Areas of Study:
Anthropology, archaeology, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, computer science, criminology, earth science, economics, engineering (aeronautical, civil, electrical, mechanical, renewable energy), English, geography, history, international relations, math, music, natural science, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, religious studies, sociology, sport (exercise & physical activity), theology and more.
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek & Roman Studies (Classics), Italian, Russian,Spanish,
Restriction: While Durham does offer courses in Finance, Management and Marketing, Haskayne students must speak with an academic advisor to ensure course transferability before selecting this partner.
All courses at Durham are full year courses. Students must take 120 UK credit points per year. Most courses at Durham are worth 20 UK credit points. 1 UCalgary half course equivalent = 12 UK credit points. A list of courses (called "modules") can be found online. Please read the guidance notes.
The academic year at Durham starts in early October and ends in June. The University operates a term system with three terms (Michaelmas, Epiphany, and Easter) in one academic year. Terms last between 9-11 weeks each. All Durham undergraduate modules are full-year modules and run from October to June, ending with exams in May/June.
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.
Durham has a cost of living page with general budgeting estimates.
Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations, etc. in your budget planning.
Did you know that you can take your University of Calgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at the UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office administers several awards, including the Global Access Fund (based on a funding-first model where students apply prior to committing to a global learning program) and the Global Learning Award (students apply after being accepted to a global learning program; the amount varies year-to-year as the money is split among chosen recipients). Students may only receive these awards once. Please see the funding page, linked below, for more information.
All students at Durham are members of a "college" (a residential community providing activities for study, sports, the arts, socializing, etc.) and Durham students live in their college for at least one year of their studies. A key feature of Durham's "college life" is that each student is allocated a college tutor, who will take a personal interest in your academic progress and personal welfare. Exchange students are guaranteed a place in one of Durham's 16 colleges if students apply before the deadline. Most of Durham's colleges provide both accommodation and meals.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).
Durham University only accepts full-year exchange students. Single-semester exchanges are not available.
Students apply to UCalgary first, then we nominate accepted students who have met the minimum requirements to our partners. Once you have been nominated to Durham, you will then apply directly to their exchange program.
Students travelling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency. For more information about Durham's English requirements click here.
Durham has a disability support office.
The UK has laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination and is a marriage equality country.
What's so special about Durham? Durham Cathedral, where the matriculation (induction) ceremony is held every fall, is one of the filming locations from Harry Potter!