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We know you might have some questions before you start your university pathway at the University of Surrey International Study Centre, and we are happy to help.

Information for 2020/21 academic year

There is a choice of study options so you can feel confident to start your programme with us:

If you are unable to travel for the start of term, you can start your programme online from home.

We offer an online preparation course, Prepare for Success, to help you gain a head-start before you start your academic programme. This is currently only available for the January 2021 intake. Find out more about preparing to study with us.

Programmes

The University of Surrey International Study Centre offers a choice of pathway programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Each pathway leads to a variety of study programmes at the University of Surrey.

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a preparation programme that leads to entry to the first year of your chosen degree. As well as learning about your subject, you will develop your study skills and understanding of the English language. After successfully completing the International Foundation Year, you can start your first year of your chosen degree at the University of Surrey.

International Foundation Year programmes available are:

Pre-Masters Programme

The Pre-Masters programme will prepare you for a Masters degree at the University of Surrey. The programme combines subject-specific teaching, study skills and English language development.

Pre-Masters Programmes available are:

English Language Preparation

Our English language programmes are designed to help you improve your English reading, writing and listening before you begin your pathway programme.

To study at the University of Surrey International Study Centre, you need to meet the English language and academic entry requirements.

If you need to improve your English skills, you can join one of our English language preparation programmes before starting your pathway programme.

For the 2020/21 academic year, teaching will take place through a blend of virtual and face-to-face learning. If you are unable to travel to the UK, you have the option to study virtually from home.

Whichever way you study with us, you will have the opportunity to take an active part in seminars, tutorials and lectures to prepare you for the style of teaching and learning you will experience at the University. Our class sizes are small, so that you can receive individual attention from our experienced and highly qualified tutors. You will also have individual support from an academic personal tutor.

Accommodation

You will have the option to live in allocated student accommodation, or alternatively you can arrange your own accommodation. Spaces in student accommodation are limited so it is advisable that you arrange your accommodation as soon as you have accepted your offer and made your confirmation payment.

Discover your accommodation options.

You can book your accommodation once you have accepted your offer and made your confirmation payment.

Fees

When looking at your study options, it is important to consider all the costs involved, including tuition fees, accommodation and cost of living. There are no scholarships available at this time. You can find out more about how much your programme will cost on our fees page.

The cost of your accommodation will vary, depending on where you are staying and for how long you are studying with us.

Visas

You will need a Tier 4 (Student) visa to study in the UK. Find out more on the visa process.

The first step is to apply to the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Once you are offered a place you will need to pay a deposit and Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) payment. You will then receive a CAS number and can begin your visa application process online

You can apply for a UK visa up to three months before the start of your programme, once you have received your offer and received your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number.

It is important to start your application early so that your application is processed in time for you to travel to the UK.

Still have questions?

Complete our online form to ask any questions you have about studying at the International Study Centre, and one of our Student Advisers will get in touch with you

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

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