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 South East Asia and are considering applying to Durham. We have a dedicated team who are on hand to answer any questions you have.
The South East Asia 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.
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"Durham truly gave me the opportunity to realize my potential and in a way that I never would’ve thought possible."
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.
A Masters’ degree from a recognised institution in Brunei will be considered for postgraduate entry with minimum grade of 70%, Excellent/Very Good or a numeric score of 3.5.
A Master's degree with scores of 80-84% / B+ / 3.50-3.99/ Very Good depending on the awarding institution.
Diploma II or Diploma III
Monash University Foundation programme for Business, Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Economics, and Science/Engineering route programmes offered by Jakarta International College. Direct entry can be considered with the following grades:
A Sarjana (S1) course will be considered for a master’s degree.
A Bachelor degree from a recognised Malaysian university, with a GPA of 3.2 or better. Private universities may require a higher GPA of – 3.2 to 3.4.
The High School Diploma is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.
A Bachelors degree from select universities on the International Office's list.
First year entry to relevant undergraduate programmes, except Engineering (see Engineering requirements below). 3-year Diploma from a recognised Polytechnic in Singapore in a relevant subject with the following grades;
Durham’s Department of Engineering will consider applications for 2nd year entry to its BEng General Engineering programme. Applicants must pass the Polytechnic Diploma in engineering from one of the five listed Polytechnics above, with a GPA of 3.3 or higher, plus obtain high grades - B+ or 80% or GPA 3.5, in both mathematics and physics. Please note: Polytechnic Diploma holders are not required to take IELTS. There is exemption in place (see below)
Applicants with a Diploma in Law and Management from Temasek Polytechnic - GPA of 3.3 plus satisfactory LNAT scores, can be considered for year one entry to LLB
Applicants with a Diploma in Management Studies from the Singapore Institute of Management, can be considered for year one entry to Durham University Business School’s BA Business & Management and BA Marketing & Management programmes, providing they achieve a B+ or above average grade from the SIM Diploma in Management Studies and IELTS of 6.5 with no element below 6, or a University approved equivalent
A Bachelors degree with a 2:1 and a GPA of 3.3/4.0 or 4.0/5.0.
The Certificate of Secondary Education (Maw 6) is not suitable for direct entry. We require students to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry.
A Bachelors degree with an overall score of 70% or higher or a GPA of 3.0 - 3.3 or higher depending on the awarding institution.
The Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma is not suitable for direct entry. However, it can be considered on a case-by-case basis to fulfil GCSE requirements. Every subject passed in Upper Secondary School Graduate Diploma at grade 5-10 is comparable to GCSE A*C/9-5. English Language is comparable to Second Language only.
A 4-year Bachelors degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) awarded by a recognised institution with a GPA of 7.0 or higher.