UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, ENGLAND - ADMISSION

Guildford, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  11987Enrollment

University of Surrey Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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University of Surrey has a total enrolment of 16,828 students, out of which 6,230 are international students from over 140 countries. They offer both PG taught and PG research degrees, along with UG and continuing professional development and short courses.

  • Entry requirements for UG and PG courses differ from country to country. Applicants are advised to check the requirements before applying.
  • Applicants applying to PG research courses have to submit a research proposal.
  • The applicants have to share the details of two references in order to apply for PG taught programs.
  • A well-written personal statement s required to be submitted with UCAS application.
  • NO application fee is charged for PG courses.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline Application 
Application Fee£18 (single choice)
£24 (multiple choice)
Intake SeasonsSem 1 (October to February),
Sem 2 (February to June)
Academic CalendersSemester based
Financial AidLoans, grants, scholarships, bursaries

University of Surrey Admission Deadlines

The general deadlines for UG and PG programs are given below. The deadlines for individual courses may vary for individual courses.

DeadlinesDates
UCAS application deadline (UG) for equal consideration Jan 15
For veterinary medicine and science - Oct 15
Final application deadline (UG)June 30
Application deadline (PG) – international applicants July 1 

University of Surrey International Admissions

The University of Surrey is home to international students coming from 140 nationalities. The entry requirements vary from country to country.

University of Surrey offers a myriad of options for students including Accounting & Finance, Computer Science, International business management etc. The general undergraduate admission process for a prospective international student is given below -

How to apply: Online application via UCAS

Admission requirements -

  • Academic transcripts (fulfilling country-specific criteria),
  • Minimum level qualification in GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in English Language, Mathematics and Science. (if applicable)
  • English language proficiency scores
  • UCAS personal statement
  • Prerequisite courses

Supporting Documents - Proof of financial support, copy of passport for international applicants, required points under the Points Based system, ATAS (if applicable)

Country-specific requirements for UG courses

CountryEnglishMathematics
IndiaStandard XII, English 70% (or 60% from West Bengal Exam Board)Standard XII, Mathematics Pass, All India Secondary School Examination, C2, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination, 6
CanadaGrade 11 Secondary School Diploma, English Pass.Grade 11 Secondary School Diploma, Mathematics Pass.
AustraliaYear 10 Certificate, English CYear 10 Certificate, Mathematics C
IrelandIrish Leaving Certificate at Ordinary/Standard Level, English O4, Irish Junior Certificate, English BIrish Leaving Certificate at Ordinary/Standard Level, Mathematics O4, Irish Junior Certificate, Mathematics B

Some courses may require a higher grade.

Visa process for International students -

  • After being granted admission to the university, the international students will be required to apply for student visa.
  • The student visa required for a full-time course is known as Tier 4 student visa from UK Visas and Immigration.
  • Documents required to apply for the Tier 4 student visa:
    • Offer letter from the college along with Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.
    • Passport.
    • 2 photographs
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Academic certificates or transcripts

International students can also apply for International Pathway programs and enroll in the International Foundation Year program, if they do not meet the criteria for admissions, at the University of Surrey International Study Centre.

Language Requirements for International Students

The general* English language requirements for international students are mentioned below:

TestMinimum Score
IELTS6.0 (5.5 in each section)
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency 169 (162 in each section)
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English 169 (162 in each section)
PTE56 (48 in each section)
TOEFL (iBT)81 (18 in each subsection)
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English ISE III with pass in every skill 

*Students are advised to check the specific English proficiency requirement for individual courses.

University of Surrey Graduate Admissions

University of Surrey offers the option of multiple PG programs, both taught and research-based, including engineering, accounts & finance, digital marketing, MBA etc.

International students also apply for a Pre-Masters Preparation program if they do not meet the admissions criteria. The general admission requirements are as follows:

How to Apply: Online application through the course website

Application Deadlines - For MBA programs, the application deadline is 31 August. However, for other PG programs applicant have to apply by 22 July.

Admission Requirements -

  • Scanned copy (or copies) certificates or transcripts with sign/stamp,
  • Proof of English language proficiency scores
  • Personal statement (for no research courses)
  • Research proposal (for research courses)
  • Details of contact of 2 referees for recommendation

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements – IELTS: 6.5 (all bands 6.0)

Some of the popular Graduate school courses available at University of Surrey are as follows -

CourseApplication PortalAcademic Requirements
MBAOfficial course website Bachelor’s degree, Two references
Relevant work experience may be considered if the applicant is unable to fulfill other requirements
MSc. In Communications Networks and SoftwareOffical course website Bachelor’s degree in the related field,
Relevant work experience may be considered if the applicant is unable to fulfill other requirements
MSc in Information and Process Systems EngineeringOfficial course website Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering or Physics,
Relevant work experience may be considered if the applicant is unable to fulfill other requirements
MSc Accounting and Finance Official course websiteBachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management or Mathematics,
Relevant work experience may be considered if the applicant is unable to fulfill other requirements.
MSc in Data ScienceOfficial course website Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Electronic Engineering,
Mathematics, Physics, or related disciplines

The applicant can track the progress of application via your UCAS Track account or via Surrey Self-Service. If a decision hasn’t been made on the application after 8 weeks, the applicant can contact Admissions to check the progress on +44 (0)1483 682 222 or admissions@surrey.ac.uk.

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