Check your entry requirements
If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an Online Pre-Sessional English course first.
To progress to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be required to successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades.
International Foundation Year entry requirements
To study on the International Foundation Year you need to meet the following requirements:
- Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study*.
- Country of residence/nationality: International students only may apply. Applications from HEU students* are not accepted – see note below.
- Age: Students must be 17 years of age or above to study at the International Study Centre.
Pre-Masters entry requirements
To study on the Pre-Masters programme you need to meet the following requirements:
Academic: Recognised degree – must be in related field for some subjects.
Country of residence/nationality: International students only may apply. Applications from HEU students* are not accepted – see note below.
Important to note
There is a very high level of competition for degree places at the University of Surrey. The number of students applying from within the UK and the European Union region are especially high. Therefore, we do not accept HEU* students. We strongly recommend that these students consider joining an A Level programme.
*Definition of HEU students HEU (Home/EU) students include the following categories:
- Permanent residents in the UK who have been resident in the UK for three years
- EEA (European Economic Area) migrant workers and their families in the UK who have lived in the EEA for three years
- EU nationals and their children who have lived in the EEA for three years
- Refugees (recognised by the UK government) and their families
- People who have applied for asylum and have been granted leave to enter/remain, and their families
The British Government strictly defines the rules on whether you are classified as a ‘home’ or ‘overseas’ student. Universities do not have discretion.