University of Surrey
Welcome to University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top professional, scientific and technological universities. Named as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016, Surrey has a world-class profile and a leading reputation in teaching and research.
Wonderful things happen at Surrey – we look forward to sharing them with you.
- 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2016
- 5th in the National Student Survey 2015
- 6th in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015
- 7th in the Times Higher Education Table of Tables 2016
- 8th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
- 8th in the Complete University Guide 2016
We’re proud of our excellent track record for graduate employability. Our Careers Service is available to all Surrey students. Our experts can advise on graduate jobs, further study, graduate schemes and internships.
The University of Surrey is just ten minutes’ walk from the centre of Guildford, in the heart of south east England. Guildford offers a vibrant blend of entertainment, culture and history and was named the eighth best place to live in the UK in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2015.
Sport is a defining part of many students' university experience, whether for fun, fitness or fierce competition.
We have a bold vision for sport at Surrey, and the University is becoming a centre for world-class sporting activity. Surrey Sports Park has set a new benchmark for the quality of university sports facilities in the UK and beyond.
There has never been a better time to get involved in sport at the University of Surrey, and we want you to be a part of it.
Our Professional Training placement programme is admired by universities around the world. Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give our students valuable work placements in the UK and abroad.
We encourage students to take advantage of our international connections and explore the world. As a Surrey student, you could learn a new language for free, or do a work placement or study abroad as part of your degree.
Internationalisation permeates all that we do at Surrey, contributing significantly to our mission to solve global challenges, lead research and innovation, and fuel generations of students with a spirit of curiosity and a desire to improve the world we live in.
University of Surrey research is addressing this century’s most pressing challenges, fuelling students with a spirit of curiosity and drive to improve the world. In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework (REF), 98 per cent of our research outputs were rated to be world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
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Courses and fees
Our wide variety of undergraduate degree programmes are designed to reflect your needs, and those of society and industry, whilst retaining academic rigour. You’ll be supported by world-leading academics whose inspirational research is having real impact on the world and receiving important recognition.
Surrey's Major/Minor undergraduate degrees let you master your favourite subject while gaining insight into a different topic, with unique linking modules that help you make connections.
Join our vibrant, enthusiastic and forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together on our beautiful campus.
We run professional development courses across a wide range of professional disciplines enabling you to enhance your understanding and competence and develop your knowledge and skills.
This link provides information about undergraduate fees for the academic year 2016/17. All fees are subject to annual review.
Overseas students applying for 2016 entry should please note that annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.
Learn more about financial support for your postgraduate studies, including funding from research councils and scholarship opportunities, along with other available loans and awards.
Our campus is a self-contained community where you can make the most of student life. With social and leisure facilities, cafes and restaurants, coffee bars and common rooms, you'll find everything you need.
The Students’ Union organises an exciting programme of activities, events and experiences for you to try - from creative workshops to trips abroad. Join a student society and you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people and try something different.
The Library & Learning Centre is the academic heart of the University, which also includes the AppleSeed bookshop and a popular ground-floor meeting area.
Here you’ll find a vast collection of books and journals plus you can access the electronic collection of books and journals on or off campus. There are silent areas for individual study, communal learning zones for group work, and bookable rooms.
The Library is open daily, staying open 24 hours a day during semester and for long opening hours during vacations and outside semester weeks. We have an academic librarian for each subject area who will introduce you to the Library and help you to find and use the information resources for your academic needs.
Welfare and Support
There are a range of services to support you during your stay throughout your time at University.
- Student Life Mentoring
- Health and Wellbeing
- Student Advice
International student support
With students from over 120 different countries, we’re proud to be one of the most culturally-diverse universities in the UK. Specialist staff in our International Office are here to help your throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.
International Student Advisors will offer professional advice on any matter that is particular to the international community — for example, immigration and visa issues, police registration, part-time employment regulations and any language or study skills problems.
They offer support from the moment you choose Surrey, throughout your studies and beyond graduation if you are looking for employment or further study in the UK.
We have over 5000 rooms of various types to suit all budgets. All our Courts, as we call the halls of residence at Surrey, are self-catering with shared kitchen facilities, except for the studio flats (band F) at Manor Park. Almost all rooms are single, although we also have 86 split-level shared rooms (called duplex rooms) in Stag Hill Court, and 40 studio flats at Manor Park that are suitable for couples.
Rooms are banded from A to E according to price and amenities. Details of typical rooms in each price band are available from the links below. Applicants may indicate their preferred Band and Campus of rooms, but should be aware that these are preferences only and we cannot guarantee to allocate exactly what has been indicated.
Accessible or adapted rooms
We have a number of rooms throughout the Courts that have been adapted to meet the requirements of students with disabilities, such as wheelchair accessibility or deaf adaptations. If you would like details of what support or adaptations are available, please contact the Additional Learning Support department to discuss your needs.
Keen to find out more about the University of Surrey? Then head along to one of the university’s open days, which take place throughout the year.
The university campus is on the edge of Guildford town centre, just off the A3 and only 9 miles from the M25. Guildford rail station is a 10-minute walk away, and there are frequent bus services between the campus, town centre and station. London is 40 minutes away by rail, and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are nearby.
Can't wait for the next Open Day?
If you apply to Surrey, you may be invited to an Applicant Day where you’ll have the chance to tour our campus, learn more about your area of study and meet our academics.
If you'd like to visit us before you apply, you can book a place on one of our weekly campus tours
"Science is definitely Surrey’s strong point." – Physics (with Nuclear Astrophysics) graduate
“I found it very hard to choose between Surrey and Sheffield, as they both gave me the same offer. But Surrey won in the end as the staff and students seemed really nice, the accommodation was good, and it has a brilliant sports park.” – current Law with Criminology undergraduate
“If you'd rather have some more privacy and don't mind the slighter higher price, go for Band D. It's very convenient having your own shower/toilet/sink all to yourself in your room. However, if money is tight then Band C is also a good choice. You have to share facilities, but there's almost always a free shower/toilet, so waiting for your turn is very rare.” – University of Surrey graduate
“I went to the open day back in June and again I absolutely loved the uni. The campus was gorgeous and loved how it was all so 'together'. I also enjoyed having a look round the town – it generally seemed like a nice place to live and study.” – prospective Children’s Nursing undergraduate
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