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Durham University Admissions 2024: Application Fees & Deadline

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What’s new at Durham University?

  • The final closing date for Durham University applications is Jan 24, 2024, for the UG course (if applied through UCAS
  • The Application deadline for the PG course is 3 Jul 2024 (Tentative) . However, applicants should not be disappointed as the applications will open soon for the PG program for the next term intake. 

Durham University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across various fields, including Engineering, Business, Law, Journalism, Mass Communication, and many more Unique studies. The  Durham University acceptance rate is 41%. International students applying to Durham University must meet UG and PG admissions requirements.

Check Out: Durham University Ranking 2024

 Durham University Admission Highlights 2024: 

To complete the Durham University Admission, international students need to pay the Durham University application fee, which is non-refundable. Students can check the table given below to learn about the Durham University admissions 2024 highlights. Below are the admission highlights of Durham University for international students 2024 intake.



Application Portal

Bachelors: Common Application  

Postgraduate:  Durham application portal

Application Fee

UG: Pound 22

 PG: Pound 60 

Acceptance Rate


English Language Tests Accepted

TOEFL / IELTS/ Cambridge

International Application Deadlines

Application deadline for Durham University:

Jan 30, 2024 ( UG)

3 Jul 2024 (PG) 

Durham University Courses and Fees 2024:

Durham University offers diverse courses that prepare students, The university equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary in today's world. Check out the below table for courses and fees :
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1st Year Tuition Fees

MIM (20 Courses)

12 months-1 year

INR 22.96 L - 32.88 L

MS (20 Courses)

1 year

INR 21.14 L - 30.79 L

M.A. (55 Courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 20.82 L - 31.47 L

BBA (25 Courses)

3-4 years

INR 22.44 L - 23.9 L

B.Sc.  (21 Courses)

3 years

INR 23.54 L - 28.55 L

B.A. (40 Courses)

3-4 years

INR 22.44 L - 24.53 L

B.E. / B.Tech (15 Courses)

3-4 years

INR 26.93 L - 28.55 L

Others UG (20 Courses)

3-4 years

INR 22.44 L - 28.55 L

LL.B. (2 Courses)

3-4 years

INR 22.68 L

LL.M. (6 Courses)

1 year

INR 22.86 L - 23.79 L

Others PG (11 Courses)

1 year-21 months

INR 22.13 L - 27.66 L

MBA/PGDM  (1 Courses)

1 year

INR 36.53 L

M.Phil (6 Courses)

2 years

INR 21.14 L

PG Diploma (2 Courses)

9 months

INR 14.23 L - 14.78 L

Durham University Application Deadlines 2024

Below are the Application deadlines for Durham University:

UK Admissions 2024 Intake 

Course Level

Application Deadline 



30 Jan 2024 (UCAS)



3Jul, 2024 ( Tentative)


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Tips: The university is well recognised amongst the recruiters in the UK. The programs are very well structured and the professors are very helpful. However, the Durham as a city is very dull. There is not much to do around. There are very less opportunities for part-time jobs because the city is so small. The 1st month in Durham is very difficult as the city is very cold, windy and hilly. You will have to walk a lot on inclined paths. So it is better to be mentally and physically prepared for that.
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Durham University Admission FAQs

Q:   How much does is the tuition fee cost for Durham University?


The cost of attending Durham University can vary depending on the main factors, such as course level of study (UG and PG). However, International students considering this university could be a little higher than compared to UK citizens. The UG programme Academic tuition fee for international students is around ( INR 48 L - 52 Lper annum, depending on the course. It’s (INR 30 L - 71 L) for PG programs


Q:   What is the application fee for MBA for Durham University?


The University has an Application fee for the MVA course, i.e Pound 60. This fee is typically non-refundable and covers the cost of processing and viewing the applications. It is important to note that the Application fee differs from the other fees.  However, the application fee might vary depending on the intake, and it’s suggested that students should check the official for more information depending on the course and requirements. 


Q:   Is LLM good at Durham University?


Durham University LLM course is shown a good reputation and success in the QS and THE Law Rankings. In 2021, it ranked 50th by QS and 35by the; in 2022, it improved to 49th by QS. Although the ranking for 2023 is not available, the university does have a performance in the previous years. So deciding on Durham University for an LLM course is a good option for LLM aspirants. 

