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.
|Application Portal||Undergraduate - UCAS Portal|
Graduate- Online University’s Application Portal
|Application Fee||UG- 20 GBP (single choice), 25 GBP (multiple choice)|
|Mode Of Payment||VISA/ MasterCard|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Intake Sessions||Semester 1(September to January)|
Semester 2(February to June)
|Financial Aid, Scholarships, Bursaries, Loans||Available|
|Work Experience||Required for some courses|
+44 (0)1483 68 2222
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 Deadline||January 15 (for all courses)|
October 15 ( veterinary medicine and science)
|UG Final Application Deadline||30 June|
|PG Application Deadline||August 1 (for EU applicants)|
July 1 (for international applicants)
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.
Surrey's UCAS code is S85. Students can apply for up to 5 courses.
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:
|Courses||Minimum IELTS Scores||PTE scores||TOEFL (iBT)|
|Civil Engineering BEng/MEng||Overall- 6.0 with 5.5 in each element||50 overall with 42 in each component||79 overall with 12 in reading, 11 in listening, 17 in speaking and 20 in writing|
|BSc Business Management||Overall 6.5 With 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each element||58 overall with 42 in each element and 50 in writing||88 overall with 12 in reading, 11 in listening, 17 in speaking and 23 in writing|
|Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering||6.5 overall with 6.0 in each category||58 overall with 50 in each component||88 overall with 18 in Reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 23 in writing|
|MSc Health Psychology||Overall 7.0 with 6.5 in each element||65 overall with 58 in each component||95 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.
Essential documents required while applying for Tire 4 student Visa are mentioned below:
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
Country specific requirements:
|Country||Minimum Academic Requirements|
|India||English: 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|
|USA||English: 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.|
|Bangladesh||English: IELTS academic; Maths: Higher Secondary Certificate, Mathematics|
|Canada||GRADE 11 Secondary School Diploma, Pass in English and Mathematics|
|Australia||Year 10 Certificate, English C, Mathematics C|
|Ireland||English: 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.
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
Additional Program-specific Requirements and details for some popular programs are mentioned below:
|Requirements||MBA||MSc Accounting and Finance||MSc Data Science||Health Psychology|
|Start Date||October 2020||October 2020; February 2021||October 2020; February 2021||October 2020|
|Mode||Full-time: 1 year or Part-time: 2 years||Full-time: 1 year or Part-time: 2 years||Full-time: 1 year or Full-time (with placement): 2 years||Full-time: 1 year or Part-time: 2 years|
|Academic Requirement||Minimum of 2:2 UK Honours or equivalent degree||A 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 qualification||A minimum of a 2:2 UK honors degree in Psychology, or a recognized international equivalent.|
|CV||Required||Not required||Optional||Not required|
|Work experience||3 years experience in managerial role||Not required||Required (if qualification not met)||Not required|
|IELTS score||6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element||6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element||6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element||7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.|
|Interview||Required||Not required||Not required||Required|
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