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.

League table success for Surrey

Surrey has forged ahead into 6th place in the 2015 edition of the Guardian’s university league table, published 2 June 2014. Making significant gains from 12th place two years ago and 8th place last year, the university has worked hard to listen to student opinion. Overall course satisfaction of its final-year students helped place Surrey in the top 10, alongside prestigious universities such as Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews.

Surrey also gained top 10 places in the individual subject categories, including: 

On campus degree preparation courses for international students

If you would like to study at the University of Surrey but do not meet the requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate degree, you can take a preparation programme at the International Study Centre (ISC), which will aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed. Undergraduate courses offered at the University of Surrey can be found here.


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

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