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University of Surrey 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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The University of Surrey saw an enrollment of over 17,000 students out of which13,604 were undergraduate students and 2,863 were graduate students in the 2019-20 academic session. 35% of the total enrolment was of international students from more than 140 countries making the university, one of the most chosen universities to study in the UK. The acceptance rate is in the range of 60-70%. Hence, getting admission is quite easy if all the requirements are met.

The university offers a wide variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time, CPD, and short term programs that fall under three faculties arts and Social Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Health, and Medical Sciences. According to the Graduate Outcomes survey 2020, 96% of the undergraduate students of the university are either employed or are admitted for further studies.

  • Entry requirements for International students vary from country to country. Interviews may be conducted for specific courses.
  • The Undergraduate students can apply through the UCAS website and the postgraduate students can apply through the university’s online application portal
  • Applicants aren’t charged with any application fees while applying for postgraduate programs
  • On 25 February UCAS Extra opens. If the student has used his/her five choices and does not hold any offers, or they have declined all their offers, they can now add another university of their choice.
  • For applying to musical theatre or acting foundation courses you should apply directly to the University of Surrey, rather than through UCAS.

COVID-19 related Updates

  • Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the international students are required to self isolate for 14 days after their arrival.
  • The method of teaching for semester 1 has shifted to online mode. The university is planning to resume classroom teaching from the second semester.
  • The new session is expected to start on campus by 28 September 2020
  • If IELTS is canceled, the applicants can submit the IELTS test scores taken two years before the start of the course. Alternatively, the university is also accepting the IELTS iBT, TOEFL iBT, and Duolingo English Test for September/ October 2020 Entry and February 2021 entry.


Application PortalUndergraduate - UCAS Portal
Graduate- Online University’s Application Portal
Application FeeUG- 20 GBP (single choice), 25 GBP (multiple choice)
Mode Of PaymentVISA/ MasterCard
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SessionsSemester 1(September to January)
Semester 2(February to June)
Financial Aid, Scholarships, Bursaries, LoansAvailable
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses
+44 (0)1483 68 2222

Admission Deadlines

Aspiring international applicants are advised to not wait until the deadline dates and apply as soon as possible. The deadlines for submitting the applications are mentioned below:

UCAS DeadlineJanuary 15 (for all courses)
October 15 ( veterinary medicine and science)
UG Final Application Deadline30 June
PG Application DeadlineAugust 1 (for EU applicants)
July 1 (for international applicants)

University of Surrey International Students Admission

The University of Surrey has 22 colleges and departments which offer admissions to students from all over the world. Students from over 140 countries are enrolled in the university. The entry requirements vary from subject to subject.

If you don’t meet the below-mentioned requirements needed to get accepted in the university, you can apply for International Pathway Programs which will help you in enhancing your academic skills and will prepare you for further studies at the University of Surrey.

Application Portal: Undergraduate - UCAS Portal; Graduate- Online University’s Application

Application Fee: 20 GBP for a single course and 25 GBP for multiple courses.

Documents required:

  • Official transcripts of academic qualifications (country-specific)
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Minimum levels of GCSE qualifications in English, Mathematics, and Science (if required)
  • Non plagiarized UCAS personal statement
  • Proof of financial statement
  • ATAS certificate

Surrey's UCAS code is S85. Students can apply for up to 5 courses.

English Proficiency Test Scores

The aspirant students are required to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements to get accepted in the university. The university accepts IELTS, Cambridge certificate of proficiency, Cambridge certificate of advanced English, PTE, TOEFL test scores for demonstration of proficiency The minimum requirements vary from program to program.

The English language proficiency requirements for some programs are given below:

CoursesMinimum IELTS ScoresPTE scoresTOEFL (iBT)
Civil Engineering BEng/MEngOverall- 6.0 with 5.5 in each element50 overall with 42 in each component79 overall with 12 in reading, 11 in listening, 17 in speaking and 20 in writing
BSc Business ManagementOverall 6.5 With 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each element58 overall with 42 in each element and 50 in writing88 overall with 12 in reading, 11 in listening, 17 in speaking and 23 in writing
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering6.5 overall with 6.0 in each category58 overall with 50 in each component88 overall with 18 in Reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 23 in writing
MSc Health PsychologyOverall 7.0 with 6.5 in each element65 overall with 58 in each component95 overall with 23 in reading, 23 in listening, 22 and speaking and 26 in writing

The above-mentioned PTE and TOEFL scores are equivalent scores of the required IELTS scores. The students must visit their interested Undergraduate, Postgraduate research, and postgraduate taught programs page to find out the Course specific minimum ELP scores.

Visa Application Process for International Students

  • The students are required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate six months before the beginning of their course. Certain subjects need ATAS approval.
  • After the verification of documentation, the university issues a reference number called Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)by email.
  • International students require Tire 4 (General)student visa to study in the UK.

