International students

With students from over 120 different countries, we’re proud to be one of the most culturally-diverse universities in the UK.  Specialist staff in our International Student Support Office are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

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Study at Surrey

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Surrey. You might also be interested in our: International Foundation Year; Pre-sessional English programmes; English Language Support Programme.

Undergraduate bursaries and scholarships 2017

Starting at Surrey in 2017? Find out more about our bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate students.

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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed specifically to provide international students with a pathway to undergraduate degree study at the University of Surrey.

The programme is run on campus at the university's International Study Centre. It offers two pathways to degree study with the opportunity to live and learn alongside students from all over the world.

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How to apply

The application process is different depending on whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate or a research student. If you need help with your visa you can contact our Student Services team.

Undergraduate courses

Find out how to apply for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey, learn more about the UCAS application process and discover what happens after you apply.

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Postgraduate courses

Find out how to apply for a postgraduate Masters or PhD programme at the University of Surrey and discover what happens after you apply.

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Admissions policies

Read the University of Surrey's admissions policies for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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Coming to Surrey

In order to study in the UK you'll need to meet the various visa and immigration conditions required by the UK Government. Our team of specialist and experienced international student advisers can help you with guidance on all of these matters.

A space of your own

At Surrey, we offer a variety of good-quality accommodation, with a choice of several different price bands.

Arranged in Courts of Residence (groups of self-catered housing), our campus accommodation has been carefully designed to meet your needs and provide you with a comfortable living space to make your own.

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Pre-Departure website

The University of Surrey Pre-Departure website has been designed to help all new international and EU students make preparations for their study and life in the UK. A short checklist can be downloaded or printed out, which can be referred to at any time before arriving on campus and during the first few days at Surrey. 

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Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a packed programme of events, talks and social activities to help you find your feet, get ready to study and meet up with other students.

As well as important briefings specific to your programme, don’t miss our Guide to Starting at the University of Surrey and the Freshers' Fayre, when you’ll get the chance to sign up for the University’s many clubs and societies.

Being an international student

We have a long history of welcoming international students from all around the world. We currently have over 120 different nationalities represented, so you'll be certain to enjoy a truly international education.

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