University of Southampton

Make the ambitious choice

Looking for an international career? Here's why you should study at the University of Southampton.

Preparing you for a career

We are in the top 20 UK universities targeted by the largest number of top 100 graduate recruiters*.

 We are in the top 20 UK universities targeted by the largest number of top 100 graduate recruiters

*High Fliers Research 2013-2014

Take advantage of our network of over 190,000 alumni that spans 180 countries. Get the competitive edge when finding a job and be mentored by a graduate in a relevant career.

We encourage the development of enterprising, creative attitudes and a spirit of innovation. Take as many of the opportunities that we provide as you can to enhance your future career and employability.

Financial incentives

Southampton Merit Scholarships; worth £1,000

Our Southampton Merit Scholarships, worth a minimum of £1000, reward the highest achieving and most ambitious students.

You don't need to apply, just make University of Southampton your firm acceptance choice and exceed the grades contained within your offer to get a Southampton Merit Scholarship.

If you choose to study abroad or take part in an exchange you can take advantage of a £500 mobility grant and a guaranteed place in halls on return from a full year or semester away.

Study a language for free

Study a language for free alongside your degree programme

Study a language free of charge alongside your degree programme. You can start learning at a level that suits you from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.  The ability to speak another language will give you the edge in an increasingly competitive job market. Find out more about the value of studying foreign languages.

Take advantage of a flexible and personalised approach to learning. Our innovative curriculum with interdisciplinary modules and Major/Minor options are available to you to gain transferable skills that will prepare you for future careers.

Accommodation guarantee

We guarantee University accommodation for new undergraduates

We guarantee accommodation in our halls of residence for all first year undergraduate students if Southampton is either your firm or insurance choice. Other conditions do apply, see the full details about our accommodation guarantee.

With no utility bills to pay, and bars and social spaces within easy reach; we make your student experience even easier, by offering you the option to spend a second year in halls.

Join a diverse student community

There are 23,000 students at the University from more than 130 countries. Undergraduate students make up 16,435 of these with a gender split of 56% female, to 44% male. The total number of international students is 5,000.

There are 23,000 students at the UniversityOur students come from more than 130 countries44 per cent of our students are male, 56 per cent are female

Opportunities like studying abroad, clubs and societies and sports teams will help to meet and interact with our diverse student community. Take as many of the opportunities as possible to develop personally and hopefully make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Make the ambitious choice

Watch the video below to find out why we are the ambitious choice and where studying as an undergraduate could take you.