The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
- England's 3rd oldest university
- Consistently ranked in the top 10 universities in Britain
- Collegiate institution with 16 Colleges or Societies which provides a social, domestic, and pastoral focus for students
- 15,000+ students, (14 160 undergraduates) approximately 2,000 international students
- Historic cathedral city of Durham in the North-East of England
- Area famed for its attractive countryside, coastline and cultural heritage
- The city offers a magnificent Cathedral and Castle — both World Heritage Sites
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Cumulative average of 70% or above required
- The University operates a term system with three terms (Michaelmas, Epiphany, Easter) in one academic year
- Terms last between 9-11 weeks each
- Michaelmas Term: early October to mid December
- Epiphany Term: mid January to mid March
- Easter Term: late April to late June
Course equivalency formula
- Durham credits divided by 4 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Most modules run the full year
- Undergraduate modules are based on a 'weighting' of 20 credits which equates to a typical 200 hours of study time (including lectures, classes and private study) - each module may be 20, 40 or 60 credits (or any other multiple of 20)
- More information about modules available
- Formal written examinations are held the end of each academic year only and start from week three in the Easter term (May/ June)
- When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying
Full course load information
- Average workload for a full-time student is 120 Durham credits per academic year
- Normally equates to 6 modules / academic year at 20 credits each
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- All overseas exchange students are guaranteed a place in one of the residential colleges of the University if they apply for the programme by the deadline
- Students opt for college accommodation on the application form and students will be notified of their college in their offer letter (while students can state preference we cannot guarantee their college choice)
- If a student does not wish to live in a college the Exchanges & Study Abroad team can be contacted for advice on private accommodation
- Offers are available through the Durham Student Union (DSU) Accommodation Office