Applying to GSA
Please refer to the relevant programme page for information on how to apply.
Yes; we audition every applicant. Each year, GSA is able to offer a very small number of places to students who do not meet the A level requirements based on their particularly exceptional performance at audition. These places are offered at the discretion of the audition panel.
You will be sent an email with instructions to set up your Surrey Applicant Portal. You will need your University of Surrey application number in order to set this up. You will then need to pay your audition fee, and then we will schedule your first audition. If you are successful in your first audition, you will be recalled for a further audition on a different day and following this a decision will be made on your application.
Yes. You will need to submit a new application via UCAS and attend another audition. We don’t consider the previous application and you will be auditioned as a new applicant.
No. You must apply in the academic year before you want to start at GSA.
Yes, you can apply for more than one course in the same year. You will need to pay an audition fee for each course.
GSA welcomes candidates who have English as a second language. However, it must be emphasised that fluency and accuracy in the English language is essential. This should be matched by an extensive vocabulary, text awareness and a genuine desire to work on improving the language.
If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence that you meet the University of Surrey’s English language requirements that are stated on the relevant programme pages.
The University of Surrey has an IELTS test centre on campus. If you have IELTS at 0.5 below the required level for your programmes and at no lower than 0.5 below the level in any single component, you will meet our English requirements upon subsequent successful competition of the University of Surrey’s ten-week pre-sessional English programme, PS10, without the need to take another IELTS test. Find out more about Surrey’s pre-sessional programmes.