Student life

Our growing global community enjoys a vibrant culture of discovery and exchange, and you'll meet many new people who will expose you to fresh ways of thinking and diverse new experiences. We ranked 7th in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

Our Guildford location

We offer the best of both worlds – a friendly campus university, set in pretty countryside, with the conveniences and social life of bustling Guildford on your doorstep.

There are more than 100 places to eat and drink, and many clubs, pubs and bars, as well as theatres, galleries, performance spaces, music venues, a cinema, a lido and an ice-skating rink. It's easy to find things to do.

Our campus

Studying and living on campus makes it easy to make new friends and enjoy student experiences. There are many ways to get involved with sport and arts and culture on campus, plus we have more than 130 societies and 44 sports clubs to join.

Accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way to meet new people, spark friendships and find your feet when starting this new chapter of your life. Our accommodation is based on three sites in Guildford and arranged in courts of residence (groups of self-catered housing).

Support for new international students

Pre-departure guide

We understand that many of you will be leaving home for the first time, and moving to an unfamiliar culture can be both exciting and difficult at the same time. We have therefore our pre-departure guide will help you make preparations for your new life in the UK.

New students

Access our list of essential things that you will need to do in preparation for coming to the University and take a look at some of the opportunities and support available to you when you arrive.

Find out more.

Study support

English language support

We offer an English Language Support Programme, which provides tailored English language support to all Surrey students and is particularly valuable to students who speak English as a second or additional language. We provide a wide selection of courses in academic listening, dissertation writing and pronunciation. All students who enrol in writing classes are entitled to one-to-one tutorials with our expert tutors in English for academic purposes.