International students

We are proud that international scholars make up one third of our student population.  

We welcome you with open arms and offer you exceptional support on our beautiful, green campuses.  

We focus on your future career from day one.  

We are here to help you before you leave home, during your journey, when you arrive and after you graduate. 

International Offer Holder Webinar Series

Pre-departure briefing

This one-hour webinar will provide you with more information about the next steps in your journey to studying at Surrey this September, including confirming your place, booking accommodation, arriving at the University and what to expect in Welcome Week. Staff from our International Student Advice Team will be on hand to answer any visa-related questions.    

Please select one of the dates beow to reserve your place.

  • Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024
  • Time: 9am-10am (BST)


  • Date: Thursday 27 June 2024
  • Time: 1pm-2pm (BST)


  • Date: Wednesday 3 July 2024
  • Time: 5pm-6pm (BST)


Confirming your place at Surrey

Join us for this session to learn about how to confirm your place at Surrey. From providing the required documents, to thinking about your visa application, we’ll be answering your questions on the next steps. We’ll talk you through the key dates and make sure you know how to apply for accommodation by the upcoming deadline. We’ll also share some top tips on how to prepare for University over the summer holidays! 

  • Date: Wednesday 3 July 2024
  • Time: 2-3pm (BST)


Getting ready to arrive at Surrey next month

Not long to go until you are a Surrey student! This session will talk through how to apply for your student visa, securing accommodation and the support services that you can familiarise yourself with, ahead of arriving on campus. We will share top tips about what to do over the next few weeks, to make your arrival to University (and the UK) as smooth as possible!

  • Date: Monday 19 August 2024
  • Time: 9 -10am (BST)


£5,000 International Excellence Award

This prestigious award recognises academic excellence and is awarded to self-funded undergraduate students starting a bachelor's degree at the University of Surrey in September 2024.

This fee discount for international students’ first year of study is awarded through assessment of previous academic performance, predicted grades and personal statement.

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Prepare for your arrival

We will be emailing you later in the summer with details of preparing for your arrival. In the meantime, have a browse through these international students’ guides. 

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@surreyinternational on Instagram is a great way to learn about our campus community and student life from our current international students. 

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