University of Surrey
Welcome to the University of Surrey, a global community of more than 16,000 students from 140 countries.
We’re based in the popular town of Guildford, just 35 minutes from central London by train. Our beautiful, green campus is home to outstanding learning facilities in every faculty, plus a comprehensive range of student services, a wide choice of accommodations, and dedicated support for international students, to help you make the most of university life.
We have three faculties within the University: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Together, they offer over 100 postgraduate courses, all of which can be personalised to your interests and goals.
The University of Surrey stands out for its commitment to exceptional teaching and practice-based learning. We have a huge range of professional-standard facilities, such as labs, workshops, and studios, where you can develop your skills and learn by doing.
You’ll learn from academics who are experts in their fields. Many remain active in their professions, and because they’re always developing their knowledge, they’ll teach you the most up-to-date information you need to start in your career.
Our goal is to provide a challenging and rewarding university experience that creates incredible memories and helps you achieve your ambitions while building friendships and connections that will last a lifetime.
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Scholarships & funding
We offer a number of merit-based and means-tested awards to eligible students, including several for international students, to support them financially during their studies. Some are subject-specific, and others are exclusively available to international students, such as the Surrey International Master’s Scholarship, which provides all full-time master’s students from Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam a discount of GBP 2,500 off their first-year tuition fees.
Surrey Black Scholars Studentship Award 2023
These three and a half year, fully funded scholarships are part of a larger programme to improve access and participation for Black British students in postgraduate research, jointly funded by the Office for Students, Research England, and the University of Surrey.
The purpose of Surrey Black Scholars: To Become Visible Programme is to provide Black British students with the resources, support, and environment necessary to achieve excellence and pursue rich and rewarding careers after graduation. Through embedding sustainable initiatives that build a pipeline for Black students, enhance experience and provide a career boost, we will improve our inclusive culture and race equity at Surrey to benefit our whole postgraduate community.
16 December 2022
Breaking Barriers Studentship Award 2023
We are committed to ensuring that our Doctoral College is accessible, inclusive, and representative of the society we live in. Our exciting new studentship opportunity aims to address under-representation of women, men, and non-binary students within specific departments to help advance gender equality and diversity whilst funding aspiring leaders of research.
You will be joining our world-class, research-led University at an exciting time. We provide innovative and world-class doctoral training, with an outstanding research environment that connects supervisors, doctoral researchers, and research support staff within a multi-disciplinary approach, making the University of Surrey the ideal place to start your research career.
16 December 2022
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Why study at University of Surrey
Expect more at Surrey, the University of the Year for Graduate Employment. Over 95 per cent of our graduates are in work or further study after graduating, putting us firmly in the UK top ten. This performance is a combination of talented and hard-working students and our commitment to helping you get the best work experience and career advice while you are here.
As well as the opportunity to take part in our work placement programme – rated as the best in the UK for four years in a row – across the campus you’ll find amazing simulation facilities: a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, flight simulators, a courtroom and a Clinical Simulation Centre, home to our Immersive Learning Environment that’ll transport you to the centre of clinical scenarios. These provide a safe, supervised environment to put your skills and knowledge to the test and build your professional readiness.
University of Surrey is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
University of the Year for Graduate Employment
The Times and Sunday Times Complete University Guide (2022)
First in the UK for work placements
National University Employability Awards
18th in the UK
Complete University Guide 2(023)
55th in the world for sustainability Times Higher Education
University Impact Rankings
305th in the world
QS World University Rankings (2023)
Student services & facilities
- Get support and advice 24x7 on study issues and personal matters via our MySurrey online portal or in person at the MySurrey Hive.
- Benefit from arguably the UK’s most effective student careers service to arrange work placements, find student jobs, or plan your path after graduation.
- Access essential care via our on-campus medical practice and Centre for Wellbeing.
- Contact our dedicated international student's team for help throughout the application process, including applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.
- Count on the Students Union to represent students and provide support with academic issues, accommodation, and more.
Our main campus is located on Stag Hill, close to the town centre of Guildford and next to Guildford Cathedral. It’s a lovely, leafy campus full of space to relax, as well as most of our student facilities, including the Library and Learning Centre, the MySurrey Hive, the Students’ Union, plus shops, bars, and cafes.We have a second campus, at Manor Park, a short distance away, which is home to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey Sports Park, and lots more accommodations.
The two are well-connected by walking, bike, or bus.
Across our lovely, leafy campus, you’ll find a great choice of places to eat, drink and hang out. As well as a selection of shops and cafes, there are also facilities like The Snug, a bookable student space with huge comfy sofas, an 85” screen, and PlayStation.
There are more than 180 student societies – perfect to help you find a new hobby, or pursue an existing passion with like-minded people. If you’re looking for an active lifestyle, the University of Surrey also has over 40 sports clubs to join, from football to lacrosse and volleyball. These are based at the Surrey Sports Park on campus, which also hosts a 50m swimming pool and 120-station gym.
The Students’ Union also organises unforgettable events and volunteering opportunities to ensure you have the best possible university experience.
There are over 6,000 study bedrooms on campus, at least half of which have an en-suite shower and toilet plus unlimited, free broadband. There are choices to suit all budgets and requirements and you’re guaranteed university accommodation in your first year as long as your application arrives on time. All student residences are self-catered with shared kitchen facilities and are monitored by security 24/7.
Off-campus, there is a variety of housing in the Guildford area let privately or through the University of Surrey's own Property Management Scheme.
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University of Surrey
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Really worked socks off for students with a disability- making sure they're 'enabled'. Asked fellow students to friend me 23 times live during Stats course. Only answer 1 as they didn't address the challenge of my work abroad in the Far East, absent from classes.