In2Surrey is part of the University’s widening participation programme. The scheme is designed for students who have the ability and desire to study at the University of Surrey achieve their goals regardless of their personal circumstances.

In2Surrey 2019

  • A reduction in entry requirements, equivalent to one A-level grade lower*
  • A scholarship of between £500 and £2,000
  • Access to an E-Mentor (a current undergraduate student)
  • Invitation to special events that will help you with the transition to university.

* Please note that for BTEC (QCF Level 3 Extended Diploma) students, we make be unable to make a reduction of one grade due to A Level equivalencies which are outlined in the table below. We may also be unable to offer a reduction in entry requirements for students who hold unconditional offers.









45 @ Distinction




45 @ Distinction




39 @ Distinction + 6 @ Merit




30 @ Distinction + 15 @ Merit




27 @ Distinction + 18 @ Merit

In2Surrey is a national scheme, open to students who are permanently residing in the UK. In order to apply, you must have studied or be studying at a state funded school or college. You must have also applied or be in the process of applying to study an undergraduate programme at the University of Surrey.

In addition to this, you must meet at least two of the University’s widening participation criteria.

To receive the full benefits of the scheme, you must receive an offer from the University of Surrey, pass the In2Surrey assignment, and make the University of Surrey your firm choice.

As part of the In2Surrey scheme, you will be asked to complete an assignment. The assignment is an opportunity for you to reflect on the academic skills you currently have and how you might apply them to university study. You will be given approximately 3 weeks to complete the assignment, which is usually set in February. You will receive support from University of Surrey staff to complete the assignment.

You must pass the assignment to obtain a reduced offer and to be eligible for the In2Surrey scholarship.

The In2Surrey scholarship is a one-off award that you do not need to pay back. Payments are made during your first year of university in two equal parts and are given accordingly:

  • £500 for meeting the conditions of your reduced offer
  • £1000 for meeting the conditions of your original offer*
  • £2000 for exceeding the conditions of your original offer

* Please note that any students holding an unconditional will be unable to exceed the conditions of their original offer and therefore, will be guaranteed a scholarship of £1000.

You must pass the In2Surrey assignment and make the University of Surrey your firm choice on UCAS to be able to receive the scholarship payment. If you suspend your studies, the scholarship will not be paid. Students can hold a maximum of one scholarship and one bursary award at a time.

Applications for 2018 entry are now closed.

Applications for 2019 entry are now open. To apply, please fill out the online application form.

You can find answers to the most commonly asked questions relating to the In2Surrey scheme by downloading or FAQ document (PDF).

Alternatively, you can get in touch by emailing