University of Surrey

International Study Centre

University of Surrey International Study Centre

Surrey is one of the UK’s leading universities, ranking tenth in The Guardian University Rankings 2018.

The University offers one of the most coveted professional training placement programmes in the world. 95% of Surrey’s 2015 UK graduates were in work (or further education) six months after they graduated (Higher Education Statistics Agency).


The benefits for you

  • Enjoy the prestige of graduating from one of the UK’s top-ranked universities
  • Living in Surrey gives you the best of both worlds: fresh air and countryside with easy access to the excitement of London
  • Build your real-world skills through the Professional Training placement programme
  • Access to excellent facilities, such as our library and learning centre and Surrey Sports Park, will enhance your university learning experience.

Living and Accommodation

The campus
Life on campus is friendly and fun. When you arrive you’ll be welcomed and soon make friends with students from all over the world. There are over 140 nationalities studying here and everyone contributes to the campus’ lively and diverse atmosphere.

Students at Surrey are committed to their studies and work hard. But once the work is done, it’s time to relax and make the most of your free time. Socialising on campus is easy with lots of space to be with friends and enjoy student life.

The location

Students tell us that studying at Surrey gives them the best of both worlds: the opportunity to live surrounded by beautiful English countryside and still have easy access to London, one of the most exciting capital cities in the world.

Just ten minutes’ walk from campus, Guildford is well loved by international students offering a vibrant blend of entertainment, culture and history.

London is approximately 35 minutes away by train. Whether you want to see a West End show, go on a sightseeing tour, visit a museum or enjoy a night on the town, Guildford is an ideal base for exploring the capital city.

How to get here

  • The main University campus, Stag Hill, is situated close to the Guildford mainline train station.
  • London Heathrow airport is around 20 miles away, and can be accessed via bus and train.
  • London Gatwick airport is around 35 miles away. Direct trains to Guildford run frequently.
  • Both London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports are less than 35 minutes away by taxi.


University accommodation on the main Stag Hill campus is arranged in groups of self-catered housing called Courts of Residence. All accommodation has been carefully designed to provide a comfortable and safe living space you can make your own. You can reach the International Study Centre easily from all the Courts of Residence, whether on foot or by bus.

Accommodation at nearby Manor Park is situated close to the Surrey hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, about one mile away (a 20-minute walk, short bicycle ride or a five-minute bus ride). There are 1,800 en suite rooms with easy access to Surrey Sports Park and a large supermarket.

Hazel Farm, just over three miles from the International Study Centre, provides a very affordable option with purpose-built student housing. There is a regular free bus service to and from campus.

Single en suite rooms at Manor Park and Stag Hill Campus cost from £135.50* per week. Shared houses or rooms with shared bathrooms mean there are options to suit every budget.

*These prices are subject to change. For the latest information, please visit

Average living costs – Guildford

  • Meal, inexpensive restaurant £15.00
  • Cappuccino £2.70
  • Bottle of water (0.33 litre) £0.95
  • Monthly travel pass (regular price) £58.00
  • Petrol (1 litre) £1.18
  • Monthly internet (10 Mbps, unlimited data, cable/ADSL) £28.35
  • Fitness club monthly fee £54.00
  • Cinema ticket £9.50
  • Monthly rent for a city centre apartment with one bedroom £920.00

Please note that all prices are approximations of averages sourced from and are subject to change.

Why choose the University of Surrey?

  • 10th in the UK
    (The Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • 19th in the UK
    (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • Ranked 7th
    (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018)

University Of Surrey

388 Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7XH