Every year we welcome international students from all over the world on our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. If you need to improve your English language and study skills, our pre-sessional or foundation courses can help you to get ready for your degree.
At the University of Southampton we are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience. You will learn from leading academics and benefit from innovative learning methods. Watch the video to find out what our international students think about studying at Southampton.
As an international student you can apply for any of our undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses as long as you meet the entry requirements. Visit the courses section to find the right degree for you.
We also offer foundation years and pre-sessional courses that are specially designed to help you reach the required level of English language and academic ability for entry onto your main degree. Find out more below.
You could also choose to study here as part of a study-abroad or exchange scheme.
You will find information about entry requirements on the web pages for your chosen course. You can also visit the page for your country to find out about entry requirements.
Our one-year foundation years can help you meet the entry requirements for one of our undergraduate degree courses. There are three foundation year courses to prepare students for different areas of study.
International Foundation Year
For EU and international students in law, arts, humanities, management and social sciences
Engineering, Physics, Geophysics
The start of of a four-year BEng/BSc or five-year MEng/MPhys for UK, EU and international student
Pre-sessional courses for undergraduate study
These short courses take place before the academic year begins and will help you meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree.
Art and design pre-sessional course
Prepare to study art or design over six or 11 weeks at Winchester School of Art
Preparing for postgraduate study
Improve your language and research skills to prepare you for postgraduate study in the UK.