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University of Surrey International Excellence Award (Postgraduate), UK 2024

Application is now open for the University of Surrey International Excellence Award (Postgraduate). Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Surrey and Scholarship

The University of Surrey, a distinguished public research institution located in Guildford, Surrey, England, boasts a rich history and a commitment to academic excellence. Established in 1966 with the receipt of its royal charter, the university’s roots can be traced back to Battersea College of Technology, originally situated in Battersea Park, London. The institution’s origins delve even further into history with Battersea Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1891, dedicated to providing further and higher education in London, especially for its less privileged residents.

As a member of the Association of MBAs and the University Global Partnership Network, the University of Surrey has positioned itself as a key player in the academic landscape. The main campus, located on Stag Hill near the center of Guildford and adjacent to Guildford Cathedral, serves as the focal point for academic activities. Additionally, Surrey Sports Park, situated at Manor Park, functions as the university’s secondary campus.


The University of Surrey has distinguished itself as a major hub for satellite and mobile communications research. Collaborating with King’s College London and the Dresden University of Technology, the institution is at the forefront of developing 5G technology globally. Moreover, the university has forged formal partnerships with institutions worldwide, exemplified by the Surrey International Institute, established in collaboration with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.

Noteworthy achievements in research have earned the University of Surrey three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, and the 2021 Research Excellence Framework saw the institution rise 12 places to 33rd in the UK for overall research quality. A remarkable 41% of the university’s research outputs were classified as “world-leading.”

The University of Surrey has consistently ranked among the top 60 in major university compilations in the United Kingdom, securing positions such as 39th in The Times and Sunday Times, 34th in The Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide, and 54th in The Guardian University Guide for 2021. International rankings reflect a steady improvement over the past five years, with subjects like Hospitality and Leisure Management and Petroleum Engineering achieving top-20 rankings.

The university’s commitment to fostering global talent is evident in its scholarship programs. The £5,000 fee waiver scholarship, open to self-funded international fee-paying students of any nationality, underscores the institution’s dedication to supporting diverse and deserving students. The scholarship application process involves a panel that carefully considers and awards scholarships to deserving candidates, further reinforcing the University of Surrey’s commitment to academic excellence and inclusivity.

Details about the University of Surrey International Excellence Award (Postgraduate):

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Surrey, UK

Scholarship Value: Up to GBP 5,000 fee waiver

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters, Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Surrey, UK

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Surrey International Excellence Award (Postgraduate)

Candidates are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be eligible for the University of Surrey International Excellence Award (Postgraduate):

  • Students must pay their fees from abroad.
  • The offer to pursue a full-time master’s degree should be made by the student (part-time, distance-learning courses and the MBA are not included).
  • Students need to be self-funded.
  • The Surrey International Study Center shouldn’t send students there.

Application Procedure for the University of Surrey International Excellence Award (Postgraduate)

From November 2023 forward, applications will be assessed every month. Filling out the scholarship application form requires that you have an offer from the university. 

Note: Applications will not be evaluated if applicants do not have a current student ID and offer.

The Submission Deadline is: June 15, 2024

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