Durham University International Study Centre

Top 20 UK Universities

Top 20 UK Universities


Durham University is more than 600 years old and is the third oldest university after Oxford and Cambridge. Like them it has a collegiate system. It is a member of the Russell Group of British research universities and Durham consistently places in the top ten in rankings of universities in the United Kingdom. The 2018 Complete University Guide ranks Durham 6th overall, The Guardian University Guide 2018 ranks Durham 4th overall, and the 2018 The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide ranks Durham 5th overall.

Successful completion of the foundation program will lead to progression to an undergraduate degree at the university.



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Sumeya from Kenya
Sumeya from Kenya
International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science Aiming to progress to LLB (Hons) Law
I needed a year to actually adjust. I didn’t want to throw myself right into the course in the first instance. I felt, because it was a different country, I would need time to figure myself out before I finally started my degree.
Rumaysa from Pakistan
Rumaysa from Pakistan
International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance Now studying BA (Hons) Business Management
Studying abroad is a great opportunity that everyone should achieve at least once in their life, because otherwise they won't know how to adapt to the world. If you stay at home, you won't get the same experiences.


Business & Management

International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

Engineering & Technology

International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences

Natural Science & Mathematics

International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
£ 24,483 Average cost per year
£ 15,256Tuition
£ 4,141Housing
£ 5,086Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

September 2021
Application Deadline:August 01, 2021
Program Start:September 27, 2021
January 2022
Application Deadline:December 01, 2021
Program Start:January 10, 2022
September 2022
Application Deadline:August 01, 2022
Program Start:September 26, 2022