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Durham University



All undergraduate applications to Durham University should be made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Before you apply you should:

  • Research which course or courses you would like to study. All of our courses are shown on our Course Database. You can see whether a course is open by checking UCAS Course Search.
  • Decide whether you would like to state a college preference or submit an open application (where we allocate your college for you)
  • Check you can meet the entry requirements
  • Research tuition fees and living costs.

To begin your online application please go to UCAS Apply.

Deferred entry

If you wish to take a year out between school and university you should check your nominated department's policy on deferred entry (see each departmental entry or website).

Some departments welcome applications submitted during your last year at school, particularly if you are seeking to gain experience relevant to your degree. Others would prefer you to apply in the year between school and university.

Disabilities... If you have a disability or medical condition which may affect your studies, we would be pleased to talk to you to discuss any support you may need during your time with us. More information about the services we can offer is available on the Disability Service website. 

Questions about studying here?

If you have a question relating to undergraduate or taught postgraduate programmes, or our application process, many of the answers can be found on our web pages which contan a wealth of information. If you cannot find an answer to your question, you can: