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Durham University

Durham University

Durham University is located in the beautiful and historic city of Durham.

Despite it being on of the oldest universities in the UK, Durham as a modern and forward-thinking mindsest. With over 200 undergraduate courses as well as postgraduate taught and research degrees, its teaching is research-informed and led by academics – many of whom are world-leading experts in their field.

Durham is a collegiate university and students are based in one of 17 college communities, said by students to be one of the best aspects of student life at Durham.

(Source: The Complete University Guide website)

Fast Facts


  • Durham, England

Number of Students

  • 19,520


  • 4,500+ from 156 different countries


  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Health
  • Durham University Business School

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • English
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business & Management
  • Computer Sciences
  • Law and Politics
    (The Complete University Guide, 2020)


Durham is an ancient seat of learning and a leading world University which, since its establishment in 1832, has developed a distinctive reputation for leadership and innovation in education and research. Particular areas of strengths include Energy and Clean Growth, Cosmology and Astronomy, Heritage and Culture, Hazard and Risk, Process Industries and Surface Science.

in the world

QS World University Rankings, 2024

in the UK

Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2023


There is a huge amount to do in Durham, from walks and boat trips along the River Wear, to street markets and museum visits.

The city also plays host to the popular Lumiere Festival, the largest light festival in the UK, and there are range of leisure facilities and attractions.

Durham’s famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city, forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is compact and friendly, welcoming students and visitors to a mix of high street shops and boutiques, excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and cultural activities. No matter where you are in the city, you are never far from the university’s colleges, academic departments and facilities.

(Source: The Complete University Guide website)

Scholarships and Funding

Durham University has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at  Durham University.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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