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New College Durham, United Kingdom

Description

Studies with traditional flair
The New College Durham is a medium-sized college in North England (approx. 30 km from Newcastle) with very modern facilities. Durham is a small town, but has a traditional flair of English life. The college is not far from the centre and the campus is always very lively. Sportstudio/Gym, a music studio, beauty shops, food, you can easily find it in the campus building. The nearest big city is Newcastle, only 15 minutes away by train. 

Studies

Academic Year

Fall semester: mid-September - end of December

Spring semester: beginning of January - end of March

Summer semester: mid April - early July

suitable for:

International Business Management B.A.
Business Psychology B.Sc.

Language of education:

English

Assessment

Homework, examinations, participation, attendance

Courses

  • BA Degree in Management
  • Specialist areas can be defined (e.g. tourism, financial management)

Further information on the courses can be found on the Intranet.

How to find us

Airport: Newcastle Airport
By metro & train: From the airport, take the metro towards Newcastle Central Station. A single ticket costs approximately £2.80. From Newcastle Central Station take an express train to Durham. This takes 15 minutes and costs approximately £5.00 for a one-way ticket. For more information please click here or visit this website.     

International student handbook
The New College Durham Handbook for International Students can be found here.

 

DAAD Country Information United Kingdom
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DAAD offers a summary of information about studying and living in the UK.

Sports facilities
Steps2Fitness: New College Durham has its own sports complex called "Steps2Fitness". This sports complex was opened in 2005 and includes a fitness area, a gym and a large multi-purpose sports hall. The gym houses fitness classes such as tai chi and ballet, classes are run during lunch break and after college.

Application

Application Deadline:

Deadlines for submitting application documents to the International Office:

31/01 for the winter semester

31/05 for the summer semester

Please note that the deadlines vary for each partner university - it can take a while before you hear from the partner university.

Requirements:

Minimum 2.0 in English

Application Process

 

We have an ERASMUS partnership with the NCD and a certain number of exchange places per semester. You can apply for these places.

The ERASMUS application procedure is divided into two steps: 

 

Step 1: Application to the EBC Hochschule
You apply to us for a place at university and for the ERASMUS scholarship. Please register at the International Office and hand in the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation in English (one page maximum); include up to two alternative ERASMUS partners in the last paragraph of your cover letter, in which you would be interested if we had to cancel your first request.
  • Performance record of the EBC Hochschule (via the virtual campus)

The best applications will be selected from all applicants of the EBC Hochschule, it includes academic achievements, language skills and the quality of your motivation letter, in which you show that you have dealt with your desired university.

We will inform the selected students by email and ask them to explicitly accept their place. If you accept the place, we will nominate you at the partner university and only then will you apply with the regular application documents for the university, see step 2.

If you have received a rejection, you will automatically be placed in the procedure for moving up to the alternative universities of your choice or we will try to offer you an alternative. We will then send you an offer by email. Once you have accepted the offer, we will nominate you with the partner and only then will you apply to this university with the appropriate documents (see step 2 below).

Step 2: Application to the NCD
After the EBC Hochschule has informed you about your official nomination at the NCD, please submit the following documents to the International Office, which will forward them to you:

  • Application form
  • 2 passport photos
  • Copy of identity card/passport
  • Performance record of the EBC Hochschule
  • Learning Agreement (the Erasmus Learning Agreement will be sent to you by the International Office upon successful nomination at the partner university) 

 

(Status: 26.04.2018, VvH)

Finances

ERASMUS Students

For ERASMUS students an administration fee of 750,-€ will be charged.

Tuition fees

Regular programme (no Erasmus): Tuition fees are approx. £ 2,000 or approx. 2500 €. When you start your semester abroad, you will be exempt from tuition fees for three months at the EBC University. The £2,000 is a reduced price for exchange students from New College Durham partner universities. Normal fees for full-time students are around £3,000 per semester over this period.

Cost of Living

Experience has shown that you have to expect about 900 € for the monthly cost of living in Durham (including accommodation). Please keep in mind that the further away you live from the university, the more time you will have to allow for your travel expenses. A slightly more expensive room in a more central location could then be cheaper than one outside.

It is also important to note that especially at the beginning of your stay, higher costs may arise (e.g. for the rent deposit, the ticket, etc.).

Some discounts are available with the International Student Card, information on this can be found here.

Recognition

Learning Agreement
Along with your application, you submit a Learning Agreement (LA) on which you enter courses or modules amounting to at least 20 ECTS credits that you would like to take. In Europe, the number and credit value of the courses varies, so make sure you get precise information. Overseas, where there are fewer contact hours in the study system, this usually corresponds to 4 courses (this also has visa relevance - in many cases you are only considered a full-time student!). The International Office and the Dean's Office will confirm your selection and ask for corrections if necessary. The LA is the basis for the recognition of courses at the EBC Hochschule and is therefore binding. In host countries whose national language is not taught at the EBC, you must attend a language course.

Transcript of Records
Your Transcript of Records, the semester abroad, proves that you have successfully completed the course. The average of your achievements is converted according to the modified Bavarian formula. 20 ECTS are hereby recognised and are included in the overall grade of your studies.

Testimonial

Testimonial Alisa Herrmann, 2012

Visa

Visa
Students holding EU citizenship do not need a visa for the UK, but check with the UK Council for International Student Affairs as there are special regulations for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens. All other applicants must apply for a visa, even if they live in one of the EU countries. If you are staying in the UK for less than six months and do not want to work there, apply for a student visitor visa using the VAF1D form. You should then ask your host university for a "student visitor visa letter", which you should attach to your visa application.

Living

Accommodation

The college doesn't have its own accommodations. Accommodation is provided by Durham University. You can find all information regarding this under this link.

There are many privately rented accommodations. Please contact the Accommodation Office (note: please do not contact them until you have received a confirmation for Durham!):

  • Caroline Heslop (Phone: 0191 334 1770)
  • Matthew Wren (Phone: 0191 334 1774) 

You can also download a list of Landlords in Durham from the intranet.

Insurance

Health insurance
As you will be studying in the UK for less than 6 months, you should have a German health insurance policy because you can only use the National Health Service (NHS) to a limited extent. For example, ask your health insurance company about supplementary insurance. Expect to pay treatment costs in cash first and then submit the bill to your health insurance company.


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