We accept a wide range of qualifications from the UK and the rest of the world for entry to our undergraduate courses. Entry requirements per course will differ, and some courses may require previous study in certain subjects. You can find the entry requirements for your chosen degree on UCAS Course Search or the Durham Courses Database.
We understand that some students may have a combination of qualifications, and if you have any questions about how we assess those qualifications together you can use our Contact Form.
Details included under each country are for future undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. If you are interested in a postgraduate research course, please visit Postgraduate Study and our Academic Departments.
You may be required to submit an English Language qualification if you are not a native English speaker. Please review the standard English Language Requirements for your course and country.
International students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you may be eligible to take a pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre. Located at our Queen’s Campus, the International Study Centre provides a supportive environment where you will be introduced to the style of teaching you will experience should you progress on to your degree. Programmes aim to improve your academic knowledge, study and English language skills. Completing your pathway programme at the International Study Centre and achieving the required grades means that you can progress to your degree at Durham University City Campus.
You can choose from English Preparation, International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters pathway programmes.
If you aren’t studying in a majority English-speaking country, then you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency through an accepted English language test.
All courses require you to achieve certain grades in your qualifications, and some require prior study and knowledge of specific subjects, which we’ll ask you to achieve at a particular grade.