International student support
The University's International Student webpages contain comprehensive information and support to assist international students in applying and preparing to come to Durham University, including information on visas and entry clearance, pre-departure checklists and other useful information about living in the UK. See: http://www.dur.ac.uk/international/prospectivestudents/
Visas and Entry Clearance
It is essential that international students have the necessary entry clearance before coming to the UK as a student. You can find further details in the "Postgraduate Study - important information about your offer" booklet and on the University's Immigration Office webpages.
Pre-sessional English Language Courses
Durham University's English Language Centre offers a number of intensive courses in academic English language and literacy skills that run from July to September. For further details see: http://www.dur.ac.uk/language.centre/englishlanguage/presessional/
Please note that if your offer includes a condition of attending an English Language pre-sessional course, you must contact the English Language Centre to secure your place on the relevant course before you can register for your main programme of study.
Further English Language Support
The University aims to help international students with the challenges that academic study in a different country brings by offering a range of in-sessional English language support programmes designed to support your programme of study. You can find further details of this in the "Postgraduate Study - important information about your offer" booklet and from the English Language Centre.