Durham University

Durham, United Kingdom

  • 1832

  • 30.0%

    International Students
  • 8

    No. of Programs
  • 78

    QS World University Rankings
  • Yes

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Established in the year 1832, Durham University is currently one of the best in the UK and the world for pursuing higher education. A public, research-oriented university, Durham University holds the 5th position in the Guardian University Guide. Durham University’s affiliations include ACU, Universities UK, N8, EUA, Wallace Group, Universities U.K and Virgo Consortium. The QS Global World Ranking 2022 of Durham University is 86. The Times Higher Education ranks the university at the 133rd position in its World University Rankings 2020.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Durham University has two campuses, one in Durham city and the other in Stockton. Students who are enrolled at the Durham University International Study Centre study at the Queen's Campus, Stockton. Both campuses of Durham University have different ambience and are distinctive and outstanding in their ways. Durham University has one of the most extensive course catalogues in the UK and more than 330 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes can be pursued here. The university is renowned for its academic excellence and 18 of the subjects that it offers rank in the world top 100. The university has four departments and 17 colleges are part of Durham University’s collegiate system. As far as the infrastructure is concerned, Durham has a lush 563 acres estate, which includes a monument that is a part of the UNESCO world heritage site. The university has big and beautiful classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, and enriched libraries.

Accomplishments & Alumni

The global popularity that the university enjoys is not only because of the remarkable standards of academics that it maintains but also because it has one of the highest levels of research activity in the UK. It is counted among one of the world’s top for study in Archaeology, Geography, and Theology, divinity and religious studies. The Durham alumni network remains quite active through annual reunions, Ball and Dinners. Some famous alumni of the university include the founder of Eden project Tim Smit, editor at Reuters, Sir Harold Evans, author Patrick Tilley, Cricketer Nasser Hussain.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Durham University accepts applications from all around the globe. A total of 20,268 are enrolled at Durham University in 2020/ 21 at both undergraduate and postgraduate level of studies from the UK and countries around the world among which 30% are international students from across 130 countries. Durham University is recognised as a top university for employability.  QS World University Rankings (2021) has ranked Durham University at 51  in the world for employer reputation. The companies visiting the campus are Google, Oracle, Dell, PwC, The Reuters, Bridgestone, IFB, IBM. From assisting in building a career plan to finding a work placement, Durham makes sure each student is ready for the professional world. 

COVID- 19 Response

The UK Government has confirmed the in-person teaching in English Universities from May 17, 2021. Students who are returning to the UK are advised to follow the guidelines mentioned below:

  • Students must get COVID-19 tested before arriving in Durham. Students are advised to take  Lateral Flow Tests(LFT) on day 1, day 4 and day 7 as well as two LFT per week throughout the term.

  • Students arriving from other countries will have to follow the central government and state government guidelines on arrival in the UK. Those who have been travelling through the ‘red list countries’ in the last few days cannot arrive in the UK as per the UK Government guidelines. 

  • Durham University has made all arrangements to ensure that the campus is COVID- 19 secure. Face covering, social distancing, sanitization, cleaning and personal hygiene needs to be maintained by everyone on campus for the safety and well being of all. 


Before visiting Durham University, students must keep their vaccination record of various diseases up to date. Those who are travelling to a foreign nation from the UK post-May 17th can demonstrate COVID-19 vaccination status. Travellers, especially to the red-listed countries can show proof of full vaccination in the digital or paper format received by the UK Government.

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  • M.S Management

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      Application Fee


    • Duration

      1 Year

      Tuition Fee

      USD 27,400

  • Communications Engineering M.S

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      Application Fee


    • Duration

      1 Year

      Tuition Fee

      USD 26,100

  • Computer Science M.E

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    • Duration

      4 Year

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      USD 32,100

Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom Scholarship

International Excellence Scholarship

Merit-based scholarships offered to international students who show excellent academic ability. All international applications to undergraduate programmes are automatically considered eligible for these scholarships and there is no need to file a separate application.
Value: £2,000
Deadline: 15th January
Eligibility: International Excellence Scholarships are available to candidates who satisfy the following eligibility criteria.

  • Have an offer of study in the BSc or MMath programme in Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Be a self-funding international applicant.
  • Be willing to participate in the marketing activities organized by the university.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

A scholarship award that can be claimed by Commonwealth nationals pursuing postgraduate-level study at Durham University. A separate application needs to be filed for this scholarship and applicants are also required to communicate their intention to apply on the Durham University application as well.
Value: Full tuition fees + £1,110 stipend per month + additional allowances
Deadline: 18 December
Eligibility: Candidates seeking the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships must satisfy the following eligibility criteria.

  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth nation.
  • Must be unable to support the cost of study in the UK without the scholarship.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following programmes: M.Sc in Medical Anthropology / Sustainability, Culture and Development / Energy and Society / Environmental and Natural Resource Economics / Civil Engineering / Risk / Defence, Development and Diplomacy / Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding or MA in Risk
  • Must not have completed one year of study in a developed country.

Chevening Scholarships

A number of scholarships available for nationals of select countries. The Chevening Scholarship website must be consulted for details regarding the types of scholarships available and the complete eligibility criteria.
Deadline: 5th November
Value: Tuitions fees + living allowance + some additional expenditure
Eligibility: Candidates must be:

  • Citizen of a Chevening-eligible country (India is included).
  • Pursuing a master’s degree programme at Durham University.

Campus Location

Durham University

Durham DH1, United Kingdom

https://www.dur.ac.uk/international/contact/ | +44 (0)191 3346328 | international.office@durham.ac.uk

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