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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Incoming Students

Why Durham?

A World-class learning experience

Durham is the third oldest university in England and is a place of international reputation.

We are one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th. In the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2017, Durham is also listed among the top 100 universities in the world, in the 91-100 bracket.

In national league tables, Durham is consistently recognised as one of the top universities in the UK. The University is ranked seventh in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, fourth in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and sixth in The Complete University Guide 2018.

Outstanding Staff

At Durham students are taught by academic staff who are acknowledged as experts in their fields and are at the forefront of developments in their subject area. This is demonstrated not only through the research and teaching that they undertake, but also by the worldwide demand for their expertise.

Stunning Location

Durham is a beautiful city located on the River Wear in the North East of England, providing a truly inspirational environment in which to live and study.

Diverse Social Community

At Durham you'll study with students from around the UK and more than 125 countries world wide. You'll have access to entertainment, events and support services within Durham and the surrounding area.

Unique College System

Durham is a collegiate university with 16 colleges in Durham City. Joining a College is much like joining a new family. The colleges offer a strong sense of community, provide pastoral care, support your developments and have sports, arts and social facilities.

Find out more about the Colleges

An excellent network of support and welfare services

... including a College Student Support Team and a dedicated Exchanges and Study Abroad Team .

Study Abroad Brochure

For more information, please download our Study Abroad at Durham brochure.

Contact Us

Exchanges & Study Abroad Team

Incoming Students 

Tel: +44 (0)191 3346325 (Incoming Students)
Fax: +44 (0)191 3346326