Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, with over one third of our students coming from an international background.
We understand that it can be challenging knowing where to start when applying to an overseas University. At Durham there is a wide range of support available to students who live in China and are considering applying to Durham. We have a dedicated team who are on hand to answer any questions you have.
The China student recruitment team are there to help with any aspect of the application process.
They would be happy to hear from you to assist with any questions you have.
Meet the team at a recruitment event near you or online and find out more about Durham.
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"Durham University offers variety of outstanding programmes and a superb study experience, its a warm welcoming environment with helpful students and teaching staff.
You can book one of our personalised Campus Visits to find out more about our academic degree programmes and student life on campus. Visits start with a presentation from a member of staff from the International Office, followed by a guided tour from one of our student ambassadors.
Gaokao is accepted for direct entry application of Faculty of Science programmes, with a requirement of 80% in average with Mathematics at 80% if required at A-Level. For students who attended Gaokao with interest in other programmes, we require you to complete an alternative qualification or a foundation programme for direct entry (please visit Durham University International Study Centre website for more information).
Applications from students who pass year one of Bachleor degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject with an overall grade of 85% will be considered for direct entry.
High-calibre students from across China are welcomed to apply via the China Excellence Identification Scheme (CEIS) to programmes in faculties of Science, Social Sciences & Health and Arts & Humanities.
“A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. You will normally need to have a score of 80% or above. Each programme may have a different requirement to the subject applicants are from, please see our programme pages for specific course requirements.”
If you are a prospective student from China who does not meet the admission requirements, you can apply for a pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree-level study.
Prospective Chinese students can also visit the Durham University International Study Centre Chinese site for more information.
You can connect with us on Weibo and WeChat or check out our Chinese student community blogs.