Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.

We welcome students with a range of international qualifications: 


Typical entry requirements range from AAA-CCC at A Level, 30-34 points in the International Baccalaureate, or 65-85% from an approved International Foundation Year.

Postgraduate Taught

For direct entry these range from a 2:1 to a 2:2 UK honours degree. Our Pre-Masters Programme offers another route into Surrey for specific programmes.

PHD Study

We usually expect you to have a bachelors degree equivalent to a 2:1 UK honours degree, a good masters degree and a research proposal before applying.


If you have any queries about entry requirements for any of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses please email international@surrey.ac.uk.

English language requirements

All our students need a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us. See our accepted list of English language qualifications, visit our undergraduatepostgraduate taught and postgraduate research listings pages, and find your chosen course to view our specific requirements.

If you don’t meet our requirements, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies. We are also a British Council accredited IELTS test centre. ​​​​​​