Durham University

The Palatine Centre, University, Stockton Rd, Durham DH1 3LE, UK

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University Overview

Durham University, located in Durham, UK, is considered one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK. Founded in 1832, it has a rich history of academic excellence and research innovation. Known for its higher education system, Durham offers students a unique and supportive learning environment. The university is known worldwide for its focus on research-driven education and interdisciplinary research. With a picturesque campus set against the backdrop of Durham's historic cathedral and castle, the university offers a vibrant and stimulating environment for students to pursue their academic and personal goals.

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  • 20,300
  • #277
  • 4,500 +

Admission Requirements

Durham University Undergraduate Admissions 

Application Fee: No Application Fee 

Admission Requirements: 4 High School Products GPA or Overall Grade: 85% or 3.

0 to 3.7 out of 4.0 Points of GPA  

English Proficiency: 

TOEFL IBT – 102 

IELTS – 7.0 

Test scores: SAT and ACT test scores not required. 

  • Letter of Recommendation Letter of Intent or Personal Statement.
  • Selection Criteria Durham University's acceptance rate is approximately 41%. The admissions process selects applicants. On average,  applicants must achieve a cumulative score of 60% to 70% (1.8 to 2.8 GPA) to apply.
  • Applicants for the bachelor's degree must have an overall score of 83% to 90% or a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.7  on a 4.0-point scale.
  • GRE and GMAT are not required for admission to Durham universities.
  • SAT and ACT scores are also not required for undergraduate admission.
  • Durham University's admissions committee considers students based on academic performance and, where appropriate, professional experience.
  • Students must also submit appropriate letters of recommendation and a personal statement with their application materials.
  • Students typically receive a decision notification within 4-6 weeks of submitting their application.

Postgraduate Admissions to Durham University

Application Fee: 60 GBP or INR 6,317 (Business School Master's Program only) 

Admission Requirements: 3-5 year bachelor's degree from a recognized university GPA or overall Grades: 60-70% overall depending on  university (or 1.8-2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale)

English Proficiency:


IELTS - 7.0 Test Scores:

GMAT and GRE  not required 

  • Letter of Recommendation. 
  • Letter of Intent or Personal Statement Curriculum Vitae or Curriculum Vitae.

Durham University MBA Admissions 

Application Fee: No Application Fee 

Admission Requirements: Bachelor's Degree 3 Years of Professional Experience 

GPA or Overall Grade: 60% - 70% Total Depending on University.

English proficiency:


IELTS - 7.0

  • Letters of recommendation Letter of motivation or personal statement 
  • Curriculum vitae or curriculum vitae Interview after completion of initial screening stage.

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