English for University Study
We have been preparing students for all levels of degree study in English since 1982. Taking one or more of our courses means you will improve your confidence in English, and increase your chances of academic and professional success.
We can help you achieve your potential.
Year-round English preparation courses: October to June (10, 20 or 30 weeks)
English for University Study is a complete English language preparation programme for students intending to begin a degree at a British university. Students are members of the university community and benefit from full access to the whole range of university facilities. Each course involves a lot of individual support from academic and administrative staff, including one-to-one tutorials. While most EUS students go on to degrees at Surrey some choose to study with us before beginning a degree at a different British university. Depending on your language needs you can take 1, 2 or all 3 courses.
You can also continue on to the pre-sessional programme during the summer (although you will need the requisite IELTS scores before being accepted onto PS10).
Entry level guide:
|IELTS 1.5 below your offer||30 weeks||Start date October|
|IELTS 1.0 below your offer||20 weeks||Start dates October or January|
|IELTS 0.5 below your offer||10 weeks||Start dates October, January or April|
- Full-time programme – 21 hours of class time per week
- A safe, welcoming environment
- Highly experienced and qualified tutors
- Up-to-date study skills classes
- An allocated tutor to help develop your personal study plan
- Individual tutorials
- IELTS preparation classes
- Discussion and presentation techniques
- Assignment research and practice
- Listening and note-taking strategies
- Introduction to current UK study methods
- Appropriate grammar and vocabulary classes
- Full access to all university facilities including the library and IT
- Use of well-equipped multi-media Language Study Area
- A range of high quality accommodation on campus*
- Final reports detailing language ability+
*accommodation subject to availability and very limited for EUS students
+students must complete the course to qualify
|English for University Study 1 (EUS1)||October - December||10 Weeks|
|English for University Study 2 (EUS2)||January - March||10 Weeks|
|English for University Study 3 (EUS3)||April - June||10 Weeks|
Set in the heart of the English countryside, but only 40 minutes from London by train, our campus is home to students of more than 120 nationalities. Nearby Guildford is an attractive, typically English historical town, with a theatre, cinemas, a good range of restaurants and excellent shopping facilities. Here you will have all the advantages of being close to London while studying in a peaceful, friendly and safe location. You will soon be able to make friends and feel at home.
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University of Surrey
School of English and Languages
‘Surrounded by the excellent teachers, international students, nice flatmates, I am really satisfied with my life in this university.’
Japan, EUS 1, 2 and 3
‘My first impressions were that the tutors and administration staff were very friendly, helpful and supportive people. I still keep warm memories about all my teachers.
Firstly, the course is very well organised and is suitable for students with low to high levels of English. Secondly, the course helped me to develop my spoken and written English; it also helped me to develop my research skills and academic attitude.
For one year I improved my English a lot and at the end of the academic year I passed IELTS exam with an excellent score (Band 6.5). At the moment I am first year Law student at the same university and now I can put into practice all the skills I gained during EUS 1,2 and 3.’