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Top 25 UK University

in the Complete University Guide 2020 and the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

World-class facilities

The University of Surrey is a research-led institution. The 5G Innovation Centre is the world’s largest academic research centre, dedicated to the next generation of mobile and wireless communications. New investments include state-of-the-art laboratories, open plan learning spaces and seminar rooms as part of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics facility.

First-class student experience

Students at the University of Surrey are amongst the most satisfied in the UK. In 2016, Surrey was named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Surrey’s commitment to student satisfaction means that while you study you will receive both personal and academic support and development, as well as access to world-class learning resources.



graduate employment

Higher Education Statistics Agency

#2 Criminology

#2 Engineering: electronic and electrical

#2 Music

#3 Drama and dance

#6 Modern languages and linguistics

#8 Biosciences

#8 Chemistry

#10 Psychology

(The Guardian University Guide 2020)

International Foundation Year


The International Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed specifically to provide international students with a pathway to undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

This is a two-semester pathway programme, designed to prepare you for the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree. You can choose from a number of routes with modules related to the degree you are looking to progress to. Programmes at the International Study Centre also include a career skills element.


Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences

A two-semester pathway to a wide range of undergraduate degrees in areas such as accounting, business management, law and politics.

Engineering and Physical Sciences

A two-semester pathway to an undergraduate degree in fields related to engineering, science or mathematics.

Life Sciences

A two-semester pathway to a range of undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry and food science-related subjects.


Key Dates

September 2019

Semester 1: 30/09/2019 – 07/02/2020

Semester 2: 17/02/2020 - 12/06/2020


February 2020

Semester 1: 10/02/2020- 12/06/2020

Semester 2: 15/06/2020-25/09/2020


Entry Requirement:


Age: 17+


Academic Requirement: SPM school- Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths


English Language Requirement: 

  • Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences/ Life Sciences- Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (minimum 5.0 in all sub skills)

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences- Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (minimum 5.0 in writing)

Fees 2019/20

Business, Economics, Law & Social Sciences- £16,000

Engineering & Physical Sciences- £16,550

Life Sciences- £17,000

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