Ranked By




QS - QS - Law Rankings




THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Law Rankings




Q:   How many Indian students are at Durham University?


The University of Durham is an inclusive and globally diverse community, comprising individualism from over 120 countries. The University has students with various cultural backgrounds. The University is proud to report a growing number of studies at the university. Furthermore, the university witnesses the success of Indian graduates, with almost 1,000 individuals living or working. Overall the University is surely a good option for Indians to study, work and to live.


Q:   What are the requirements for MBA at Durham University?


Below are the requirements for the MBA programme at Durham University:

  1. Work Experience:

  •  Applicants must demonstrate at least three years of continuous post-graduation work experience.

  • The work experience should include one or more positions with significant managerial responsibility. 

  1. Education requirement:

  • Applicants should have a first or upper-second-class bachelor's degree 

  • Applicants who do not meet this requirement can submit a portfolio of evidence showcasing their capabilities in areas such as experience, Communication skills and critical thinking.

  1. English Language Proficiency:

  •   Applicants whose first language is not english must provide evidence of English Language Proficiency:

  • Accepted English Language Proficiency tests:

  • IELTS: A score of 7.0 or above overall, with no element below 6.0

  • TOEFL IBT: A score of 102 and above with no band score below 23.

  • Alternative University English language approved tests are also found at Direct Entry Band C .


Q:   What is the acceptance rate for Durham MBA?


The Durham University MBA acceptance rate is between 11-15%. The University upholds its reputation as a highly selective institute for it’s MBA program, . The university Admission process involves a thorough evaluation process, Considering academic excellence, Work experience, extracurricular activities and many more. Applicants are suggested to approach the admission process with utter dedication, showcasing their strengths and talents to get into Durham University MBA’s course.


Q:   What is the application fee at Durham University?


Yes, the University has an Application fee for the University of Durham of Pound 22 if the applicant applies through UCAS and Pound 60 for PG courses. This fee is typically non-refundable and covers the cost of processing and viewing the applications. It is important to note that the Application fee differs from the other fees.  However, the application fee might vary depending on the intake, and it’s suggested that students should check the official for more information depending on the course and requirements. 


Q:   Is there an interview for University of Durham?


No, the University of Durham doesn't have an interview, however, some particular courses might have an interview as a requirement. However, applicants should look at the official website to avoid confusion or last-minute hassle.


Q:   How can I get admission to Durham University?


Below is the application process for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses:

Undergraduate Application Process 

Step 1:  You can apply through common applicants or the UCAS application portal. 

Step 2: Go to the website and select the course you are interested in.

Step 3: Make sure you meet the entry requirements for the system, such as academic qualifications, English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL), etc.

Step 4: Once you decide on the course, you can apply online and fill out the form and provide relevant documents such as transcripts, SOP, references and personal statements.

Step 5: After you use it, If you select the University, it will mail the applicant for further requirements.

Postgraduate Application Process 

Step 1: Select the postgraduate programme you are interested in from the Official Durham website.

Step 2: Ensure you meet the entry requirements for the chosen program, as these vary depending on the course.

Step 3: Complete the online application providing your personal information.

Step 4: Upload the required documents, such as academic transcripts, proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS), experience in your field and references.

          Step 5: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer from Durham University.


Q:   Is Durham difficult to get into?


With an acceptance rate of 41% Durham University upholds its reputation as a moderately selective institute. The university Admission process involves a thorough evaluation process, Considering academic excellence, essays, Letter of recommendation, SOP, extracurricular activities and many more. Applicants are suggested to approach the admission process with utter dedication, showcasing their strengths and talents to get into Durham University.


Q:   How long does Durham take to give offers?


The University of Durham tries to reply to the applicants within 6-8 weeks. However, there could be a delay mainly because of the number of applications it gets yearly. But the University also replies sooner than the given deadline above if they don’t have a busy schedule or period.


Q:   Which university between University of Edinburgh and Durham University is better?


Edinburgh and Durham University are renowned institutions offering unique campus cultures and various academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rate. Overall this information could be useful for students who are considering them.

