Study Abroad at Durham University

  • Durham University is internationally recognized in the areas of Chemistry, Geography, English, Law, Physics, History and Applied Mathematics.

  • A renowned research university, Durham University is the third oldest in England, with distinct residential colleges.

  • It is home to unique institutes devoted to Hazard and Risk Research, Biophysical Sciences, Stem Cell Research, Cosmology and Health and Well Being.

  • It is available only for a full academic year program.

  • Durham is one of the UK's top six sporting universities. With 26 hectares of beautiful, well-maintained playing fields on two central sites with over 85% of students taking part in sport.


As the third oldest university in England, Durham boasts an academic tradition dating back a thousand years. Durham consistently receives top ratings from many university guides in the areas of academics and student satisfaction, and has one of the highest proportions of graduates continuing on to advanced studies in the UK.

The academic year at Durham is divided into three, 11-week terms. Teaching is provided by lectures and seminars, supplemented by tutorials. Academic resources, such as libraries and laboratories, are available to all students. With opportunities for interdisciplinary study in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Social Science, and a Business school, Durham offers something for everyone. You will enroll in 3-4 courses per term for a total of 30 credits for the academic year.


You will earn the following hours of credit.

  • Academic year: 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Academic year: March 15