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Study options

We will get you to where you want to be

Our aim is to get you to where you want to be, studying at the University of Surrey.

Studying with us is about putting your education first. It is your time to learn, to develop and to 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.

Information if you are currently studying with us in 2021-22

Whether travelling to the UK or studying online, we will support you at each step, and look forward to you studying with us. We remain committed to getting you where you want to be – progressing to study your degree at University of Surrey in September 2022

Starting in September 2022 or later

We look forward to welcoming you on campus for the start of your studies. Find out all you need to know about joining us on campus below.

Join us on campus

Once 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, where required

Please note, study options, blended learning and health and safety measures are subject to ongoing review and government guidance. Should anything change, and you have an offer or confirmed place with us, it will be communicated to you.

Study online from home

You may be unsure about travelling right now and choose to start your programme online from home and join us on campus at a later date, or start and finish your programme online from home*.

You can find out more about studying online from home and completing your programme entirely online by going to our online learning FAQs here.

Current students whose programme finishes before June 30th 2022*

If you wish to complete your studies online, you must inform a student support team member (who will be in contact with you directly)  of your intention to complete your programme online, otherwise you will be expected to arrive in the UK by 23 May 2022 to continue your programme.

Current students whose programme finishes after June 30th 2022*

Students whose programme finishes after the 30th June 2022, must still apply to study online all year. If they do not apply, or do apply and are unsuccessful, they must arrive in the UK by 23 May 2022.

 1-semester Pre-Masters Programme students

Students who join the 1-semester Pre-Masters Programme (start date 23 May 2022) are permitted to begin their studies online but need to be on campus by 13 June 2022.

Details of this process and guidance can be found here.

*Important condition of eligibility for completing studies online:
Where we are offering the opportunity to existing students to complete their studies online, to be eligible to apply, students must have undertaken a minimum of two weeks’ study on their Study Group course (whether on-campus or online) and be deemed to be engaging in their studies at an acceptable level. 

Omar from Oman

“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