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Information for students from Taiwan

Find out about the Taiwanese 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) Senior High School Leaving Certificate, achieving an overall average grade of 70% in at least 5 subjects with a minimum of 75% in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course
Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics) Senior High School Leaving Certificate, achieving an overall average grade of 80% with a minimum of 80% in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)

Senior High School Leaving Certificate, achieving an overall average grade of 80% with a minimum of 80% in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course

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:

Senior High School Certificate with an approved foundation programme 
High grades in UK A levels, obtained in Taiwan
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB)
First year of an appropriate Taiwanese university degree with a GPA of 2.75 (70%) - 3.25 (80%) out of 4.0

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Bachelors degree with a GPA of 2.75 (70%) - 3.25 (80%) out of 4.0
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 Taiwanese student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Taiwan to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 73 Taiwanese 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 University of Southampton Taiwanese Students Association (Facebook log in required).

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

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SUROCUK

SUROCUK, the Taiwanese Student Union Republic of China United Kingdom, is the largest Taiwanese society throughout the UK. They hold grand events for Taiwanese students to gather together, such as Chinese New Year and local tours.

Interview from a Taiwanese Alumnus

Alumnus Cynthia Wang talks to Tim Greenwood, Manager at UKEAS (one of our representatives in Taiwan) about her experience of studying at the University of Southampton. Click on the link to watch the full interview on YouTube.

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