University of Surrey International Study Centre
If you need to improve your English language to reach the required level for your programme at the International Study Centre, you can take one of our specialised English language courses, designed specifically to help students succeed at Surrey.
Our English language courses for international students are available in a variety of specialised routes and course lengths, depending on your degree aims and English language level.
This course starts in June or July 2021 and will help you raise your English language skills to the level you need to start the International Foundation Year or International Year One programme. Delivered at Study Group’s Virtual Study Centre, students will have the opportunity to learn alongside other international students.
You will need an IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent to start the International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences or the International Foundation Year in Life Sciences. Students planning on studying our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway will need an IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.
If you do not meet these requirements, the following Online Pre-sessional Preparation Programme options are available:
We offer two start dates, depending when you begin your International Foundation Year.
10 week programme
20 week programme
At the end of your English language course, you will start the International Foundation Year, providing you have achieved the required module grades.
* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.
** If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.
Course length: 10 weeks or 20 weeks
Entry points: July
10 week programme:
05/07/2021 – 10/09/2021
20 week programme:
20/09/2021 – 26/11/2021
Progression to: International Foundation Year
Age: you must be at least 17 years old on the first day of your academic programme at the International Study Centre
Entry Requirements: Visit our entry requirements page for a list of academic, English language and country-specific entry requirements for all programmes
This two-semester pathway programme leads to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Surrey.
Find out about tuition fees for all International Study Centre programmes, plus accommodation and additional costs.
International Study Centre students have access to all of Surrey’s fantastic campus facilities as well as plenty of cafes, restaurants and social spaces.