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About the University

A view of the campus at Surrey ISC

Located in the beautiful English countryside, the University of Surrey provides a safe and peaceful study environment. You will quickly become part of a friendly student community, making new friends and lifelong connections. While at Surrey you will gain industry experience and develop career skills while benefiting from a first-class student experience.

International Study Centre

A busy lecture hall at Surrey ISC

International Study Centre students gain valuable skills needed to succeed at university level. Students also have access to all of Surrey’s fantastic campus facilities, including the Library and Learning Centre, Surrey Sports Park, Students’ Union as well as plenty of cafes, restaurants and social spaces where you can meet your friends.


Surrey student in the engineering lab

Programmes at the International Study Centre combine academic subjects, study skills and English language training, designed to provide international students with a direct pathway to a degree at the University of Surrey. We will support you every step of the way to ensure you successfully complete your programme and progress to your chosen degree.

International Foundation Year

Surrey students having coffee in the ISC


Students studying at Surrey

International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters

The International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters are programmes of academic subjects, study skills and English language training, designed specifically for ambitious international students seeking to meet the University of Surrey’s admission criteria for either undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses.



English Language Preparation and English for Pre-Masters

Our English Language programmes are perfect for students who need extra support to reach the required level of English for the International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters at the International Study Centre. These courses take one or two semesters to complete, depending on your current level of English.


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