Durham University is a ‘collegiate’ university. The colleges are a major part of the Durham University experience and are one of the key reasons our students give for applying.
A life-long community
Durham University’s college system is arguably the most distinctive feature of the University. Colleges are small enough to foster a strong sense of community, whilst still allowing students to enjoy all the academic and other benefits of a large University.
Every student at the University belongs to a college. They remain a member of their college throughout their time at Durham and beyond.
The colleges are not teaching bodies, but they are more than just places to eat and sleep. Instead, each college is a small community providing a wide range of activities and facilities for study, sports, the arts, socialising, relaxation and welfare.
- College of St Hild and St Bede
- Collingwood College
- Grey College
- Hatfield College
- John Snow College (Queen's Campus)
- Josephine Butler College
- St Aidan's College
- St Chad's College
- St Cuthbert's Society
- St John's College
- St Mary's College
- Stephenson College (Queen's Campus)
- Trevelyan College
- University College
- Ustinov College (postgraduate only)
- Van Mildert College