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Durham University


Medical (TB) screening (on arrival at Durham)

If you apply to come to the UK for more than 6 months, you may need to be tested to show that you are free from Tuberculosis (TB) before you apply for your visa. Your application will be refused if your are required to have a test, but you either refuse or fail the test.

To find out whether you are required to be tested for TB, go to the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) information for your country.

Arriving at Durham

As part of the University registration process, students from affected countries may be required to complete a short questionnaire and in some cases may be required attend an x-ray at University Hospital of North Durham or Mantoux screening at the University Health Centre on Green Lane (see maps below).

You will be given details about this before and on arrival at Durham.


Please download and complete the following referral form before going to your medical screening appointment:


Returning students

If you are from one of the listed countries and you are applying for a new visa to to return to Durham after a break of more than 2 months, you may need to provide the TB exam information again.

The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this page is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website as early as possible.