Applying to Surrey

How to apply through UCAS

To apply for an undergraduate degree at Surrey, you need to go through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

Applying through UCAS

All applications for our undergraduate programmes need to be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

You can find the UCAS code for your programme in the 'Course options' box on the right-hand side of the programme page. Find your programme.

Surrey's UCAS code is S85.

  • UCAS applications are made online. You don't need to complete the form all in one go, you can save your application and return to it once you have all the information you need
  • You can choose up to five courses. Don’t worry - you don’t have to give an order of preference at this stage. The universities you apply to won’t see your other choices until after you have replied to your offers
  • Once you’ve submitted your application, UCAS will send universities your details

Find out what happens after you apply to Surrey.

Information and advice about how to fill out your UCAS application is available on the UCAS website.

Applying for Foundation Musical Theatre and Acting?

Applications to the Musical Theatre and Acting foundation courses should be made directly to the University of Surrey, rather than through UCAS.

UCAS deadlines

Applications open in September for entry the following year.

January 15 is the main application deadline for all programmes, except for Veterinary Medicine and Science which has a deadline of October 15.

All applications received before this date will be given equal consideration. Those received afterwards will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 30 is the final application deadline.

After this date, applications will be considered for Clearing.

UCAS personal statement

Your personal statement is your opportunity to show what a great student you’ll be and persuade your chosen universities to accept you on to their course. Tutors may use the personal statement to compare applicants, so make sure yours stands out.

As the same personal statement is submitted for every course you apply to, avoid mentioning universities by name. If the subjects you have applied for are varied, you should write about common themes such as problem solving and creativity.

Find useful tools to help you write your personal statement on the UCAS website.

You can also read our top tips for writing a personal statement.

For more information about the UCAS application process, including fees and references visit the UCAS website.


The In2Surrey Scheme offers students who meet certain eligibility criteria the opportunity to receive a modified offer for the programme for which they have applied.

While the In2Surrey Scheme does not guarantee a place at the University of Surrey, it gives fair consideration to eligible students who have the potential to succeed at the University but have special circumstances that mean they may find it difficult to achieve the standard offer for the programme.

Learn more about the In2Surrey scheme.

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