Fees, accommodation and living costs
Fees for international students
It is important to think about not only your tuition and accommodation costs but the cost of living too.
The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKVI for studying outside London is £1,023 per month, but will vary from student to student. This is a guideline to cover items like accommodation, food, laundry, books, clothes, toiletries and socialising. For up to date information, visit Student visa: Money you need - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Tuition fees - listed below - will be an additional cost, as well as student insurance, the health care surcharge and transfers to and from the airport.
When you pay the fees for your course, the payment will go to Study Group, the company that delivers courses at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Please note that all fees and costs listed below are in pounds sterling (GBP).
|Online English for International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters||6 weeks||£2,100|
|Supplements||StudyCare Insurance||Up to 12 months||£450 (£8.65 per week). Prices are indicative.|
|24 months fixed||£720 (£6.93 per week)|
|Airport pickup - one-way transfer^||London Gatwick (LGW)||£127|
|London Heathrow (LHR)||£75|
|London Stansted (STN)||£232|
|Accommodation||Surrey accommodation options||View accommodation costs|
|Please visit the Gov.uk pages to read more about how much you need to pay|
Please note: tuition fees do not include the cost of textbooks.
^ Prices subject to change
Confirmation payment & tuition fees
Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, you are required to pay a confirmation payment. The security deposit is held to cover damages and any other incidental expenses. Any monies left at the end of your programme will be returned to you. If you do not require a student visa you must pay your confirmation payment and advance tuition fees payment no later than 3 months before the start date of your programme.
|Confirmation payment at point of confirming offer to study|
£1,000 security deposit
£260 administration fee (non-refundable)
|Prior to applying for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’)|
£6,000 advance tuition fees payment
Please note: this is in addition to the initial confirmation payment taking the total fees paid prior to applying for your CAS to £7,260.
|28 days prior to start of 1st semester||Balance of 1st Semester fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter|
|2 months prior to start of 2nd semester||Balance of 2nd Semester fees (if any) as set out in your offer letter|
For certain territories, you may be required to pay a higher amount in respect of advance tuition fees. Details will be set out in the individual payment plan attached to your offer letter. For full information about fees and refunds read our Terms and Conditions.
Making a payment
Please visit our How to Pay page to find out how to make a payment.
All international students should have accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. This will make you feel more secure because not having the proper coverage can be extremely difficult and expensive.
You can take out our own Study Care Insurance policy or alternative cover with a third party. The StudyCare Insurance policy covers loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. It is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university. Insurance cover is offered for flexible terms of up to 12 or 24 months (fixed), allowing you to choose a policy duration that fits your needs. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.
All students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.
After you’ve found the right pathway programme for you, check out our entry requirements to see the grades you need to join us.
We offer a range of scholarships looking for student to progress to the University of Surrey from the International Study Centre.
How to pay
You need to pay your fees to confirm your place to study with us. Learn more about how to pay your fees here.
Apply to join the Foundation or Pre-Master’s programme
Ready to join us at the International Study Centre? Applying is easy – read all about our admissions support and application guidance.
Frequently asked questions
If you have questions about studying with us, check out our FAQ page. You can also use our online enquiry form to ask our advisors your own questions.