University of Surrey International Study Centre

Start your study abroad journey with us

The International Study Centre is at the heart of the Surrey campus. Our pathway programmes designed to prepare you for university-style teaching and develop your academic and English language skills. From day one you will be welcomed into the University community with full access to the facilities, while receiving specialist support on your path to your chosen degree.

The pathway programmes at the University of Surrey International Study Centre are run by Study Group, in collaboration with the University of Surrey. Study Group is a world leader in education and training for international students. Programmes are approved by the University of Surrey, who hold responsibility for the academic standards of the centre. By beginning your academic journey with us, you will benefit from:

  • an introduction to your chosen subject
  • help adapting to the UK education system
  • developing your confidence for university
  • a strong community of likeminded students
  • advice and support for studying overseas.

We will guide and support you throughout the entire application process, thanks to our expert team of Student Enrolment Advisors who are available to answer all your questions from enquiry to arrival. Once you successfully complete your programme at the International Study Centre and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen degree.

Top for student experience

Our students have ranked Surrey 7th in the UK for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018

Student life

Students by the river in Guildford

You will feel like a Surrey student from day one at the International Study Centre, benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, student societies and extensive library resources on campus.


Two students having coffee in the ISC

Living in university accommodation is a great way to meet new people and build friendships, in a comfortable and safe living space you can make your own.


Surrey ISC Head of Centre Ed Harrison with some students at the University of Surrey.

With your future career in mind, our integrated CareerAhead service will guide you and provide you with the tools to impress in a competitive graduate job market.

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