We are very pleased that you have chosen to study at the University of Southampton and we are committed to ensuring that you have the best student experience here. We have a thriving international community including students from more than 100 countries across the world. We look forward to welcoming you to the University both in an academic and social context.
The Visa Guidance Team are experienced in supporting students and their dependants in succesfully applying to extend their visa in the UK as well as offering comprehensive advice on immigration issues.
We are continually developing this site to try and keep it up to date.
If you cannot find the information you require please contact us or make an appointment to see an adviser.
The visa guidance team has a great deal of experience in advising students about visa issues when coming to or staying in the UK
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
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.
While studying in the UK you may have other immigration questions you wish to discuss with the Visa Guidance Team
If your visa is due to expire before you have finished your course we can help you to renew your visa.
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.
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.
If you are a member of Academic or administrative staff who is unsure of how you can help a visa sponsored student, you may find these pages useful