Extended International Foundation Year*

The Extended International Foundation Year is perfect for students who need extra time and support to prepare for a degree at the University of Surrey, one of the UK's most prestigious universities. Taught over three semesters, the programme includes academic subjects, study skills and English language training.

You can choose one of three Extended International Foundation Year routes:

Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Life Sciences

*Subject to approval


You can begin the Extended International Foundation Year in September. Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.

Extended International Foundation Year semester dates:
September 2017

Semester 1 – 25/09/17 to 02/02/18
Semester 2 – 05/02/18 to 01/06/18
Semester 3 – 04/06/18 to 14/09/18

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Course length

Three semesters



Age on entry

You must be 18 on progression to your undergraduate degree at the University

Entry requirements