University preparation programmes

Your pathway to success

At the International Study Centre we offer programmes for a range of interests from creative arts, to business, sciences and engineering. Each programme introduces you to the UK style of teaching while raising your academic skills, English language level and study skills.

The International Foundation Year and the Pre-Masters each offer a choice of three academic routes.

Once you complete your programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your degree at the University of Surrey, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

If you need to improve your English language to reach the required level for your International Foundation Year, you can take our English Language Preparation programme. The English for Pre-Masters supports postgraduate students to reach the level of academic English required to study the Pre-Masters.

Succeed in academics and your future career

In addition to being a top ranked university, Surrey graduates are well-qualified and highly employable. Over 95% of 2015 graduates were in work or further education within six months of graduation*.

*Higher Education Statistics Agency

International Foundation Year

Student in the library at the University of Surrey

This two-semester pathway programme leads to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Surrey.


Pre-Masters Preparation for Surrey University

This one or two-semester pathway programme leads to a wide range of postgraduate degrees at the University of Surrey.


Surrey ISC student working on a laptop

Explore the subjects you can study when to you progress to the University and learn about the pathway options that will help you enter your chosen career.


Find out about tuition fees for all International Study Centre programmes, plus accommodation and additional costs.