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Incoming students

Use this page to find out how to apply to study at the University of Southampton as part of your degree, whether it be on a fee waiver exchange programme, as a fee paying study abroad student, or during the summer.

If you are interested in visiting as a research student, please visit the Doctoral College website

Why choose Southampton?

Discover what makes us a world-class research university ranking among the UK's best and how we can enhance your career prospects for a successful future.

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Apply to study with us if you are studying at one of our exchange partner universities.

Study abroad

Study abroad

Apply to study with us for a semester or a full year on a non-exchange programme.

Summer schools

Summer schools

Apply to study with us for three to four weeks during the summer.

Free online learning

Free online learning

Take the opportunity to sample learning with us with our free online learning packages.

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Arriving in the UK

Learn about our warm welcome for our international students and how we help you settle in. 


We guarantee accommodation in our halls of residence for Study Abroad and Non Erasmus Exchange students.    

Key dates

Find out more about exams, closure and term dates.

Living costs

Find out more about how much will it cost you to live in Southampton.

Campus Tour

Visit our Virtual Open Day page to take a virtual campus tour on your own, or watch our campuses commented tours on YouTube.

Virtual campus tour

Incoming students guide

Download our guide for incoming exchange and study abroad students, which includes details on how to apply, module availability, accommodation and practical information.

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