To study on the International Foundation Year or Extended International Foundation Year you need to meet the following requirements.
*If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.
*If your qualification is not listed then please contact us for more information.
Required for entry to your course
From September 2017 new students joining the International Study Centre will no-longer be required to sit IELTS at the end of the programme in order to progress to the University.
Students who joined the International Study Centre before September 2017 will still need to take an Academic IELTS for UKVI** test at the end of the programme and achieve a minimum Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.5**, with no skill below 6.0, as well as the relevant academic grades to progress.
**If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English. If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application. Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.
There is a very high level of competition for degree places at the University of Surrey. The number of students applying from within the UK and the European Union region are especially high. Therefore, we do not accept HEU* students. We strongly recommend that these students consider joining an A Level programme.
Definition of HEU students
HEU (Home/EU) students include the following categories: