University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. Situated on a beautiful and vibrant campus, it is also home to the double-accredited Surrey Business School.



The University of Surrey’s world-leading research and highly employable graduates contribute to how society adapts and solves the global challenges facing humanity.


The university is focused on delivering an excellent student experience that sets our graduates up for successful lives. We are among the top universities in the UK for graduate employability – delivering consistently award-winning industry placement and careers schemes that contribute to 86.6% of our students finding graduate-level employment or continuing education and research opportunities after graduation.

A focus on research that makes a difference to the world has contributed to Surrey being ranked 9th in the UK and 46th in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2023, and our investment in the student experience has resulted in the University being ranked in the UK:

  • 4th in the National Student Survey 2023 (for overall student satisfaction – read more here)
  • 13th in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • 22nd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
  • 24th in The Guardian University Guide 2023
  • top 250 in the 2024 QS World University Rankings.


Situated on the main Stag Hill campus, Surrey Business School shares the same high standards as the rest of the university, with the vision to be a leading interdisciplinary UK business school, and to create a positive and lasting impact in business and beyond. The Business School holds accreditation from both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and its Athena SWAN Bronze Award recognises the work undertaken to create an inclusive culture that values all staff.

Surrey Business School’s 120 academics and professional staff and 2,500 students strive to fulfil its purpose of inspiring and enabling positive change towards business and society, and individuals and organisations, both locally and globally.

Surrey Business School is ranked:

  • top 10 in the UK for business and economics in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2023
  • top 10 for research outputs and top 20 for real-world impact of our business research in the Research Excellence Framework 2021
  • 67th in the world in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2023
  • top 100 in the world for management in the Shanghai Global Rankings 2022.

Chevening and the University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is proud to work with Chevening, as part of its aim to support individuals who show potential to inspire, inform, and influence positive change.

Fulfilling the opportunity to study at a UK university, Chevening Scholars will become part of a global network of over 55,000 Chevening Alumni, as well as Surrey’s thriving 136,000 strong alumni community.

The University of Surrey

The long-established Surrey-Chevening partnership has continued to grow over the past 10 years.

Since 2012, scholars from over 45 different countries have studied with us across 40 different programmes, representing our commitment to develop global leaders in a diverse range of disciplines.

Surrey Business School

Our Business School is committed to supporting those with the ability to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion-formers in both the private and public sector.

The Surrey-Chevening partnership enables Surrey Business School to develop key business networks and enhance its international reputation.

As part of its vision to become a leading interdisciplinary UK Business School and create a positive and lasting impact in business and beyond, partnering with a scheme as prestigious as Chevening is a rewarding opportunity to welcome dedicated scholars to a truly global collegiate community of students and staff from across the world.

Surrey Business School welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries wishing to study on our MBA programme from the 2024/25 academic year.

The Business School is generously co-funding a number of unique awards specifically supporting its one-year MBA programme. Applicants chosen for this award will not be required to make a contribution to the MBA tuition fee.