Entry requirements

Our entry requirements vary between programmes.

Specific requirements for each course are listed on every course page.

Foundation entry requirements

The entry requirements for foundation courses are available on our undergraduate course pages.

To apply for a foundation year course you normally need to have completed your A-levels within the last two years, however those who completed them more than two years ago, or don't have A-levels, may also be considered.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Our A-level, BTEC, European Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate entry requirements, and any specific subject requirements are available on our undergraduate course pages. If you are an international student, you can also find your relevant entry requirements on our undergraduate course pages.

Read our statement on the changes to AS and A-levels and learn how to apply for an undergraduate course at Surrey.

Postgraduate entry requirements

The entry requirements for our postgraduate taught and research degrees are available on our postgraduate course pages.

Learn how to apply for a postgraduate course at Surrey.

International applicants

If you are studying for qualifications in your own country, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses.

View entry requirements for students from:

Search for entry requirements for your country if your country isn't in this list.

University preparation programmes


International students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree can study an International Foundation Year at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Choose one of the following routes:


Students can apply for a Pre-Masters programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre, for progression to a postgraduate degree. Choose one of the following routes:

Upon successful completion of either an International Foundation Year or a Pre-Masters programme, students can progress to degree-level study at the University of Surrey.

English language requirements

All our students need a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us. See our accepted list of English language qualifications, visit our undergraduatepostgraduate taught and postgraduate research listings pages, and find your chosen course to view our specific requirements.