University Guide

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is based in Guilford England. It has had university status since the 19960's and before that was known as Battersea College of Technology, when it was located in London. It has developed an excellent reputation and attracts almost 15,000 students to its attractive campus location.

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University of Surrey

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Surrey .

  • Rankings

    The University of Surrey ranks in 32nd place in the Times Higher Education UK 2024 and in the top 250-300th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024.

  • Employability

    The Employability and Careers support works with students and industry partners in tandem to achieve recruitment opportunities and support students. On offer are job support, application support, CV support and careers workshops.

  • Fees

    The university provides a comprehensive overview of its fee structure here.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Surrey offers a wide range of 12 different scholarships and funding opportunities which can be found here. Also available are studentships which are funding opportunities with more specific requirements for example the Molecular Level design of Materials for Lithium-Sulphur batteries scholarship.


The University of Surrey offers long term single/double and shared bedrooms as well as short term ones and family/couple accommodation. Prices range from £74 per week (Stag Hill Duplex shared bedroom) to £256 per week (Manor Park Block Self Contained Studio Flat).

Students' Union

The Students’ union has a reputation for being one of the most vibrant in the UK. It has great bars and a large venue. It also offers 169 different sporting and society opportunities, as well as wellbeing and support to students:

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University of Surrey  Students' Union
University of Surrey  Students' Union

Famous for

Notable graduates of the University of Surrey include John Pickett and Ameenah Gurib


The University Of Surrey happily announced that their professor Faith Gibson was selected into the 2020 Class of Fellows. She is one of only four nurses in the UK to recieve the honour.

AFS says

"An amazing campus and a top quality academic experience, students at the University of Surrey also have access to one of the best Students' Unions in the UK".

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