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University of Surrey International Study Centre

Start your study abroad journey with us

The International Study Centre is at the heart of the University of Surrey campus. Our pathway programmes are 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.

Transition to UK study

As soon as you arrive you will find lots of staff and students here to help you settle into your new life studying in the UK. During your time at the International Study Centre, you will have a Personal Tutor who will monitor your academic progress and provide ongoing support.

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.
Tommy from Nigeria

"Studying at the University of Surrey has been remarkably smooth and stress-free for me. The foundation during my time at the ISC (International Study Centre) has proven invaluable, as I find myself well-equipped to understand and engage with the lectures. The comprehensive preparation and guidance received at the ISC have not only made the academic transition seamless but have also contributed to a positive and enjoyable learning experience at the University."

Tommy from Nigeria
Studied International Foundation Year - Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Support and guidance at every step

We will support you throughout your time in the UK. When you arrive at the International Study Centre, you will meet our experienced teachers and support staff who will be available to answer all your questions. Our staff are experts in international education and know exactly how to help you succeed. You will be allocated your own personal tutor, who will support you throughout your studies. Once you successfully complete your programme at the International Study Centre and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen degree.

Progression success

95% of University of Surrey International Study Centre students who completed their programme in 2023 were offered a place to study at the University of Surrey.

Life in Surrey

The University of Surrey is in Guildford, Surrey. Studying at Surrey provides all the best England has to offer with the opportunity to live surrounded by beautiful English countryside, while only a short train ride from exciting London. The University is set within a relaxed lakeside campus, so you will be within easy reach of everything you need.

Careers and employability

Alongside your studies at Surrey, you will begin developing the transferable skills you’ll need to be a highly employable graduate. From your very first day, you can receive career support at the International Study Centre, as well as access to the University’s Employability and Careers Centre.

Teachers at the University are experts in their field and will help you graduate prepared for the world of work. The University also offers a Professional Training Year for those looking to develop more practical skills. And, of course, students graduating from the University of Surrey can also benefit from the Graduate Immigration Route’s post-study work rights to begin their career in the UK.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you.