University of Surrey International Study Centre

For progression to the University of Surrey

Get career-ready

Gain the practical skills to succeed in your career on a placement year during your studies with the UK’s best university work placement service (2021 National University Employability Award).

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The University was ranked 13th (Complete University Guide 2024), 21st (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024), and 21st (Guardian University Guide 2024) in the UK league tables.

First-class student experience

Get the best student experience inside and outside the classroom. The University was ranked 4th in the UK in the National Student Survey 2023.

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International Foundation Year

Prepare for undergraduate study in the UK by spending two semesters in the International Study Centre. Develop your English language and academic subject knowledge in a welcoming multicultural environment before beginning the first year of your degree at the University.

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Pre-Masters Programme

Get a head start in your career and become an expert in your chosen subject by gaining a masters degree from the University of Surrey. Bridge the gap between your undergraduate degree and further study in the UK with this postgraduate preparation programme.

Haya from Kuwait

"I really loved Surrey at the start, and I still do. I love how the classes are small and it helped you integrate into university life. My favourite part is that it’s a part of the university and in most foundation courses it’s an into programme, which is a different building, but you are part of the university from the start.

Studying in Surrey has helped me have new experiences that will help me in the future. It has helped me get used to university life, and it’s using my way to the university, and the undergraduate course. The experiences and the opportunities that I have had here, especially getting to meet different people from around the world, will help me later on in my work. I would recommend students to study at Surrey, because from the start you are part of the university and you get to know everyone from different majors."

Haya from Kuwait studies Engineering and Physical Sciences

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