Information for Students
This page will be kept up-to-date with information for accepted and current exchange students.
SPRING ENTRY 2013
Students coming for the spring semester should arrive on Thursday 31st January 2013 for an Orientation Day on Friday 1st February. The Orientation Day will include an Exchange Student Welcome Talk, an opportunity to meet your fellow exchange students, a campus tour, an English test for non-native speakers and meetings with staff in your Department. Teaching starts on Monday 4th February. You will register, get your campus card and have a library tour in your first few days at Surrey. Full details will be emailed to you a week or two before your arrival.
Getting to Surrey
There is no Meet & Greet airport pick-up service for students arriving in February, so you will need to make your own way to the University. You will find travel information in your Exchange Student Guide and at www.surrey.ac.uk/about/visitors/travel/
Exchange Student Guide 2012/13
This is the definitive guide to being an exchange student at the University of Surrey. A hard copy will be sent to you with your acceptance letter before your arrival. You can also download a copy here.
AUTUM ENTRY 2013
Meet and Greet
Don't forget to book your place on the Meet and Greet airport pickup service, which will be running on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013 at London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports (online form available from August 2013).
If you’re making your own way to Surrey, you’ll find travel information at www.surrey.ac.uk/about/visitors/travel/
If you're coming to Surrey early to look for a room off-campus, temporary rooms are available on campus for a week to use as a base for your search. Details will be provided nearer the time.
Welcome Week – Monday 30th September - Friday 4th October 2013
This is your induction to the University of Surrey. There are certain sessions that you must attend, such as registration, the Exchange Student Welcome, an English test for non-native speakers and your departmental induction. There will also be lots of other fun events such as Freshers’ Fayre, where you can join any of over 100 student clubs and societies. Teaching will begin on Monday 7th October. A welcome week programme will be sent to you by your department a week or two before your arrival.
Exchange Student Guide 2013/14
This is the definitive guide to being an exchange student at the University of Surrey. A hard copy will be sent to you with your acceptance letter before your arrival. You will be able to download a copy here from June 2013.
This scheme can put you in touch with a current University of Surrey student who can answer your questions and help you settle in. If you are coming for the Autumn semester, you will receive an email in July with details about how to sign up.