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Durham University
Durham, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BC applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
BC Program On-Site Staff: International Student Office
GPA Requirement: 3.3 Academic Term Availability: Academic Year
Accommodation: Residential College Language of Instruction: English
Deadline: Early Deadline Program
Program Description:
The University

Founded in 1832, the University of Durham is the third oldest university in England. Durham is considered one of the best British universities, as many of the academic departments rank in the top ten in the country. The university has over 15,000 students and offers undergraduate programs in 25 academic departments. Academic strengths include English, economics, history, chemistry, philosophy, and theology.

A unique aspect of university life at Durham is the collegiate system. BC students are fully integrated into university courses and life and are placed in one of 16 residential colleges. The colleges are exciting and caring communities and are at the center of students' out-of-classroom experience.

Durham.UKThe Program

The program is for the full year only and BC students are fully immersed and integrated into Durham University. Students may take any available course in the undergraduate catalog for which they are qualified. Students are further immersed by becoming part of their college community and by participating in any of Durham University's many sponsored activities.

On-site Staff

University Address:
Exchanges & Study Abroad Officer
LLP/ Erasmus Institutional Coordinator
Durham University
International Office
44 191 3346328

Academics & Support

Course information for Durham is available here.

The academic system at Durham is different than what students find at Boston College. Students will take a total of 120 credits, which is generally 6 classes. Students can enroll in up to three academic departments. Most courses last the entire academic year. Courses or modules are less structured than courses at Boston College. Students are expected to do much more independent reading. Students’ grades will be based on a limited number of assignments. It is likely that ones grade will be based on one final exam or paper.

Students should consult the host university’s course pages to review any course requirements, restrictions or limitations. Students should review and understand the information provided by the host university.

  • Fall Term: Starts in late September and ends in mid-December
  • Spring Term: Starts in early January and ends in late June.

For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website.


Student’s pay housing costs directly to Durham. Housing costs may include a meal plan. Durham students live in one of Durham’s residential colleges. Colleges are located throughout Durham. Each college has its own distinct culture and history. Colleges are the center of student life outside of academics. Each college varies in their traditions and the accommodation offered. Some accommodation is fully self-catering, while some offer a meal plan. For more information about each college, visit the website.


Students at Durham eat at their residential colleges, on-campus or off campus. Many of the rooms share kitchens and students can buy their own food to cook. Meal choices and options vary from college to college.

Cultural Activities
The colleges organize many social and volunteer activities. The university is well-known for its vibrant sports culture and students are invited to participate in the many sports activities on campus. In addition to being members of a Durham college, BC students have full membership to the Durham student union, which also offers varies activities and events.

For full details, please visit the website for the colleges and the Durham Student Union sites:

Student Union

Additional Resources

Durham website
Durham International Student Guide
County Durham
Local Newspaper

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website.


Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.

This program is currently not accepting applications.