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Information for students from Latvia

Find out about the Latvian 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) School final grade of 8 out of 10 overall
Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics and geophysics) School final grade of 8 out of 10 overall with 8 out of 10 in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)

School final grade of 8 out of 10 overall with 8 out of 10 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:

UK A levels with grades from BBB to A*AA 
International Baccalaureate (IB) with grades from 30 to 38 
Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu with overall grade 8 - 9 in school exams plus 65% overall in state exam. Some undergraduate courses may request grades A - B or 70 - 85% in state exams for relevant subjects

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Magistra awarded before 2001 or Bakalaura started from 2003 onwards with a minimum overall grade of 7 or B
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 Latvian student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Latvia to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 13 Latvian 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.

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

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