Short-term incoming (occasional) students

The University of Surrey welcomes small numbers of students from higher education institutions outside the UK to study at Surrey on a fee-paying basis for a short period (one or two semesters). Their Surrey study credit can be transferred to their full-time degree at their home institution.

Types of occasional students

We receive two types of occasional students:

1. One-way study abroad agreement students

Occasional students where there is a one-way institutional agreement between Surrey and their home institution.

2. Independent study abroad students

One-off occasional students where there is no existing agreement between Surrey and their home institution. 

For general guidance about short-term study at Surrey, please visit our incoming exchange webpage

One-way study abroad agreements

Students coming to Surrey under a one-way study abroad agreement are integrated into our student exchange programme and are managed in the same way as our exchange students for the duration of their stay.

The main differences are:

  • Students will be expected to pay tuition fees
  • Module choices will have been pre-agreed with the home institution.

Please ask your home institution for exact details.

Independent study abroad 

Independent Study Abroad Students are integrated into our student exchange programme and are managed in the same way as our exchange students for the duration of their stay. The main differences are that students:

  • are not nominated to Surrey by their home institution but must make an application enquiry to the International Engagement Office at Surrey themselves (see Application Process section below)
  • will be expected to pay tuition fees
  • must identify an appropriate study abroad coordinator at their home institution to ensure their Surrey credit will be recognised at their home institution
  • must provide a letter of recommendation from an appropriate person at their home institution with their application.
  • must pick modules from just one Surrey degree programme

Please refer to incoming exchange student website for other information e.g. important dates. 

Entry requirements and fees

Application process

The application process consists of three stages:

  1. Make an application enquiry
  2. Submit your application  
  3. Accept your place

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Contact us

Find us

Map of the University of Surrey

Address

International Engagement Office
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH