Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, with over one third of our students coming from an international background.
We understand that it can be challenging knowing where to start when applying to an overseas University. At Durham there is a wide range of support available to students who live in China and are considering applying to Durham. We have a dedicated team who are on hand to answer any questions you have.
The China student recruitment team are there to help with any aspect of the application process.
They would be happy to hear from you to assist with any questions you have.
Meet the team at a recruitment event near you or online and find out more about Durham.
* More details will be shared closer to the events.
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"Durham University offers variety of outstanding programmes and a superb study experience, its a warm welcoming environment with helpful students and teaching staff.
You can book one of our personalised Campus Visits to find out more about our academic degree programmes and student life on campus. Visits start with a presentation from a member of staff from the International Office, followed by a guided tour from one of our student ambassadors.
Gaokao (National College Entrance Examination) is accepted for direct entry applications of the science faculty - including with minimum 80% overall average, 80% in Mathematics if required at A Level, plus IELTS at departmental level.
Applications from students who pass year one of bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85% will be considered for direct entry.
Ambright Aptitude Scholastic Tests (AST) is accepted for direct entry applications of programmes including Biosciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Philosophy, Sport and exercise science, Classics, and Visual arts and film. We will consider applications from students who achieved 220 in English and Mathematics and 230 in Physics (if taken) and Huikao or National Senior High School Certificate (from Provinces where the Huikao is not offered) with a grade average of above 80% (A, Excellent) - including 85% in relevant subjects where required at A level, plus IELTS at departmental level.
“A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. You will normally need to have a score of 80% or above. Each programme may have a different requirement to the subject applicants are from, please see our programme pages for specific course requirements.”
If you are a prospective student from China who does not meet the admission requirements, you can apply for a pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree-level study.
Prospective Chinese students can also visit the Durham University International Study Centre Chinese site for more information.
You can connect with us on Weibo and WeChat or check out our Chinese student community blogs.