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Durham University (DUR) — public non-profit university. It is located in Durham, United Kingdom. DUR is working closely with Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), European University Association (EUA), 1994 Group, N8 Group, Universities UK, Matariki Network of Universities (MNU).
The university is among the top-80 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. The educational institution is in 198 position of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE).
At DUR, you can get a bachelor, master and doctorate degree in different fields of study.
The academic year at DUR is divided into trimesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at DUR will cost local citizens a minimum of 10,694 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 11,370 USD per year. The university has several scholarships and student financial support programs that help students cover part of their tuition costs. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.
When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.
11 years of school is not enough to get into DUR. Since students study longer in United Kingdom, you must first eliminate the academic difference — study for a year at a university in your home country, or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 92. The IELTS score is not lower than 5.5. Applicants will need a subject exam — A-Level. Upon admission, an IB diploma is accepted.
Master's degree at DUR
The academic performance of a student in an undergraduate program plays an important role in the selection of candidates. To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 5.5. TOEFL — 92 or higher. DUR provides an opportunity to get a master's degree remotely.
Doctorate degree at DUR
If you decide to pursue a career in science and enroll in a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or CAE. IELTS — 7 points and above.
The campus of DUR is located in Durham. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. DUR accepts students for international exchange programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in intercultural communication for both international and local students.
After graduation, you can stay in United Kingdom for another year. You can do this by extending your student visa or applying for a job search visa. Graduates of DUR find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.