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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

  • M Tourism, Hotel and Event Management
    Semester 2, 2019
  • B Business Management/International Hotel & Tourism Management
    Semester 1, 2019
    Make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity and make as many friends as possible!
  • B International Hotel & Tourism Management
    Semester 2, 2018
    Experiences rarely go the way you plan, but they will always be memorable!

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

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

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. 

Study areas taught in English

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

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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. 

The Which? Student Budget Calculator is also a useful tool to help you create a budget and manage your finances while studying in the UK.

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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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 the Global Experiences team 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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.