Here is the comparison highlighting the differences between the Universities:

Name of The University


Acceptance Rate

1st Year Tuition Fee





  UG course: INR  22.44L -23.9L

  PG course: INR 22.96 L - 32.88 L

Edingburgh University 



UG Course:  INR 22.64 L - 29.79 L

PG course:   INR 22.54 L - 39.62 L


Q:   What are the requirements for Durham University?


Below are the requirements at Durham University: 

  • A good 2:1 degree or a 3,4 or 5-year bachelor's degree from an approved Indian university with a score of 60%-80%, depending on the institution in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.

  • However, applicants must have an 80% or above at the first attempt + a degree from a recognised English medium university

  • Must submit an English Language Proficiency test with a minimum score in IELTS 6.5/9


Q:   What are some helpful tips for students starting their first year at Durham University?


Some of the tips for students starting their first-semester at the Durham University:

  • Students who applied for Durham University must be humble and should interact with as many people as possible. Mainly beacause, the more people you talk to the better knowledge you get. 
  • Attend as many gathering and parties as much as you can. 
  • Applicants should avoid missing classess, as 70% of learning comes from students going to classes. 
  • Students can get invovlved with extracuricular activities, i.e joing university clubs, sports etc. This will also look good on a portfolio in the longer run. 

Q:   How is Durham University for studying MSc Finance?


Durham University offers the 1-year MSc in Finance course that has an application deadline in September 2024. This course includes the following:

  • The students will be taught on how to use the analytical and technical skills as well as the cutting-edge research techniques so that they receive equal access to the financial services. 
  • This is a 12-month full time course that comprises of a combination of core and optional modules.
  • Some of the topics included in the course are Advanced Financial Theory, Corporate Finance, Econometric Methods, Financial Modelling, and Business Forecasting. 
  • Some of the optional modules that have been included in the Finance course are Bank Management, Banking and Financial Intermediation, Climate Finance and Fintech Regulations. 

Q:   Is Durham University a good university?


Here is why Durham University good for international students:

Academics:  Durham University courses are available in over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate, and research degrees for students. This university offers various courses like Arts & Humanities, Business, Science, Social Science & Health. The research-led education at Durham University ensures that it offers a broad range of courses. Law, Finance, Psychology, Economics, Business, and Computer Science are some of the popular courses offered by Durham University. 

Placements:  If we focus on the Durham University Average Salary by Jobs, then the highest-paid Durham University & Business School alumni & graduates are Airline professionals at $267,000 annually. The lowest-paid Durham University & Business School alumni & graduates are Retail, Trade & Craft professionals at $27,000. Below are the top employers of Durham University:


Goldman Sachs

Barclays Bank Plc

Lukoil Pan Americas


Merrill Lynch

Mackay Shields

University of Alabama

Location of the university - The London is in a location where arts & culture, technology industry and entertainment industry providing endless internship. International Students have access  outdoor activities, live music/performances and attractions which makes their make campus life more enjoyable. 

Ranking: Durham University is a Public University and is home to some of the top-ranking universities abroad, however, Durham University ranks in THE (Times Higher Education) and QS ranking. When we look at Durham University’s ranking then US News & World Report has ranked it between 277 for 277 in its national University ranking. US News & World Report has declined university’s rank in its ranking category from 238 in 2021 to 277 in 2023. 

Fees: : The cost of attending Durham University for Indian students can vary depending on several factors. Tuition fees for international students at Durham University are typically higher than for Uk citizens. However, it is important that the tuition fee can change over time, and it is recommended to visit the official website to recheck the fees and accommodation. Indian students should also consider other costs such as housing, health insurance, meals and transportation attending Durahm University. Scholarships and financial aid options are also available to9 help students from financial barriers.


Q:   Will I fit in at Durham University as an Indian?


Yes, Indian students have a good time at Durham University. The University welcomes international students from all over the world to study at their campus. The University has a diverse community of over 4,500 international students from 156 countries. Durham University offers various UG and PG programs that have been redesigned to cater to the academic needs of international students. However, the university allows International students to get admission based on merit no entrance exam is required. Lastly, Durham University is an inclusive and welcoming institution and provides a safe environment for international students regardless of their nationality, color and background.


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