See our country-specific equivalencies.
We accept the following qualifications:
Accepted with the same requirements as UK GCSEs.
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate/GCE Advanced Level
Accepted with the same requirements as UK A-levels.
Undergraduate pathway programmes
If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.
To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a 2:1 honours degree.
For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a 2:2 honours degree.
Postgraduate pathway programmes
International students who do not meet the requirements for a postgraduate course have the opportunity to apply for a Pre-Masters Preparation Programme. These pathway programmes are offered by the University of Surrey International Study Centre and are designed in order to develop student’s academic and English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study.
Upon successful completion, students can progress to a masters degree at the University of Surrey.
English language requirements and courses
All our students require a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us.
We will consider the Cambridge School Certificate/O-Level English Grade C in place of IELTS. Please provide evidence of your Cambridge School Certificate/O-Level grade during the application process. Some courses may require higher grades in English and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.
If you don’t meet our requirements through your English Language O-Level, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.