University of Surrey
Guildford,Surrey , South East, United Kingdom

The University of Surrey is a campus university located in the town of Guildford in the southeast of England. The University has great connections to London, just 35 minutes away by train. Named ‘University of the Year' for 2016 in the Times & Sunday Times University Guide, there are around 16,000 students from over 140 different countries.

There are three faculties within the University: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences all offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

The Manor Park site is located just 20 minutes walk away and is home to more student accommodation, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the £36m Surrey Sports Park.

Surrey was recognized as an ‘outstanding’ institution when it received a prestigious Gold award in the first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework, which is a testament to the passion for inspiring students and preparing them for a bright future. The University produces highly employable graduates, with its courses designed to give the necessary skills and experience to excel in the working world. We prepare students for the world of work and the majority of our students take up a Professional Training placement as a part of their undergraduate degree.

International Students: 21.9%

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The University of Surrey’s main campus is located on Stag Hill close to the centre of Guildford and adjacent to Guildford Cathedral. A second campus, at Manor Park, is located a short distance away and has been developed to expand upon existing accommodation, academic buildings and sporting facilities. London is half an hour away by train, with easy access to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

The landscaped grounds which surround the main campus are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and feature country pubs and classic attractions such as Box Hill, as well as acres of countryside for walking or cycling.

Student Guide

International students have access to support from the University of Surrey from the moment they decide to apply all the way until after they graduate. This includes:

  • Online student portal – MySurrey allows students to access support and advice at any hour of the day. They can also see someone in person via the MySurrey Hive.
  • Faith support – the university is a multi-faith and multi-cultural community, where there are spaces and support for students of all faiths and beliefs.
  • Study support – academic services include a dedicated department personal tutor, study spaces, resources, and language support.
  • Students’ Union – as well as fun events and activities, the SU represents students and provides support with academic issues, accommodation, and more.

There is also a dedicated International Student Support team that organizes the free airport meet and greet service and orientation events for new overseas students at the start of the academic year.