International Orientation Programme

If you a non-EU international student, we run an orientation programme for you. You will be able to register with the University, become familiar with the campus, including Guildford and the surrounding area. You will have the opportunity to socialise with other new international students and learn about life in the UK through a series of social events, trips, workshops and talks.

Book your place

The International Orientation Programme dates will be announced in August 2020.


International Student Support utilise third-party services for large scale events that require advance booking. 

We use Eventbrite for the following events:

  • Meet and Greet
  • International Orientation Programme
  • Document Checking Sessions
  • Visa Extension Sessions.

Eventbrite is a third-party service that is not owned or managed by the University of Surrey. Eventbrite operates in the United States of America. When you book one of our events using Eventbrite, your data is transferred and processed by the relevant third party service, which means in this case that your data is transferred outside the EEA. Eventbrite are committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework which requires adherence to European standards of data privacy. Further information can be found below:

If you wish to attend one of our events but do not wish to register using Eventbrite, please contact where you will be required to fill out a manual booking form.

Activities and talks

Register early for your course, collect your campus card and get assistance with registering at a local GP (doctor).

We know that studying in a different country can be exciting, but also challenging at the same time. The workshop will address these challenges and identify the academic support available to you.

These campus tours are an excellent opportunity for you to see the facilities and services that we offer here at the University. The tours will be guided by our student life mentors who can answer questions about student life and their experiences of learning at Surrey. 

Get to know the town you are studying in by attending a guided walk of Guildford, discovering its history and architecture. 

This fair brings together the many organisations that work with international students to make your stay in the UK as enjoyable and welcoming as possible. 

Get advice on how to open a UK bank account as well as practical tips on how to make the most of your money and take advantage of the many discounts available in the UK.

This dinner is held on the last day of orientation. It is a good opportunity to continue to meet more students, get to know the International Student Support team, have some food and win prizes.

Take part in this challenging and fun treasure hunt that will help you discover every corner of your new campus.