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Information for students from Italy

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

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If you have any questions about studying at the University of Southampton, please contact the International Office team.

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

If you do not have the traditional entry requirements for our undergraduate courses, you may be able to qualify by doing one of our foundation programmes first. To find out more, visit our foundation years page or contact the International Office team.

Undergraduate entry requirements

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

UK A levels with grades from BBB to A*AA 
International Baccalaureate (IB) with grades from 30 to 38 
Diploma di Esame di Stato with grades of 80 - 95 

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes

Diploma di Laurea with an overall grade of 105 out of 110 and a minimum grade of 24 per subject - equivalent to a UK 2:1.

Diploma accademico di primero livello / Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti may also be considered. 

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 Italian student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Italy to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 166 Italian students studying with us. We also welcomed 28 Erasmus students from our Italian partner institutions.

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.

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

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Collaborations

We have a number of Erasmus partnerships with higher education institutions in Italy in certain subjects. For more details about our Erasmus partners in each country visit our Erasmus website

UCAS guides in your language

Visit the UCAS website to download a translated guide to studying in the UK

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