International students

International students at Southampton

International success in Chemistry

With a global reputation for quality research, a network of partnerships across the world and students from over 100 countries, the University is an international institution. With a lively campus life and excellent facilities, it’s also a great place to study.

Chemistry's leading research work means that we are in professional contact with a range of universities and other institutions overseas.

Many of our staff have lived and studied in other countries, and we understand that choosing to study abroad can be a big step. We offer a range of support to help you enjoy your time at Southampton to the full.

We have a dedicated International Tutor, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about studying and living in Southampton. We aim to make all international students feel at home in Southampton and in our friendly student community. To ensure this happens as quickly as possible the University offers many support services.

The International Office

The University of Southampton's International Office can assist you with any queries you may have before you make a decision to apply or come to Southampton. For example, they can provide you with details of any exhibitions the University is attending so that you can have a face-to-face discussion with a University representative.

The International Office also runs the coach pick up service - Meet and Greet – where you will be met at London's Heathrow Airport and taken to the University. The service runs over the two days before the International Students' Welcome programme.

Support for international students

Once you arrive in Southampton, we aim to help you settle in quickly. We hold an International Students' Welcome programme just before the start of the academic year to help you to familiarise yourself with the University and meet other students before the start of your programme.

The Student Advice and Information Centre (SAIC) is where you will find the University's International Student Advisors who will be able to help you with any queries you may have on issues such as specialist food shops, opening bank accounts, insurance, and working in the UK.

Academic International Student Advisors will be available to assist you in academic matters.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

If you are a new postgraduate or MChem applicant subject to immigration control, you should check if you need to apply for an ATAS clearance certificate before you apply for a visa. For further information see the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.

Your offer letter should contain all the relevant information you need for the ATAS application but if you have any queries please contact us.

Studying at Southampton

We are a leading academic unit in a prestigious British university with an outstanding location on the South Coast of England.

Finding somewhere to live

We can offer comfortable and secure accommodation in our halls of residence, often guaranteed for your whole course.

Meeting one of our Representatives

You may be able to meet a University representative in your own country to find out more about us - see our schedule of visits.

Undergraduate study

Explore the range different undergraduate courses we offer

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Postgraduate study

Information about our PhD, MPhil and MSc degrees

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Key facts

There are over 140 different clubs and societies at the University of Southampton, 24 of these are international and specialise in a country or culture

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