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Durham University

Faculty of Science

International Community

The Faculty of Science is a diverse, international community, with staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students coming to Durham from across the globe. Furthermore, the faculty is commited both to enlarging this community, and strenghthening its presence within university.

Each Department or School in the Faculty has an International Coordinator who is a point of contact for all international students, both those applying to Durham and those studying here already. They are senior members of staff who help develop the international elements of the Faculty at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level. They are also friendly and approachable people who are very happy to offer help and advice to anyone from overseas interested in joining their department or school.

The International Coordinators for each Department or School are listed below. Please contact them if you have any queries about Durham or the Faculty of Science.

Biosciences: Dr Adam Benham
Chemistry: Dr Lars-Olof Pålsson
Earth Sciences: Dr Nicola De Paola


Dr Qing Wang

Computer Science:

Dr Steven Bradley

Natural Sciences: Dr Carrie Ambler

Mathematical Sciences:

Dr Athanasios Bouganis

Dr Baojiu Li

Dr Fernando Dias

Psychology: Dr Ulrik Beierholm

A number of sources of funding are available to overseas students wishing to study for postgraduate degrees in Durham: please see the postgraduate funding pages for more details.

Faculty staff, including International Coordinators, regularly make visits overseas to meet potential students.

If you are an overseas (that is, non-EU) student and would like to apply for a degree programme in the Faculty of Science, you can do so via the International Office web pages, where you can also find advice on completing your application.