How to apply through UCAS

You should apply to study an undergraduate degree course at Surrey through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Surrey's UCAS code is S85.

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Applying through UCAS

You can only apply to study our undergraduate degree courses through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

You can find the UCAS code for your chosen course in the 'course options' box on the relevant course page. Find your course.

Surrey's UCAS code is S85.

Your UCAS application is made online. You don't need to complete the form all at once, you can save your application and return to it once you have all the information you need.

You can apply to up to five courses. You don't have to give an order of preference until you've received your offers. 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.

Applying for foundation musical theatre and acting?

If you're looking to apply for one of our musical theatre or acting foundation courses you should apply directly to the University of Surrey, rather than through UCAS.

UCAS deadlines

UCAS opens for applications September for entry the following year.

26 January is our application deadline for all courses that start in 2022, except for veterinary medicine and science which had a deadline of 15 October.

We give all applications we receive before this date equal consideration. Any applications we receive afterwards we'll consider on a first-come, first-served basis.

30 June is our final application deadline. After this date, we'll consider applications for Clearing.

On 25 February UCAS Extra opens. If you have used your five choices and do not hold any offers, or you have declined all your offers, you can now add another university of your choice.

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. Admissions 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 any universities by name. If you're applying to study a mix of different subjects, you should write about common themes such as problem solving and creativity.


In2Surrey is the University of Surrey’s contextualised admissions and transition scheme, coordinated by the Widening Participation and Outreach Team. It is designed to support eligible students in their preparation for studying at the University of Surrey by offering:

  • A reduction in entry requirements, equivalent to one A-level grade lower*
  • Academic Skills Support
  • Access to an e-mentor (a current undergraduate student)
  • Invitations to exclusive events and workshops

To find out more about contextualised offers and to learn if you are eligible, please visit  In2Surrey.

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