Success starts here

Start your journey at the International Study Centre

The University of Surrey is a top university in the UK, dedicated to providing students a high quality education, while supporting you to take the first steps towards your future career.

Success starts at the International Study Centre, with pathway programmes leading to degree study at Surrey. Our programmes are designed to help you adjust to life in the UK and university-style teaching. With our support, you will develop your academic and English language skills and progress to the University of Surrey ready to succeed in your degree.

“The International Study Centre is a very important step that I think students should take, especially if it’s your first time in this country. It doesn’t just prepare you academically; it also prepares you for life in a different city.”

Omar from United Arab Emirates
Studied International Foundation Year in Engineering, Science and Maths. Progressed to BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics

Why choose the University of Surrey?


Career development

The University’s Professional Training placement programme is one of the largest in the world, with over 2,300 partners in the UK and overseas.

Top 10

Ranked 10th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

Gold-rated university

Surrey has been awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017 for teaching excellence and student outcomes.

Discover your pathway

Prepare for university with our pathway programmes offering specialist support for international students. The International Foundation Year leads to a wide range of undergraduate degree options at the University of Surrey.

Your pathway programme

You can choose from a number of routes with course modules relating to your chosen field and future degree.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet specific academic and English language requirements for entry to your programme.

Tuition fees and dates

Explore your programme to find term dates, and visit our fees page for student tuition and accommodation fees.

Explore Surrey

The International Study Centre is based at the University of Surrey campus in the heart of South East England. While studying at Surrey you will experience all the best England has to offer. Live in a peaceful town surrounded by the English countryside, within easy reach of historic London.

Welcome to Guildford

The University is located in Guildford, a bustling historic town where you will find a variety of restaurants, shopping and even a local farmers’ market.

University of Surrey International Study Centre

Where to find us

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

“I want to be an aircraft engineer, working with a team. I can do a work placement after year three, so I will finish my placement and then have fresh memories about what the company does. When companies are recruiting, they look at how people interact with others, teamwork, time management, job experience. I hope that my work placement will give me those skills.”

Joash from Hong Kong
Studied International Foundation Year in Engineering, Science and Mathematics. Progressed to BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering

Student life at Surrey

You will feel welcomed from your first day on campus. Experience leading facilities, student clubs and personal support.

Your new home

Live in comfortable and safe accommodation close to your classes where you will feel at home and make great new friends.

Kickstart your career

Our integrated careers service will help you create a career plan and develop the skills you need to achieve your career goals.