Make your application

In order to apply, please submit an online application by clicking the apply button on the relevant course page. If you have previously applied using our online application you should login using your email address and password. If you have not used the online application before, you will need to create an account.

Our English language programmes can become full quite quickly so we advise you apply as early as possible. You can take one, or more than one course. You can study up to a whole year as work is not repeated. Students applying for PS Stages 1-3 are required to apply for PS12 at the same time if they need a TIER 4 (student) visa.

The online application requires you to upload documents as you complete it, so you should have these available before starting the application. Typically you will need to supply:

  • Evidence of your English language level – for an example an IELTS certificate – UKVI IELTS if you require a CAS for a TIER 4 visa
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your sponsorship letter if you are a sponsored student

International applicants

If you are not an EEA national, you are required to obtain entry clearance as a student (student visa) from your nearest British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) require you to be formally sponsored by a licensed UK higher education institution – the University of Surrey in our case. To apply for a Tier 4 student visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the university you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable UKVI officers to retrieve certain information about you, your course, fee payments and about the University of Surrey.

You will be issued with a CAS provided you:

  • Have uploaded a scanned copy of your passport to your Applicant Portal.
  • Have uploaded a scanned copy of your UKVI IELTS report
  • Have firmly accepted your offer
  • Have paid your deposit
  • Hold an unconditional offer

Your CAS is valid for six months but you cannot apply for your visa until three months before your course starts. We usually send CAS emails approximately three months before the start of the course to applicants who have satisfied the above criteria.

CAS for Pre-Sessional 12,8 and 5

Single CAS

You may be eligible to have a single CAS to cover both your pre-sessional English language course and your main course, meaning you would not need to make a second visa application for your main course. Further information on this will be available on your Applicant Portal.

Usually, a Single CAS can be offered in the following circumstances:

In line with Tier 4 of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors, the University will issue a single CAS for the Pre‐sessional 12 week or 8 week English Language programme (PS12) and the main course of study where an applicant:

  • Holds an unconditional offer for PS12 or PS8;
  • Has a valid Secure English Language Test at minimum B1 level in each of the 4 components of the test that is accepted by the University of Surrey;
  • Holds an offer for a degree programme at the University of Surrey starting in
    September;
  • Has met all other conditions of offer for the degree programme, by the given
    deadline, except for English language;
  • Has paid their deposit for PS12 or PS8;
  • Has paid their deposit or provided satisfactory evidence of sponsorship for their
    main degree programme (where this is at PG level), or chosen the University of
  • Surrey as their ‘Firm’ choice through UCAS (where this is at UG level)
  • Meets the conditions of the CAS Issuing Policy
  • Has satisfactorily completed the CAS Request Form relating to the main programme
    of study.

In line with Tier 4 of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors, the University will issue a single CAS to cover the Pre‐sessional 5 week English Language programme (PS5) and the main course of study where the applicant;

  • Holds an unconditional offer for PS5;
  • Has a valid IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English at a minimum of B2 level in each
    of the 4 components of the test;
  • Holds an offer for a degree programme at the University of Surrey starting in September;
  • Has met all other conditions of offer for the degree programme, by the given
    deadline, except for English language;
  • Has paid their deposit for PS5;
  • Has paid their deposit or provided satisfactory evidence of sponsorship for their
    main degree programme (where this is at PG level), or chosen the University of Surrey as their ‘Firm’ choice through UCAS (where this is at UG level)
  • Meets the conditions of this policy;
  • Has satisfactorily completed the CAS Request Form relating to the main programme
    of study.

All pre-sessional students

Please note, if your main degree offer is still conditional on obtaining the correct level of English, you must successfully complete the pre-sessional course in order to progress to the main programme. If an applicant fails to successfully complete the pre-sessional course, they will be rejected for the degree programme and Tier 4 sponsorship will be withdrawn.

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School of Literature and Languages
Elizabeth Fry Building, Room 01 AD 02
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH