Study with us

Become part of our thriving global community and experience first-hand our outstanding teaching, awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Our courses

We offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses for international students.

How to apply

The application process is different depending on whether want to apply for an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or a postgraduate research course.

International Foundation Year

Our 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 at the University of Surrey, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

This is a two-semester pathway programme, designed to prepare you for the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree. You can choose from a number of routes with modules related to the degree you are looking to progress to.

Find out more.


English language requirements

All our students require 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.

English language support

Pre-sessional English language courses

Our pre-sessional English language courses are designed as intensive English preparation for international students who wish to improve their language skills or for whom successful completion of a pre-sessional course is a condition of their degree offer.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English language courses.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is the world’s leading English language proficiency test for study, work and emigration and our School of Literature and Languages is a British Council accredited IELTS test centre.

To get onto one of our courses, you need to meet our IELTS Academic entry requirements (you can see these requirements on your chosen course page).

If you do not currently meet these requirements, you can book onto an IELTS test and get ready for this with one of our preparation courses.

Find out more about IELTS.

English Language Support Programme

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. All students who enrol in writing classes are entitled to one-to-one tutorials with our expert tutors in English for academic purposes.

We offer a wide selection of courses including: academic listening, dissertation writing and pronunciation.

Find out more about our English Language Support Programme.