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Information for students from China

Find out about the Chinese student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements 

International Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate degree in management, humanities, arts and social sciences)

National Senior High School Certificate (three years), achieving an overall Grade B (80%) with minimum B (80%) in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course. Students completing two years of Senior High School should have achieved 85%

Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics) National Senior High School Certificate (three years), achieving an overall Grade B (80%) with minimum B (80%) in maths and physics. Students completing National Senior High School Certificate (two years) should have achieved 85% overall with minimum 85% in maths and physics
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)

National Senior High School Certificate (three years) achieving 80% overall, with 80% in both biology and chemistry

Please note that this course does not progress to an undergraduate degree in medicine. 

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

UK A levels obtained in China 
International Baccalaureate (IB): Between 28 and 38 points 
First year of a relevant degree from a high ranked Chinese university, with an average grade of at least 70-80% 

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Bachelors degree awarded by a high ranked Chinese university with an average grade of at least 70-80% 
PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Chinese student community

We are pleased to welcome students from China to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 2834 Chinese students studying with us.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups. You may be interested in joining the Chinese Student Scholar Association.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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Before I started this MSc, I had been working in Tianjin Environmental Protection Agency, China, for more than five years. The University of Southampton's reputation for teaching and research motivated me to spend one year at Southampton. I really enjoyed my MSc although it is hard work!

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