University of Surrey

Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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 are discovered here – we look forward to sharing them with you.



The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late nineteenth-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London.


We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Surrey.

You might also be interested in our:

  • International Foundation Year
  • Pre-sessional English programmes
  • English Language Support Programme


Surrey has a strong research environment that supports and promotes activity across the University.

Our Research and Enterprise Support department provides a range of services and is a gateway to working with the University on research projects.

We also have a range of leading facilities and resources that allow us to conduct world-class research in a broad array of fields. These include those housed at Surrey Research Park, a major centre of excellence in technology, science, health and engineering.


Our on-campus Employability and Careers Centre is staffed by professional careers advisers who will help you to identify your skills and strengths and find the right opportunities.

The Employability and Careers Centre offers a variety of services to students including:

  • One-to-one careers guidance
  • Employer presentations on campus
  • Two annual careers fairs
  • Skills workshops
  • Online vacancy bulletins
  • Careers talks
  • CV help
  • Practice interviews

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (4)
Computer Science & IT (1)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)


Student services

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.

Housing services

We offer a wide range of student accommodation and do everything we can to help you feel at home on campus.

Whether you live at Stag Hill, Manor Park or Hazel Farm, fantastic University facilities, beautiful open spaces and Guildford’s lively town centre are only a short walk or bus ride away.

Living in student accommodation is a great way to meet new people, spark friendships and find your feet.

Our accommodation is spread across three sites in Guildford. Rooms are available in a range of price bands, so you can highlight your preferences based on what you can afford.

Library services

The University of Surrey Library and Learning Centre is the academic hub of our campus.

We’ve invested £16 million in the Library over the past five years to create a state-of-the-art learning environment.

ICT services

From 12pm on the 7th December, University IT will be taking pre-orders for the brand new ResNet Wi-Fi Access kits, which will give you wireless access in your room.

For just £15, you will be able to connect to the internet ALL your devices including laptops, smartphones, tablets and games consoles via secure wireless. You will have to buy the device but it is yours when you leave accommodation.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Surrey’s beautiful campus offers students the best of both worlds. Our safe, self-contained student community is just ten minutes’ walk from Guildford town centre.

Guildford is perfectly placed to take advantage of all that the region has to offer whilst being only 34 minutes by train from Central London and a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.If you fancy a trip to the beach at Brighton you can be there in under 90 minutes. If you’re fascinated by Stonehenge or always wanted to wander around Hampton Court Palace then you can be there and back within a day.

Surrey won the award for ‘Best University for University Facilities’ at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2015.

Sports facilities

The £36 million Surrey Sports Park offers state-of-the-art sporting facilities including:

  • 50m swimming pool
  • New £500,000 gym
  • Indoor climbing centre
  • Three multi-purpose sports arenas
  • Six glass-backed squash courts
  • Eight floodlit outdoor tennis courts
  • Three floodlit artificial grass pitches
  • Ten grass pitches and a cricket square
  • 60m sprint track
  • Three multi-purpose exercise studios
  • Spinning studio

Student clubs

The Students' Union lies at the heart of the university community. They provide a diverse programme of activities, entertainment and volunteering opportunities, including a choice of 100societies and 47 sports clubs.


Surrey Business School is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Guildford, England, United Kingdom