Essential documents required while applying for Tire 4 student Visa are mentioned below:

  • 348 GBP application fee in your local currency
  • The students are required to pay Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) fee yearly for the entire academic session
  • CAS number issued by the University of Surrey
  • Passport
  • Bank statement showing your finances
  • Passport photograph
  • ATAS certificate (if required)
  • Other Academic transcripts and documents listed on the CAS

University of Surrey Undergraduate Admissions

There are a plethora of undergraduate programs offered by the university under its three faculties. Students can either apply for a single course or multiple courses.

Application portal: Online UCAS portal

Application fees: Single choice- 20 GBP, Multiple choice-25 GBP

Admission Requirements

  • Details of qualifications
  • UCAS personal statement
  • References from last attended institutions
  • Academic documents (country-specific and course-specific)
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Proof of financial statement

Country specific requirements:

CountryMinimum Academic Requirements
IndiaEnglish: 70% in Std XII or (60% in West Bengal Board); Maths: Std XII, Maths Pass; C2 in All India Secondary School Examination; Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination,6
USAEnglish: Grade 12 High School Diploma, English C; Maths: Grade 12 High School Diploma, Mathematics C Or, Over SAT score of 1800 out of 2400 (critical reading, writing, and mathematics) with a minimum of 600 in each.
BangladeshEnglish: IELTS academic; Maths: Higher Secondary Certificate, Mathematics
CanadaGRADE 11 Secondary School Diploma, Pass in English and Mathematics
AustraliaYear 10 Certificate, English C, Mathematics C
IrelandEnglish: Irish leaving certificate, English 04; Irish junior certificate, English B; Maths: Irish leaving certificate, mathematics 04; Irish Junior Certificate, Mathematics B

Other academic qualifications may vary from program to program. Students are advised to check specific requirements for the courses they’re applying for.

University of Surrey Graduate Admissions

The University of Surrey offers a diverse range of both postgraduate taught and research programs.

Application portal: Online application form available in the relevant course page

Application fees: No fees

Admission Requirements:

  • Scanned copies of certificates/transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Passport copy
  • A personal statement (for taught programs)
  • A research proposal (for research programs)
  • Contact information of two referees
  • English language proficiency requirements vary for different programs. But Most of the programs have minimum English proficiency requirements of IELTS-overall 6.5 with 6 in each element

Additional Program-specific Requirements and details for some popular programs are mentioned below:

RequirementsMBAMSc Accounting and FinanceMSc Data ScienceHealth Psychology
Start DateOctober 2020October 2020; February 2021October 2020; February 2021October 2020
ModeFull-time: 1 year or Part-time: 2 yearsFull-time: 1 year or Part-time: 2 yearsFull-time: 1 year or Full-time (with placement): 2 yearsFull-time: 1 year or Part-time: 2 years
Academic RequirementMinimum of 2:2 UK Honours or equivalent degreeA minimum of a 2:2 UK honors degree in either Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management or Mathematics, or a recognized equivalent international qualification.2:2 UK honors degree in either Computer Science, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, related disciplines with demonstrable exposure to programming and mathematics, or other alternative subjects related to data analysis, data science or informatics, or a recognized equivalent international qualificationA minimum of a 2:2 UK honors degree in Psychology, or a recognized international equivalent.
CVRequiredNot requiredOptionalNot required
Work experience3 years experience in managerial roleNot requiredRequired (if qualification not met)Not required
IELTS score6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.
InterviewRequiredNot requiredNot requiredRequired

If international students don’t meet the entry requirements, they can also enrol in the Pre Masters program to learn relevant career skills as well as subject-specific study to prepare for their chosen masters degree at the UK Universities.

The students of The University of Surrey have access to over 2300 placement partners. The applicants are advised to adhere to the deadlines to increase their chances of admission to the university. The UG applications can be tracked via UCAS Track or Surrey Self Service. The students might be also be invited to an audition or interview for some specific courses.

The PG applicants can track the application and get admission related notifications via Surrey Self Service. Upon verification of the applications, the university issues a CAS reference number via email which is required to apply for a visa.

For further information and queries, Contact:

+44 (0)1483 682222


Ques. What type of financial aid is provided to international students?

Ans. The international students receive a myriad of scholarships and bursaries by the University of Surrey. Some of the significant scholarships provided by the Surrey Business School include Women in leadership scholarship for female students who contribute immensely to business and Surrey MBA scholarship which covers 10-50% of total tuition fees

Ques. What are the guidelines for writing a personal statement?

Ans. Line and character limits of the personal statement: 4000 characters, 47 lines. The personal statement must contain all the academic and professional details and experiences of the applicant along with their hobbies and interests. It should have elucidation of why the applicant wants to pursue a particular course at the University of Surrey

Ques. How is the admission process different for international applicants?

Ans. The international applicants are required to meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements to get accepted in the university. The entry requirements also vary from country to country.

Ques. How can I track the progress of my application?

Ans. Undergraduate students can track it through UCAS Track and PG applicants can track it via Surrey Self Service

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