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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)||Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya amma), achieving at 80%|
|Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics)||Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya amma), achieving at least 80% in maths and physics|
|Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)||Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya amma), achieving at least 80% with a minimum score of 80% in both maths and a science subject
Please note that this course does not progress to an undergraduate degree in medicine. If you are interested in studying medicine at degree level you are advised to consider BSc Biomedical Sciences
|English language requirement for foundation years||IELTS 5.5 in all four components, TOEFL 72 with Writing 17, Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20 or equivalent UKBA recognised language test|
Undergraduate entry requirements
To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:
|Secondary School Leaving Certificate and successful completion of a recognised foundation programme|
|Two Year Diploma with an overall grade of at least 70%|
|High grades in UK A levels|
|Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB)|
Postgraduate entry requirements
|Masters programmes||Bachelors degree with a graduating GPA of at least 2.75
If students have a 2.80 GPA out of 4.0 or a 3.5 GPA out of 5.0 with 2 years' work experience they may 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.
We are pleased to welcome students from Oman to the University each year. During 2013/14, there were 14 Omani 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 Southampton University Islamic Society and can find out more on the Isoc Southampton Facebook page.
Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.Web links
Najo Al-Sulaimani, MSc Human Resource Management, School of Management
“I decided to come to the University of Southampton because of its overall ranking and popularity as one of the leading research universities in the UK.
The University has a very nice campus with a lot of services for students such as a huge library, a sports centre and very useful societies to join. One of the most enjoyable aspects of studying here was the level of support offered by staff and tutors.”