Degree preparation for international students at the University of Surrey

The University of Surrey offers a unique combination of high academic standards, employment success and a great location in beautiful surroundings, less than 40 minutes by train from Central London.

4th best university in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2016), 8th in The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2016 and University of the Year -The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

97% graduate employment

University of Surrey has an enviable employability record; 97% of students who graduated in 2013 were in work or further education within six months of graduating - Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

2,300+ placement partners

The innovative Professional Training placement programme provides all students with the opportunity to gain real work experience, ensuring they succeed in a competitive employment market when they graduate.

Top 6 for student satisfaction - Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015

Our Programmes

Students - International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year*

A programme of academic subjects and English language training designed to prepare international students for their degree at the University.

You can choose one of two International Foundation Year routes:


Business, Economics, Law and Politics


Engineering, Science and Mathematics

* Subject to approval

University of Surrey

English Language Preparation 

If you need to improve your English language to the required level for your academic programme, you can take our English Language preparation programme at the ISC
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Abdulla from Bahrain

The ISC was the start of my time at the University of Surrey. Basically, they prepared me for all the work we were going to get in the first year and that helped a lot.

Abdulla from Bahrain

Business, Economics, Law and Politics International Foundation Year

BSc Business Management