Learning experience

The University of Surrey has a long history of welcoming students and academics from all around the world, creating a truly international learning experience.

International students at Surrey

Together, the International Recruitment team and the Student Support team provide a professional and dedicated advisory service to all prospective and currently registered international students.

As well as offering advice on admissions requirements, immigration and visa issues, they also organise a meet-and-greet service, international orientation sessions, pre-departure guidance and events for students and their families throughout the year.

Global citizens

The Global Graduate Award (GGA) is part of the University’s Internationalisation Strategy, aiming to encourage student mobility, support students who want to spend their Professional Training placement abroad, and enhance student employability in the global marketplace.

The award is open to all students and is free of charge. Students are invited to start a new language, brush-up on a half-forgotten one, or continue with a language they want to keep up in future.

Languages available include Arabic, British sign language, Chinese, Korean, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Student and staff global opportunities

More than 200 Surrey students study or work abroad every year.

Depending on a chosen degree subject, students can spend a semester or full year studying at one of our partner universities – either in another part of Europe with Erasmus funding, or as far afield as New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, the USA, Canada, Australia, Thailand or Singapore.

In addition, an international Professional Training placement remains a popular choice for more adventurous students.

Learn more on our International Relations Office pages.