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Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Fees & Finance

Tuition Fees

The exchange agreements between the Durham University and its partner universities mean that students are not required to pay tuition fees to the host partner for the duration of the exchange period (unless otherwise stated).

Students are still required to pay tuition fees to Durham University. If you are away from the University for the full academic year then you will be required to pay the ‘year abroad fee’.

Year Abroad fee: Home & EU
students commencing study from 2012/13  £1,350

The Year Abroad Fee is different for International Students. Please contact the Exchanges and Study Abroad team for more information. 

If you receive assistance with paying your tuition fees this support should remain the same (this should be confirmed with the Treasurer’s Department and your LEA).

If you are away from the University for less than one academic year then you will be required to pay your normal full tuition fee.


Student Loans

Even though you are studying overseas for the year you are still eligible to receive your student loan and your Local Education Authority (LEA) may also be able to provide additional assistance for travel costs.


Scholarships and bursaries

Singapore - DUO Awards

Students applying for the exchange programme are also eligible to apply for the DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship award which provides selected students with up to 4000 Euro for a semester's exchange. Information on this award and how to apply can be found on the National University of Singapore website.

Hong Kong - Scholarships for Excellence

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills is funding a minimum of ten scholarships for students in England to spend a semester or full year at a university in Hong Kong for the academic year of 2013/2014. Each scholarship is worth between GBP2,000 and GBP4,000. Scholarships are only available to students who are participating in an exchange with one of the universities in Hong Kong.

Applications for the year 2013/2014 can be made between 2 February 2013 and 20 April 2013.

For further details and to download the application form please visit the Scholarships for Excellence website.

BUTEX scholarships

BUTEX, the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association, offers scholarships each year for undergraduate students who have been offered a place as an exchange student at a US or Canadian partner university. To find out more please visit http://www.butex.ac.uk/.