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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 university 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 Year Abroad fee: Overseas students
students taking a period abroad in 2018/19 15% of current Durham tuition fees 15% of current Durham tuition fees

If you are away from Durham for less than the full academic year, fees payable may be different. Please contact the Finance Department to confirm fees due.

If you receive assistance with paying your tuition fees this support should remain the same (this should be confirmed with the Finance department or Student Finance England (and equivalents)).

Further information can be found on the Student Financial Support Office webpages here:

Student Loans

Students can still apply for the full Maintenance Loan and/or Grant from Student Finance England (and equivalents in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland). The Year Abroad Leaflet produced by the Scholarships and Student Funding Office covers all elements of your student finance.

Any queries regarding the payment of your maintenance loan/ grant please should be directed to the Student Financial Support Office by email at:

All of the above information is correct at the time of publication. Please note that terms and conditions are subject to change, please contact the Exchange & Study Abroad Team to confirm current arrangements.

Scholarships and bursaries

Please see our Study Abroad Scholarships page for further information about external funding for the Overseas Exchange Programme.