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We know you might have some questions before you start your university pathway at the University of Surrey International Study Centre, and we are happy to help.

Programmes

The University of Surrey International Study Centre offers a choice of pathway programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Each pathway leads to a variety of study programmes at the University of Surrey.

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a preparation programme that leads to entry to the first year of your chosen degree. As well as learning about your subject, you will develop your study skills and understanding of the English language. After successfully completing the International Foundation Year, you can start your first year of your chosen degree at the University of Surrey.

International Foundation Year programmes available are:

Pre-Masters Programme

The Pre-Masters programme will prepare you for a Masters degree at the University of Surrey. The programme combines subject-specific teaching, study skills and English language development.

Pre-Masters Programmes available are:

English Language Preparation

Our English language programmes are designed to help you improve your English reading, writing and listening before you begin your pathway programme.

Programmes at the University of Surrey International Study Centre are not available online. You need to be living in the UK in order to study with us.

To study at the University of Surrey International Study Centre, you need to meet the English language and academic entry requirements.

If you need to improve your English skills, you can join one of our English language preparation programmes before starting your pathway programme.

As part of your classes, you will take part in seminars, tutorials and lectures which will prepare you for the style of learning you will experience when you enter the university.

Class sizes at the International Study Centre are smaller, with no more than 25 students per class. This gives you the opportunity to get more individual attention from your teachers and tutors. You will also have an academic personal tutor who will give you one-to-one support with your studies.

Fees

When looking at your study options, it is important to consider all the costs involved, including tuition fees, accommodation and cost of living. There are no scholarships available at this time. You can find out more about how much your programme will cost on our fees page.

The cost of your accommodation will vary, depending on where you are staying and for how long you are studying with us.

Accommodation

You will have the option to live in allocated student accommodation, or alternatively you can arrange your own accommodation. Spaces in student accommodation are limited so it is advisable that you arrange your accommodation as soon as you have accepted your offer and made your confirmation payment.

Discover your accommodation options.

You can book your accommodation once you have accepted your offer and made your confirmation payment.

Visas

You will need a Tier 4 (Student) visa to study in the UK. Find out more on the visa process.

The first step is to apply to the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Once you are offered a place you will need to pay a deposit and Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) payment. You will then receive a CAS number and can begin your visa application process online

You can apply for a UK visa up to three months before the start of your programme, once you have received your offer and received your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number.

It is important to start your application early so that your application is processed in time for you to travel to the UK.

Still have questions?

Complete our online form to ask any questions you have about studying at the International Study Centre, and one of our Student Advisers will get in touch with you

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University of Surrey International Study Centre
Philip Marchant Building
Guildford
GU2 7XH

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