Welcome to the University of Southampton

Welcome to the University of Southampton

SSC are experienced in supporting students and their dependants in succesfully applying to extend their visa in the UK.

The information contained in this website is believed to be correct at the time of publication. For further information, please ensure that you refer to the relevant guidance and application forms from UKBA at the time of applying.  The University is not responsible for the content of external webpages or information published by government bodies.

Applying From Outside the UK

Applying from outside the UK

We can help you to understand the process of applying for entry clearance to come to Southampton to study.  These pages should give you all the information you need.

Pre-Sessional 2014

pre sessional students

Essential information, guidance and documentation for Pre Sessional students who are currently studying in their courses.

Deferring, Suspending or Changing your Studies


If you are considering changing what or where you are studying or deferring your place at the University of Southampton there may be implications to your visa.  It is important that you read these pages before you make your decision

Other Immigration Issues

other immigration issues

While studying in the UK you may have other immigration questions you wish to discuss with the Visa Guidance Team

Renewing Your Visa From Within UK

renewing visa

If your visa is due to expire before you have finished your course we can help you to renew your visa.

Registering With the Police

registering with the police

Many of you will find that your visa requires you to register with the police.  Here is some information about how to do this when you arrive.

Working in the UK

Working in the UK

Once you have completed your course you may wish to stay in the UK to work or return for your graduation ceremony, these pages will explain what you need to do to stay in the UK after you have completed your course.