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Applicants and offer holders

Thank you for choosing to apply to Southampton and welcome to your applicant journey. Now that you have applied through UCAS you might be thinking what next?

To keep you updated with what happens now and so that you can get the most from your applicant journey we have created this section specifically for you. Here you will find a step-by-step guide to the undergraduate application and offer process, with details about the events and opportunities open to you now you are part of our community of applicant or offer holders.

Applicant journey steps

If you are a UK student, the following steps should guide you through the application and offer making process for an undergraduate degree at the University of Southampton.

If you are an international student these steps will differ.

Step 1: Applying

What happens once I have applied through UCAS?

UCAS will send you an acknowledgement and forward your application to us. You will also receive an acknowledgement email from us to let you know that your application has been received and is being processed. The Admissions Tutor and others in the Academic Unit you have chosen will consider your application carefully. You will hear back from us in two to six weeks depending on your programme of study.

Once you have completed your application and received your welcome letter from UCAS, you can use UCAS Track to keep up to date with your progress.

Who to contact with queries

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact the University of Southampton admissions office.

Step 2: Application response

As well as receiving notification in UCAS Track, we will send you an email with our response to your application. If you live in the United Kingdom, you will also receive a printed copy in the post.

As part of the offer process, we will also send you an invitation to a visit day. This will allow you to talk to the academics that will teach you and tour the labs, studios and lecture theatres in which you'll be studying.

For some subjects you may be required to attend an interview. If this is the case, you will be contacted by the faculty to which you have applied.

Step 3: Making your decision

UCAS recommend that you wait until you have received all of your offers before you make your decision. If you have any questions, please contact the University of Southampton admissions office.

Step 4: Replying to your offers

All deadlines are listed on the UCAS website.

You should also check your UCAS Track account regularly for key dates you need to be aware of.

If you accept an offer to study here, you will need to apply for accommodation by 1 July 2023.

Step 5: Your results

When you get your final results (on results day if you are studying A levels), you will be able to log into UCAS Track to find out if your place at Southampton has been confirmed. To find out about when you will receive an accommodation offer, please click here:

Applicants and offer holders visit

Subject Visit Days

These are a great opportunity for applicant and offer holders to see what their course offers and what studying at University is really like.

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