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Your pathway to a successful career

Unlock a world of opportunity at the International Study Centre

Our pathway programmes are your first step to a world-class university, and an exciting career.

At the International Study Centre, you will be welcomed into student life in the UK by our supportive staff. As well as helping you settle in, you will have the opportunity to develop key employability skills that you can take forward.

Why choose the University of Surrey?

A successful career awaits

You’re in a great place for your future. Surrey has the best university work placement service in the UK, as rated in the 2021 National Undergraduate Employability Awards (for the third year in a row) and was University of the Year for Graduate Employment in 2022.*

*The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Globally recognised excellence

The Professional Training Year, the University’s work placement scheme, has also been ranked as the 12th best in the world and 1st in the UK by the QS World Employability Rankings 2020. The University partners with over 2,300 national and international businesses, opening a world of opportunity.

Fantastic student experience

Surrounded by beautiful English countryside, and only a short train ride to London, Surrey enables you to have the best of both worlds. Guildford, our local town, has plenty to see and do too, with over 100 places to eat and drink, and lots of well-known high street brands.

Theresa from Nigeria

My placement taught me a lot and helped boost my confidence. I know now I have a greater chance of being employed. I did my work placement at the head office of O2. It was really good as I got to work on live projects. It was really fun. It definitely felt like something that would help with employment after leaving university – I am actually working there now part time.

Theresa from Nigeria
Studied Engineering, Science and Mathematics International Foundation Year
Graduated from MEng Electronics with Satellite Engineering

Discover your pathway

Prepare for Surrey with our pathway programmes, designed to boost your English and academic skills so you’re ready to progress to the University with confidence. The International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters Programme lead to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree options.

Engineering student from the University of Surrey


Discover our pathway programmes at the International Study Centre, leading to undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Surrey.

Surrey students studying together

Entry requirements

After you’ve found the right pathway programme for you, check out our entry requirements to see the grades you need to join us.

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.