Study at Durham University
The University of Durham, along with Oxford and Cambridge, is a collegiate university, and has 16 colleges. Applicants apply to a college (or can make an open application, where they are assigned a college). The list of colleges and their codes can be found here.
As with all UK universities, candidates apply through UCAS. On UCAS, candidates upload a letter of motivation (Personal Statement); one of their teachers must also upload a letter of recommendation and provide predicted exam marks for the student. Students may only submit one Personal Statement for all the universities they apply for (maximum of 5 choices). The Personal Statement, no more than 4,000 characters, should explain why students want to study their chosen course, what aspects particularly interest them, what steps they have already taken to engage with the subject (reading, conferences, internships etc), and, if possible, what aspects they are looking forward to studying.
International students will also need to send a scan of their qualifications, including English language tests, to the Recruitment and Admissions Office, along with their UCAS personal identification number and date of birth. Evidence of a recognised standardised English language proficiency test may include the IELTS or the TOEFL.
For the specific requirements of your choice of degree programme, please visit the course page of your chosen course.
Can I visit the university of Durham?
Durham hosts a number of pre-application undergraduate Open Days on the following dates:
- Monday July 1st 2019
- Saturday July 6th 2019
- Friday September 20th 2019
- Saturday September 21st 2019
To register your interest to attend an Open Day, click here.