Durham University

Durham University

Durham , United Kingdom
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 321
    Available Programs
  • 18707
  • 18500
    Average Cost
  • 89
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Durham is one of the world’s leading Universities as shown by World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019.
A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the World Top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including 10 in the World Top 50.
Nationally, Durham is consistently a top 10 UK university.It is ranked fifth in the Guardian University Guide 2019, sixth in The Complete University Guide 2019 and seventh in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
The rankings signal its excellence in teaching and research, combined with its all-round student experience. This makes Durham graduates highly sought after by employers around the world.

Entry requirements

Durham University welcomes applications from students all over the world. Some country-specific entry requirements are listed in a university's webpage.
Entry requirements per course will differ, and some courses may require previous study in certain subjects. Please check the Requirements and Admissions section of the course database for details and exact requirements.
The University accepts IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as preferred English Language proficiency tests.
IELTS: 6.5 (no component under 6.0)
TOEFL iBT (internet based test): 92 (no component under 23)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): Grade C
Cambridge Scale (CAE or CPE): 176 (minimum of 169 per component)
Cambridge O'level English Language (1119-Malaysia; 1120-Brunei; 1125 or 1126-Mauritius; 1128-Singapore and 1123-all other countries) at grade C or above.
Cambridge IGCSE First Language English at Grade C or above [not normally acceptable for students who require a Tier 4 student visa]
Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language at Grade B or above [not normally acceptable for students who require a Tier 4 student visa] GCSE English Language at grade C or above
Pearson Test of English (overall score 62 (with no score less than 56 in each component))
Trinity ISE Language Tests - Level III or above (with a pass in both modules)

Scholarship & funding

The Durham has an extensive funding database that provides a range of funding opportunities available exclusively at university and from external sources to support your education at university.


Student life

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