Applying to Surrey

Your offer

Find out about the types of undergraduate offer we make and what to do on exam results day.

You will be notified of any offers through Surrey Self-Service and UCAS Track.

Types of offer

Unconditional offer

An unconditional offer means that you have a place to study at the University of Surrey.

Conditional offer

A conditional offer means that you need to meet specific conditions before we are able to confirm your place.

If you’ve received a conditional offer, please check the conditions carefully. If you don’t understand the conditions, please contact us via immediately.

A conditional offer may mean you need to:

Providing evidence of your qualifications

If you’ve been asked to supply copies of qualifications you’ve already obtained, you’ll receive information on how to do this via Surrey Self-Service. We’ll let you know once we’ve received the required documents.

Acceptable certification includes:

  • The qualification certificate
  • The results statement, including the overall final mark awarded

Making an offer your firm or insurance choice

Once you’ve received a decision from all of your university choices, you need to decide which offer you’re going to accept on a firm basis and which one will be your insurance choice.

You reply to your offers via UCAS Track.


What happens when I get my results?

UCAS will notify us of your exam results if you’re taking GCE A-level, BTEC or any other qualifications on the UCAS list.

If your qualifications are not on the UCAS list, you must upload your results to Surrey Self-Service as soon as they are available.

If you meet the conditions of your offer, your place at Surrey will be confirmed. 

What happens if I don't meet the conditions of my offer?

When we receive results we will re-consider applicants who have just failed to meet their offer.  Even if you have not achieved the grades needed, you should make sure that any missing results are uploaded to Surrey Self-Service so that we can re-assess your application.

Once a decision about your application has been made, you’ll receive an email confirmation and will be able to see it on UCAS Track.

What happens if Surrey was my insurance choice?

If you meet the conditions of your firm choice your place is confirmed at that university and you will no longer hold a provisional place at Surrey.

If you have not met the conditions of your offer for your firm choice university, and it is unable to offer you a place, you will become ‘conditional firm’ with Surrey. At this point, we’ll check whether you have met the conditions of our offer.

Offer deadlines

If you receive a conditional offer to start an undergraduate programme in September, you should provide evidence that you‘ve met all of the conditions outlined in your offer by 30 August, unless otherwise agreed.

If however, you have applied for University accommodation, you are required to meet all the conditions of your offer by 25 August to satisfy the accommodation deadline.

Adjustment and clearing

If you've done better in your exams than you expected, or you don't hold a confirmed place at university once you have your exam results, you may wish to consider applying for a place through adjustment and clearing.


The possibility may exist for students to transfer to a new course, however, any transfer will be subject to applicants meeting the typical entry requirements for the new programme, academic approval and availability of places.

If you are an international student holding a Tier 4 Visa, making any change to your course may have implications for your immigration status and the completion of your studies. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

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