Your pathway to success

At the International Study Centre we offer programmes for a range of interests from creative arts, to business, sciences and engineering. Each programme introduces you to the UK style of teaching while raising your academic skills, English language level and study skills.

The International Foundation Year offers a choice of three academic routes. The Extended International Foundation Year is available for students who need an additional semester to develop their English language and academic skills before progression to the University. 

Once you complete your programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

Succeed in academics and your future career

In addition to being a top ranked university, Surrey graduates are well-qualified and highly employable. Over 95% of 2015 graduates were in work or further education within six months of graduation.*

*Higher Education Statistics Agency

International Foundation Year

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This two-semester pathway programme leads to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Surrey.

Extended International Foundation Year

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This three-semester pathway programme gives you additional time to improve your English language and academic skills, and leads to a wide range of undergraduate degrees.

Entry requirements

Students outside Surrey University

Find out the academic and English language entry requirements you need to study your chosen programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre.