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Frequently Asked Questions

The Student Recruitment and Admissions Office is responsible for managing the admissions process within Durham University for full and part time undergraduate courses. Academic Departments are responsible for considering each application and making offers and passing successful applications to one of the sixteen colleges for consideration, whilst the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office ensures that this process occurs as fairly and as transparently as possible and that decisions are communicated to UCAS within agreed deadlines.

The questions below have all been asked by our applicants or their parents at one time or another, and are intended to provide further information regarding the application process, some of our requirements, our collegiate system, the University and life as a student.

If you find that your query is not addressed or if you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions Team directly. Our email address is

List of FAQs

+Will I have to attend an interview?

Durham University does not use interviews as a means for selection except in very limited number of circumstances, notably where we have a legal requirement to interview applicants in subjects such as Medicine, Primary Education and Social Work. Please check our interview page for further information.

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