Charitable status

The University of Surrey is an exempt charity within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011 and is therefore exempt from registration with the Charities Commission.

The University's HMRC Charities reference number is X3967.

On 1 April 2018 the Office for Students took over the role of principal regulator for those higher education institutions that are exempt charities from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

This page contains core information about the University of Surrey’s status as a charity.

Legal name and correspondence address of the HEI

University of Surrey

University of Surrey is the preferred name. Abbreviations are not encouraged.

Constitutional document

The University was established by Royal Charter in 1966 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Trustees of the charity

The members of the University Council are also the Trustees of the University. Read the full list of Trustees, including other trusteeships they hold.

Audited financial statements

Read the audited financial statements.

Connected charitable institutions

Read more about the University's connected charitable institutions.