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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: Yes
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Additional Requirements: None
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: N/A
High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Research or Field Work Opportunities Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
Fall Semester Only
  • Exam assessment may be available in late December, instead of January, for certain disciplines and modules at Surrey.
  • Consult the Early Assessment Surrey Modules_Fall 2016 to see what disciplines are available for early assessment.
  • Request the current list of early assessment fall modules during your Surrey advising appointment.

Surrey 2015 - A Year in Review


The University of Surrey is located in the picturesque town of Guildford, about 35 minutes by train from London. The busy town center of Guildford is a 10 minute walk or a short bus ride from the campus. Guildford has a population of around 250,000 and is one of South-East England's top shopping centers. Guildford is set in the Surrey countryside, and is an ideal base for exploring the rest of the UK.



A strategic partner for NC State, the University of Surrey is one of the top UK universities. Surrey is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and is consistently voted by students as the most welcoming place to study. It is ranked in the top 10 among UK Universities by the Guardian, number one in employment 6 months after graduation, and offers world class research opportunities.  

The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialize. Safe and secure, the campus is home to 12,000 students from over 145 nationalities creating a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community. In addition to a vast Sports Park, Surrey also offers a 120-station health and fitness center including an extensive strength and conditioning area. As an exchange student, you will be part of a very active student life, just like other degree seeking students. Additionally, you will have access to trips and events especially for exchange students. To learn more take a virtual tour of campus!


Students at Surrey will enroll in classes primarily within one degree area.  Students are also able to enroll in additional classes within the same faculty (or college), and sometimes in an outside faculty, like Arts and Human Sciences. There are four faculties at the University of Surrey:

  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
  • Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Course options and syllabi are available in the Module Catalogue

Students must enroll in four courses (modules) at 7.5 ECTS to be considered full-time.

The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved for NC State students at University of Surrey.  Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department.  This list is not inclusive.  Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad.  Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.

Exchange students are encouraged to apply early for University of Surrey accommodation as placement cannot always be guaranteed. Successful exchange applicants will be sent their student number and a link to Surrey's online accommodation application form once all of the applications have been received.

University accommodation is arranged in groups of self-catered housing or ‘Courts of Residence’ on three sites:

  • Stag Hill campus (the main University campus)
  • Manor Park accommodation village (5 minutes by bus)
  • Hazel Farm (2 miles north/20 minutes by bus – free Guildford area bus pass provided to all residents)

The Courts of Residence are divided into blocks containing a number of flats/apartments. Each flat shares a kitchen and some share a bathroom. Ensuite rooms have their own shower and toilet. Rent includes personal possessions insurance, broadband connection, gas, electricity and water. Bedding, towels, and kitchen utensils are not provided, nor are meal plans--as all accommodation is self-catered. University accommodation is divided into different price bands. Go here to see further descriptions and images of rooms in each price band, or take a virtual tour.


Travel Docs

Students who enter the UK with a U.S. Passport will study under one of two visa categories. Students studying for a maximum of six months, and who WILL NOT be performing any kind of paid or unpaid work, work placement, or work experience during their studies will enter with the short-term student visa (most students fall into this category). Students who will study more than six months, or students who study less than six months but will work or intern in the UK are required to have a tier 4 visa. Your host institution will provide you with further visa instructions and procedures only after you have received their letter of official acceptance. Review the link below for further student visa information.

 Applying for a UK Student Visa


The estimated cost of attendance is shown in the budget sheets link at the top of this page. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad. Additionally, Surrey provides further information to help plan and budget cost of living expenses on their money matters page.

Additional scholarships for study in the UK are available through the UK-BUTEX organization.

Highlights Dates

The fall and spring terms at the University of Surrey are not exactly aligned with the NC State academic calendar. Students should consult the Surrey academic calendar for exact dates.

Fall Term
Approximate start date | mid-September
Approximate end date | late January

**Under specific circumstances, students may be eligible to study at Surrey during the fall semester only. See Fall Semester Only notes at top of page for further details and requirements.

Spring Term
Approximate start date | late January
Approximate end date | early June

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019
02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019
02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 09/29/2019 TBA TBA

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