University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Southampton , United Kingdom
  • 80
    Acceptance Rate
  • 25180
  • 20000
    Average Cost
  • 94
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


The University of Southampton currently has 17,535 undergraduate and 7,650 postgraduate students, making it the largest university by higher education students in the South East region. The University of Southampton Students' Union, provides support, representation and social activities for the students ranging from involvement in the Union's four media outlets, to any of the 200 affiliated societies and 80 sports. The university owns and operates a sports ground for use by students and also operates a sports center on the main campus.

Entry requirements

Applications for entry to our undergraduate courses starting in September 2020 can be submitted through UCAS.

Accepted qualifications typically include: GCE A levels and AS levels, Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, Welsh Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate Diploma, Cambridge Pre-U, Access to HE Diplomas, BTECs, many European and international qualifications, combinations of qualifications. If you are taking (or have taken) qualifications not listed on the course pages, admissions tutors will be happy to advise you on entry requirements for their courses.

The University of Southampton accepts the following English Language Tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) (International English Language Testing System)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) The University of Southampton does not recognise MyBest scores and will only accept scores taken in one sitting within the 2 years immediately preceding the programme start date.
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency and Advanced
  • Cambridge English First (FCE) – only acceptable to applicants applying for foundation year programmes
  • Trinity College London ISE (Integrated Skills in English)

The University does not recognise any test not listed above.  Secure English Language Tests must be dated within the two years immediately preceding the programme start date as set out in any offer letter issued by the University.

Scholarship & funding

Scholarships for international (non-EU) undergraduate students

The University offers subject-based scholarships for international undergraduate students to a maximum award of £3,000. You may also be eligible for funding that is specific to students from your country. This includes funding made available through the University's international partnerships with external organisations.

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Student life

Wondering what your first week of University life is going to be like? Watch this video for a student's point of view.