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Queens University Belfast

A world top 100 university

Ranked 5th  in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2018

Over 90% of subjects ranked in the UK top 10

Complete University Guide 2017

  • Durham University (legally the University of Durham) is a collegiate public research university in DurhamNorth East England, with a second campus in nearby Stockton-on-Tees.

  • In the overall 2016-17 QS World University Rankings, Durham was placed 74th in the world and second in the UK for research citations. Durham was also ranked in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016-17.

  • In 2017, Durham University has achieved its highest ever number of subjects in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2017, with eight in the Top 50 and three in the Top 10. 

Durham  University International Study Centre


The International Study Centre is located at Durham University’s Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees.

It is a modern purpose-built site situated in a waterfront setting. It offers a full range of facilities and study resources to ensure you can make the most of your studies and be fully prepared for your undergraduate or postgraduate study at Durham University's City Campus.

You can live in Rialto Court, a short walk from the Campus and close to Stockton town centre. If you confirm your place at the International Study Centre, apply and complete all the necessary steps for accommodation by July 31st you will be guaranteed a place at Rialto Court.

Once you progress to the Durham University City Campus, you have the option to stay in the University's accommodation in one of the colleges.


The International Study Centre offers specialist pathway programmes that provide international students the academic skills needed to study at Durham University.


The International Foundation Year offers you a pathway to the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree.


Course length: Three terms

Intakes: September (September – June) or January (January – August)



September 2019 start: 16/09/19 to 19/6/20
January 2020 start: 06/01/20 to 28/08/120


  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent, with relevant subjects

  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (5.0 in writing, minimum of 4.0 in all other skills)*

  • Age: 17+

TUITION FEES 2018 - 19

  • Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance: £18,300

  • Humanities, Law and Social Science: £18,100

  • Science and Engineering: £18,300

McClay Library

Durham International Study Centre
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