International students

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International students. Worth the journey

The University offers a cosmopolitan, friendly and dynamic environment and is committed to making all international students and their families feel at home in Southampton.

We have a thriving and diverse international community, welcoming thousands of EU and international students. We are part of the Worldwide Universities Network, a grouping of internationally excellent research institutions which attract top-notch researchers from across the world. Currently, we work with international institutions, businesses and industrial organisations in more than 80 countries.

Our students come from more than 130 different nations and our network of university partnerships stretches across the globe. Of our 22,000 students, nearly 10% are international. Our academic staff and research groups have extensive international connections and reputations.

Visit the University's International Office website for further information.

World Wide

World Wide

English Language courses

If English is not your first language, you can develop your language and study skills by attending one of our English language courses that we run throughout the year.

Guaranteed accomodation

We guarantee accommodation to all new international postgraduates from outside the EU for the full normal duration of your studies and to EU students for your first year at the University.

“The University of Southampton is a truly international institution with a global reputation for excellence in leading-edge research. ”

Chris Stephens, Associate Dean

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Meet us in your country

We travel overseas every year to meet students, partner universities and alumni.


Find out about our next trips

You will need to ensure that your qualifications and English language skills meet our entry requirements.


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Studying at Southampton

Studying at Southampton