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Changing Programmes at Durham

The following information explains what to do if you are changing programmes at Durham University.

Programmes which are shorter or the same length

If you want to change to a different programme at Durham University and your new programme is shorter or the same length (providing it as at the same level) as the programme you got your visa for, you must email UK Visas & Immigration (UKV&I) at giving them your details, your visa information and details of the new programme, including start and end dates.

If your new programme is shorter, your visa will probably be shortened to the appropriate length of time for your new programme.

Programmes which are longer

If your new programme is longer than your previous programme you must apply for a new Tier 4 (General) visa so that you have enough time to complete your study.

Please note: You must apply for a new Tier 4 (General) visa before you can register or continue with your new programme. 

Study abroad

If you are extending your programme to include a year of study abroad, you must apply for a new Tier 4 (General) visa before you travel to your destination and continue with your programme.

Contact Us

Student Immigration Office
The Palatine Centre 
Stockton Road
+44 (0)191 33 46069