University of Surrey

United Kingdom

Language of instruction


The University of Surrey is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It is one of the UK’s top scientific and technological universities.

Based out of a beautiful lakeside campus, the University is a ten minute walk from Guildford town centre and just 35 minutes by train into central London.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) February–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–January/February

View Surrey's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Surrey has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

60 credits at Surrey is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5 to study at Surrey.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Surrey course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Business information systems
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Aerospace engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Information technology
Mechanical engineering
Software engineering
Exercise science
Nutrition science
Communication, digital media and PR
English literature
Film, TV and media
International relations
Political science
Computer science
Food science
Mathematics and statistics

Course restrictions

The following areas are not available for study:

  • Biosciences
  • Chemistry
  • Guildford School of Acting
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Veterinary medicine
  • and some School of Arts courses such as Digital Media, Creative Music Technology and Sound Recording. 

Additional academic information

Surrey has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Exchange students are eligible to apply for University of Surrey accommodation, but it is not guaranteed. Visit Surrey's accommodation webpage to explore the university housing options or use the University of Surrey Lettings service to search for private accommodation. 

Cost of living

The University of Surrey provides a guide of average living costs that students can expect to encounter while on exchange. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students studying at the University of Surrey can apply for a scholarship through BUTEX. BUTEX offers a number of £500 scholarships to students studying on exchange at member institutions.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Information relating to NHS entitlements can be found on the University of Surrey's exchange preparation webpage

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Surrey provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the British High Commission for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.