University of Surrey

United Kingdom, England, Guildford

The University of Surrey International Study Centre's pathway programmes support talented international students to progress to a top university and become highly employable graduates with the help of the best university work placement service in the UK for the third year in a row (2021 National Undergraduate Employability Awards). Our programmes are designed specifically to provide international students with the English language and academic skills they need to become a successful university student. Highly ranked and based in the heart of South East England, the University of Surrey is set in the peaceful town of Guildford. Surrounded by English countryside, you will find inspiration in the rolling hills of Surrey, while still living within easy reach of bustling London. Immerse yourself in a practical learning experience whilst enjoying a community of likeminded students who are ready to change the world.

Why study at the University of Surrey?

  • Access world-class research facilities
  • Choose from an extensive array of work placements
  • Be inspired by leading academics
  • Join a thriving student community
  • Get involved with a vibrant Students' Union
  • Benefit from academic and personal support to ensure a well-rounded university experience
  • Feel at home on a campus consisting of academic buildings, accommodation and food options.


Ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies and 14th in the world for Hospitality and Tourism in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. Ranked 21st out of 101 UK institutions in the The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

University of Surrey


Services & Amenities

Student Enrollment
Foreign Student Enrolment
5000 <
Off Campus Housing, Optional On Campus Dorms
Four Seasons, Warm
Gender Restriction
Study Types
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
United Kingdom
Gap year
City, Small Town/Rural
International Foundation in Computing & Engineering and Physical Sciences, International Foundation in Life Sciences, International Foundation in Business & Economics & Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master's in Engineering, Pre-Master's in Health and Medical Sciences, Pre-Master's in Management & Finance & Hospitality and Tourism
Sport Teams
Archery, Boxing, Cheerleading, Cricket, Dance, Futsal, Judo, Karate, Men's Badminton, Men's Equestrian, Men's Hockey, Men's Rowing, Men's Rugby, Men's Sailing, Men's Snowboarding, Men's Swimming, Men’s Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Fencing, Men’s Football, Men’s Gymnastics, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Rifle, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis, Men’s Volleyball, Men’s Water Polo, Netball, Squash, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, Women's Badminton, Women's Equestrian, Women's Rugby, Women's Sailing, Women's Snowboarding, Women's Swimming, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Fencing, Women’s Gymnastics, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rifle, Women’s Rowing, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Softball, Women’s Tennis, Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Water Polo