Contextual offers

The University of Surrey is committed to social mobility. We believe that to have a diverse and representative society we must ensure all learners with the potential to succeed at university can do so regardless of their background or personal experience. 

As part of this commitment to widening participation, we use contextual admissions and make contextual offers.

About contextual offers

Contextual admissions are where we use additional information, like socio-economic factors, to understand the context in which you have achieved your qualifications, enabling us to identify performance and potential. 

Depending on your predicted grades and if you meet the eligibility criteria, you will receive a contextual offer that is typically one A-level grade or equivalent lower than the published grade for the programme you are applying for. 

Not eligible for an automatic contextual offer?

In2Surrey provides an opportunity for applicants who meet the In2Surrey eligibility criteria below, but not the contextual offer criteria above, to apply to receive an alternate offer.

Making your decision

We are offering phone calls for applicants across December and January to answer your questions and to provide further advice regarding your application before the UCAS deadline on Wednesday 25 January.

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