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Applicant Enquiries Service

Applicant Enquiries Service

The Applicant Enquiries Service is now closed.

The Applicant Enquiries Service provided applicants with a system where they could track the progress of their application. However, the introduction of UCAS Track, the system we use to officially communicate decisions to applicants, has meant it has proved simpler for applicants to monitor the status of their application there.

To monitor your application via UCAS Track, please visit

Further Information on our admissions process:

In Durham, the admissions process involves consideration by the department(s) and should you receive an academic offer, the college to which you have applied. Departments will consider all applications as quickly as possible but in the interests of fairness some decisions will need to wait until we have received all applications which were submitted by the UCAS deadline of 15 January

Our admissions process works as follows:

  1. Your UCAS application will be sent to the department (or departments in the case of Joint Honours candidates) that delivers the programme to which you have applied. They will consider your UCAS application and make a decision - some applicants will be invited for interview but most decisions will be made without interview. If, sadly, we are unable to make you an offer you will hear of this decision through UCAS.
  2. If the department decides you are to receive an offer your application will be forwarded to a college. If you have stated a college preference your application will go to that college for consideration, provided that the college has space available. If you do receive an offer through UCAS, your campus code, that is the code for your college preference, may change to show that your college allocation is pending. Please note that you will not be able to change your college preference from this point onwards except in exceptional circumstances.

If your preference college is unable to make you an offer, your application will be passed to another college. This is done using a pooling system. You can view the college pools on our website

Further information regarding our admissions processes is available on our website, or alternatively, please email our admissions team at

Contact Details

Durham University,
DH1 3LE,
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2000