What are you going to do with this time?

Make valuable use of the free time that the past few months have opened up.

You may have had to put many things on hold during 2020, your education doesn't have to be one of them. Now is your time to learn, to develop and be ready for the world. By starting your university education now, you can look forward to achieving your graduation dreams and starting an exciting graduate-level job in just a few short years. Whether your goal is to start your own business, research medical developments, work for an NGO or something in between, this is your future.

Start your programme in January 2021 and progress to University of Surrey in September 2021

You can choose how you study, either on campus or virtually from your home. Our experienced, specialist staff will be available to offer academic guidance, tutorial sessions, careers advice as well as personal and welfare support. We'll get you to where you want to be, the way you want to get there.

Start your journey to university now

Choose how you study

We offer a choice of study options so you can feel confident to start your programme, keep your studies on track and achieve your university goals.

Join us on campus

If you join us on campus, you can expect:

  • Experienced teachers and support staff
  • One-to-one support at every stage
  • Additional health and safety measures
  • Blended learning, which is a mixture of face-to-face and virtual teacher-led learning

Start virtually from home

You may be unsure about travelling right now, or prefer to study from the comfort of your home. That's why we are offering two flexible options for virtual learning:

  1. Start your programme from home and join us on campus in the UK when you can
  2. Study your whole programme via virtual, teacher-led learning in a vibrant online international community*

Studying virtually, you can expect:

  • Virtual teacher-led learning
  • Online international community
  • Experienced teachers and support staff
  • One-to-one support at every stage
  • Flexibility to join us on campus when you can, at any point during your programme
  • Supportive staff to help you transition to the UK when the time comes

Joining us from September 2021

Our aim is for our campus to be fully open for the start of your course in September 2021 and to get you where you want to be, studying at the University of Surrey. Please do check back here regularly for updates on our plans for September 2021.

*We hope you will be able to travel to the UK and study with us on campus. If, however, you are unable to travel for the whole of your pathway programme you can complete your studies from home. The University will recognise virtual-only study and assessment for progression to the 2021/22 academic year due to the exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19.

“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, so it’s an important progression.”

Omar from Oman
Studied International Foundation Year – Engineering and Physical Sciences

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.