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International
Durham has a long and proud history of welcoming students from countries across the globe.
Welcome
Studying abroad is a unique and exciting experience. You will be studying at a world top 100 university with a global reputation for teaching and research. Lecturers are world-leaders in their fields and students benefit from cutting-edge facilities.
Durham is one of the UK’s most historic universities, and its unique collegiate system creates a strong sense of belonging. The University provides outstanding opportunities that help to enrich student life and create some of the world’s most sought-after graduates.
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I loved that staff were so well-versed in their subjects that everything that was taught was at the cutting edge of the topic!
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At the heart of Durham’s global student outlook are our study abroad, exchange and global opportunities programmes. These allow incoming international undergraduate students to spend time in Durham.
We accept a wide range of qualifications from the UK and the rest of the world for entry to our undergraduate courses. If you aren’t studying in a majority English speaking country, then you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency through an accepted English language test.
Choosing Durham University...
Our student ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at Durham. They represent a range of different course and colleges.
Durham is one of the world's leading Universities as shown by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2022, where we are ranked 82nd.
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When You Arrive
What you’ll need to do when you arrive at Durham, including collecting your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and completing the Right to Study check, providing TB test information and registering with the Police (if you’re required to).
Take the first step to a degree from a world-leading university, and one of the oldest in the UK. We offer an International Foundation Year, a Pre-Masters programme and an English language preparation programme. 
 
Visa Information
If you don’t have British (or Irish) nationality and you're planning to travel to the UK to study at Durham, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. The type of visa / permission you need depends on the course you're coming to study.
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Working in the UK
Working during your study can be a good way of earning extra income and gaining valuable experience. Make sure that any work you do doesn't affect your study, we recommend that you limit part-time work to 12 hours per week.
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The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE
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Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1000
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