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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

Undergraduate allocation process

The college allocation process will begin in February time.

Our allocation process is designed to be fair, open and transparent. We seek to maximise the number of applicants who are allocated to a college of their preference.

Durham University is a collegiate university and our colleges are multidisciplinary, scholarly environments. All our colleges are small, thriving communities with many fantastic opportunities to participate and engage with college and university life. Each of our colleges will give every new student member a warm and friendly welcome that will last a lifetime.

The colleges offer consistent levels of support and we aspire to create diverse communities that reflect our core value of inclusivity. We receive many thousands of applications each year and our unique collegiate system is a core part of our student experience. We have one of the lowest drop-out rates of all UK universities and high levels of student satisfaction.

We fully recognise however, that not all applicants will be allocated to the college of their preference. We try to minimise this number but for most colleges there will be a number of applicants reallocated due to their preference college being over-subscribed for their subject.

Contact Details

Accommodation and Allocations Office

Durham University
Mountjoy Centre
Hawthorn First Floor
Stockton Road