The University of Surrey

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"The university produces high calibre students, well prepared for careers in their chosen industries. Their academic achievements, well developed competencies and high level of industrial placement participation make them extremely employable." Nathan Broadbent, BAE Systems

A world-class university

The University of Surrey is 4th in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2017. You can see this reflected in the quality of the teaching and facilities it has to offer and in the graduates who go on to succeed each year.

The University maintains its excellent reputation by providing a learning environment where you can excel. You will be expected to work hard and perform well so that you achieve a good degree and lay the foundations for a successful future.

98% for student satisfaction

The University reached 98% for student satisfaction on the National Student Survey 2016.

Teaching, academic support, learning resources, facilities and personal development are some of the key areas where students scored us highly. Amongst the most satisfied are accounting, tourism, biosciences and mathematics students.

95% graduate employment

The University of Surrey has a proven track record in producing high-calibre graduates who are wellqualified, professional and most importantly, highly employable.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency found that 95% of Surrey’s graduates in 2016 were in work (or further education) six months after they graduated.

Professional training placements

Professional Training Placements are available to all students. The University of Surrey works with over 2,300 high-profile partner organisations to offer students real-world, professional work experience. This programme is admired by universities around the world.

Training placements are built into all degree programmes. By participating, you can gain industry experience that not only complements your studies but will help you stand out in the competitive graduate employment market.

Your pathway to university study

Our International Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed specifically to provide international students with a pathway to undergraduate degree study at the University of Surrey.

Tutors on International Foundation Year Programmes are experts in their subjects and specialists in university preparation. We will support you every step of the way to ensure you successfully complete the programme and progress to an undergraduate degree.

From day one you will be part of the University. You will study on the University’s campus at the International Study Centre and have access to all facilities. You will also be able to enjoy the activities and events organised by the Students’ Union.

A fantastic location

The University is based on a lakeside campus within the beautiful countryside of the Surrey Hills. Students study and live in our green and peaceful surroundings, yet still have easy access to the nearby town, Guildford. The state-of-the-art facilities include the Surrey Sports Park, Ivy Arts Centre and the new Library and Learning Centre, where students can benefit from the latest technology and learning amenities.

The campus is friendly, vibrant and safe, a place where you can make the most of student life. At the Students’ Union and throughout the campus you will find a range of places to eat, relax and socialise with your friends.

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"The University of Surrey stood out. It has a high reputation in the UK and they offered the type of degree I wanted to study"

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