There are nearly 4,000 international students studying at Surrey from over 140 countries worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Surrey host a wide variety of events throughout the year from literature festivals to open days. Below are details of what's up-and-coming and how to book your place.
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.