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University of Surrey


120 years: a history of shaping the future


Good University Guide


Surrey in the league tables


The University of Surrey has achieved 12th place ranking in the joint Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013 league table - up from 26th position in the Times and 21st in the Sunday Times last year.


Surrey is ranked number two in the South East, second only to Oxford. The league table is based on performance in a number of key areas, covering student satisfaction with the quality of teaching and academic feedback, course content and facilities, graduate job prospects and the quality of research.


The Times and Sunday Times also shortlisted Surrey as one of five finalists for the University of the Year. This follows hot on the heels of Surrey’s success in entering the Guardian’s University League Table’s top ten for the first time in June 2013, achieving 8th place.


Best research in key areas


Our campus hosts major national facilities such as the Ion Beam Centre, which academics from other universities come here to use. These facilities allow our award-winning researchers to change the world in important fields such as safe water, sustainable energy, communications, disease control and health.


Best placement programme


Our Professional Training placement programme is admired by other universities all around the world. Over 1000 partner organisations work with us to provide students from all parts of the University with vital experience of the professional environment. What makes our Professional Training placements so good? They’re built into your degree programme, not bolted onto it.


Best campus investment


Since 2006, our major investments include: £12m Ivy Arts Centre and Guildford School of Acting; £36m Surrey Sports Park, host to 15 teams; £35m 5G Research Centre for the next generation of mobile communications; £47m School of Veterinary Science; £70m Manor Park student village; £13m new Library & Learning Centre.


Best-ever student satisfaction scores


Our students are declaring themselves happier with their University of Surrey experience than ever before, according to the National Student Survey (NSS). The overall satisfaction rate reported by our final year students rose by an astonishing 15% between 2006 and 2012*, pushing us


up the NSS league table 81 places. Amongst the most satisfied are


accounting, tourism, biosciences and mathematics students.


National Student Survey 2013


Our students are more satisfied than ever after a third successive increase in the National Student Survey 2013. We moved up to the top ten in the country for student satisfaction. Our students in Accounting, Tourism, and Biosciences have an impressive 96% satisfaction rate, and Mathematics proved the best-performing subject with 97%. Teaching in Politics received a near-perfect 99% satisfaction score.


Officially impressive research


The last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) brought official recognition for the quality of our research. The RAE rated 99% of our research units world-leading, internationally excellent, or recognised either nationally or internationally, and placed 4 of our research areas in the UK’s top 10.


About the International Study Centre and Pathway to Education

Why study at an International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers international students, on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and, postgraduate courses and is part of the university. The preparatory courses will provide, you with the necessary academic skills and English language, tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

Qualifications around the world do not always match with UK qualifications and quite often to gain entry into a top rated university, students need to follow a pathway.


There are several stages to a pathway.

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's Degree from Anglia Ruskin University. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.


Foundation or Stage1 - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.


Diploma Year 1 (International Year One) - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for drirect entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.


Pre Masters -  is a 6 month or 9 month programme for students who have a 1st degree, but whose degrees are not equivalent to a UK degree. Generally 1 or terms additional learning is required in order to follow onto a master degree. The offer is made with a conditional of progression upon successful completion. Successful completion leads to the master degree which in the UK is normally 9 months.

English Language - A pressional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the mnimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

Pathway Programmes




Business Economics Law and Politics


Engineering Science and Mathematics



Progression Degrees


Business Economics Law and Politics




Engineering Science and Mathematics










Entry Requirements

Foundation Year



Bangladesh: Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 60% with passes in 4 or more subjects and minimum of 50% in relevant subjects such as Maths and Sciences


International: Former IB Diploma/Certificate: The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate and the Diploma Programme Course :  26 points

IGCSE 5 passes at A-C in relevant subjects (with a minimum C in Maths for Engineering pathway)


English Language

IELTS: 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all subskills)

Pearson Test of English: 51 (min 46 in all subskills)

English Language Preparation

1-term ELP + IFY IELTS 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

2-term ELP + IFY: IELTS 4.5 (minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent







Dates and Prices

Start Dates: Sept and Feb each year


All prices are in pounds sterling (GBP).







2014/15  2015/16
Tuition prices International Foundation Year Business, Economics, Law & Politics  £13,665  £14,500
Engineering, Science and Mathematics  £14,550  £15,435
English Language Preparation per semester- September 2013  £4,510  £4,767
University-managed accommodation Band A - Basic shared room without washbasin per week**  £67  
Band B - Basic single room with washbasin per week**  £85  
Band C - Single room per week**  £99.50  
Band D - En-suite room per week**  £127.50  
Band E - Larger En-suite room per week**  £155.50  
Band F - Self contained studio per week**  £191.50  
Supplements StudyCare insurance per week  £8  
Airport pickup - one-way transfer London Gatwick (LGW)  £69  
London Heathrow (LHR)  £64  
IELTS test At the end of the English Language Preparation and International Foundation Year Paid directly to the IELTS Test Centre.  £125  


* Please note that tuition fees do not include the cost of text books.
** For calculation purposes please note that an average tenancy length is 39 weeks.


2015/16 Tuition Fees are valid from January 1st, 2015 for programmes commencing from September 1st, 2015 and are in £ sterling, unless specified as Euros. The Enrolment Fee will be £170 for UK ISCs from January 1st, 2015.





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