The latest available figures* show that 94% of our recent graduates were in employment or further study. This is a higher figure than that achieved by graduates from Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and Warwick.
* Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
Best placement programme
Our Professional Training placement programme is admired by other universities around the world.
Over 1,000 partner organisations work with us to provide students from all parts of the University with vital experience of the professional environment. What makes our Professional Training placements so good? They’re built into your degree programme, not bolted onto it.
Best research in key areas
Our campus hosts major national facilities such as the Ion beam Centre, which academics from other universities come here to use. These facilities allow our Award-winning researchers to change the world in important fields such as safe water, sustainable energy, communication, disease control and health.
Since 2006, our major investments include:
£12m Ivy Arts Centre and Guildford School of Acting; £36m Surrey Sports Park, host to 15 teams; £35m 5G Research Centre for the next generation of mobile communications; £47m School of Veterinary Science; £70m Manor Park student village; £13m new Library & Learning Centre.
We have some of the best new academic, library, sports, arts and accommodation facilities of any university in the UK, as well as one of the most envied Professional Training placement programmes in the world. This combination of prestige, expertise, resources and lifestyle is unique, and it’s all to be found here in the beautiful countryside of the Surrey Hills just half an hour from central London.
There are nearly 4,000 international students studying at Surrey from over 140 countries worldwide.
International Student Advisors will offer professional advice on any matter that is particular to the international community — for example, immigration and visa issues, police registration, part-time employment regulations and any language or study skills problems.
They offer support from the moment you choose Surrey, throughout your studies and beyond graduation if you are looking for employment or further study in the UK.
As a new student, arriving in a different country, perhaps for the first time, can be a daunting prospect. At Surrey we are pleased to offer a 'Meet and Greet' service at key designated points in the year, where friendly staff and students will welcome you at Heathrow or Gatwick airport.
At Heathrow we will transport you and your luggage back to campus via our coach service, and from Gatwick we will get you to the right train and you will be met at Guildford station and assisted back to campus.
The University of Surrey offers excellent English Language support for international students.
Pre-sessional English courses are available for students who do not have the required level of English to join a degree programme directly, or for students who wish to improve their skills before the start of their programme.
An English Language Support Programme (ELSP) is also freely available to all international students alongside their studies at Surrey. Surrey is also a registered IELTS testing centre.
Click here to find out more about our approved network of representatives in your country, qualifications equivalencies, upcoming visits to your country by our International recruitment team, and the experience other students from your country had at Surrey.
Dularee Lasika Jayamaha, who studies Nutrition and Food Sciences BSc, has enjoyed a life changing experience at the University of Surrey. The Sri Lankan student enjoyed a fulfilling placement with GlaxoSmithKline as a New Product Research Assistant and was chosen to be one of the dancers at the Olympics.
As a student arriving here from another country, we know that you will have some concerns and questions. We also want to reassure you that we will do our best to make sure you have a good experience with us.
The friendly International Student Support Team has excellent resources to help you make the most of your time at Surrey. You can visit our website to see information and advice about how to prepare for coming to Surrey.
Once the students have arrived at Surrey, our trained International Student Advisors become familiar faces and a valuable source of advice. For students living in a foreign country, this support can make the difference between having a bewildering time and enjoying a really rewarding experience.