Located on a beautiful lakeside campus, University of Surrey is a ten minute walk from the town of Guildford and just 34 minutes by train into central London. The campus has first-rate facilities for learning and teaching, library study, research, sports, arts and a vibrant social life. The carefully tended gardens and parkland blend seamlessly with playing fields, a picturesque lake, striking architecture and public art, making the landscaping a unique and much-loved feature of the university.
The Surrounding Area
Guildford is consistently viewed as one of the best places to live in Britain, offering a blend of entertainment, culture and history. Just 10 minutes’ stroll from campus, the town is well known as a safe and attractive place to live and work. Guildford offers a variety of restaurants and cafes- from the budget-friendly to the cool and upmarket. A frequent bus service links the town with the university campus and runs late into the night. Additionally, the town is just a 34 minute train from London and a 30 minute train from Heathrow airport.
With over 100 clubs and societies, students have a lot of opportunities to get involved on campus. From Surf Club to Ballroom and Latin Dance club, there are many ways for you to meet local students and other international students. Additionally, you’ll find that many of your needs are met right on campus with a mini shop, a bank, a laundry mat, a post office, and a doctor’s office. There are also plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or meet friends for a coffee on campus.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least sophomore standing at the time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 3.0+ GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange/study abroad program with Univ. of Surrey will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. They offer a range of undergraduate programs in the areas of business, digital media, economics, English literature & film, music, politics, sociology, criminology, media, and theatre. This university is AACSB accredited for business majors.
Students can stay in a variety of on-campus or off campus housing. The on-campus housing options are arranged through the university on the main campus and two other sites near by. The accommodation options provide students with a comfortable living space, but come in a variety of room types and price bands.
Academic Year Dates
Mid-September to Early June
Fall Semester Dates
Mid-September to Mid-December
Spring Semester Dates
Early February to Early June
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
- Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad.
With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.