

Student support services
The International Study Centre provides a complete support network on Queen’s Campus. This support is provided as soon as you enrol. Our specialist support staff are here to help you with everything from practical matters like visas to your safety and wellbeing.

Your transition from the International Study Centre to Durham University:
International Study Centre staff are always available to make your progression to the University as easy as possible. As well as the academic and English language support you receive in classes, staff will also help with any other questions you have.

Celebration Events
The Durham ISC progression event celebrates each year of International Study Centre students successfully completing their courses and moving on to Durham University. Staff and students gather together to share highlights and awards are presented to high-achieving students.

Durham City, Durham
When you successfully complete your pathway programme at Queen’s Campus you will relocate to Durham City. Larger and more spread-out, Durham City is made up of colleges, academic departments and student facilities, located at different sites throughout the city. As a Durham student, you will have access to the facilities at your college, the University’s shared facilities, and all the shops, amenities and historic attractions of Durham city centre.

Clubs and Societies
When you move to study at Durham City, you can make the most of the 200+ student clubs and societies. You can get involved in everything from art and music, to fundraising and theatre productions.

Get involved:

  • Student Community Action –volunteer with one of the 84 outreach projects.
  • DUCK – Durham University Charity Kommittee raises money for more than 120 charities.
  • Palatinate – the University’s award-winning student newspaper is published every two weeks.
  • Purple Radio – the University’s student-run radio station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term time.
  • Durham Union Society – the debate society is the University's oldest society.
  • Music Durham - join one of 79 music societies including orchestras, choirs and bands. 
  • Durham Student Theatre - Durham's 26 theatre companies produce 90 shows every year.

Sport at Durham City:
The University has 650 different college teams, playing 18 different sports. Sports include football, volleyball, rugby, rowing and tennis.
University sports facilities in Durham City include:

  • An indoor rowing tank
  • A world-class fencing piste
  • Indoor cricket nets
  • A performance analysis suite
  • Football pitches
  • Rugby pitches
  • Squash courts
  • 4-lane athletics track
  • Floodlit Astroturf
  • Netball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Cricket pitches.


Map and Location

The Palatine Centre Durham University Stockton Road Durham DH1 3LE

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