Why study abroad in the UK?

The UK is home to world-leading universities and there are many benefits of studying abroad. We are well known for our high-quality education system, making it a top destination for students who want to study abroad. Ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020), the University of Surrey is an excellent choice for international students.

A qualification from a respected UK university  will help you stand out to employers and create a successful future. Not only will you learn more about your chosen subject, you will benefit from the additional transferable skills that studying abroad provides. On top of this, by choosing Surrey, you can access professional training placements with global employers like IBM, HSBC and British Airways, to give you valuable industry experience alongside your studies.

Not only is the UK renowned for its education system, it is also known for being an exciting place to be a student. With its multicultural atmosphere, you will meet and befriend a diverse range of people for a truly international experience. Studying at the University of Surrey you will be within easy reach of the UK’s capital city. London attracts the world's attention with its arts, business, finance, culture, fashion and sport. You can easily take the train to visit famous sights like Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Oxford Street and The Shard. London also gives you easy access to the rest of Europe – giving you plenty of opportunity to explore!

If you prefer more peaceful surroundings, Guildford's cobbled High Street and famous attractions such as Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle and Kew Gardens are within easy reach of the campus. Living and studying in Guildford you will be ideally placed to experience modern British culture and the UK's rich history.

Life in the UK

Surrey students in Guildford

The UK is a welcoming place for international students. You will have easy access to both city life and beautiful nature here. Discover what it is like to live in this dynamic country.

Education in the UK

UK education system

Home to top-ranked universities, the UK education system is renowned across the world. Find out about university teaching and learning styles and how you are assessed during your degree.

Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Immigration Route – a two-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. If you begin your studies after autumn 2020, you’ll be able to work for up to two years after graduating with your valid Tier 4 visa. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

We’ll get you to where you want to be – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about online learning.