Success starts here

The University of Surrey International Study Centre's pathway programmes support talented international students to progress to a top university and become highly employable graduates with the help of the best university work placement service in the UK for the third year in a row (2021 National Undergraduate Employability Awards).

Our programmes are designed specifically to provide international students with the English language and academic skills they need to study at 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).

Top of the league tables

The University was ranked 13th (Complete University Guide 2024), 22nd (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023), and 24th (Guardian University Guide 2023) 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.

Theresa studied at the International Study Centre in 2012 and progressed to study BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering with Communication Systems at the University of Surrey. Watch Theresa's story to find out about her placement year and how she became an entrepreneur. 

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you.