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The University of Southampton will only consider applications from students who have been nominated by their sending University. Please speak to your Tutor and Exchange Co-ordinator at your sending institution before applying. 

We accept applications from students who are studying at one of our partner institutions.

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If you are a student at one of the partner institutions, please speak to your Tutor and Exchange Co-ordinator at your sending institution before applying.

 Nomination and Application Deadlines

Period of Study Nomination Deadline Application Deadline

Semester 1 (September-January)

Full Year (September-June)     

15 March 15 May

 Semester 2 (January-June)

15 September 15 October

Application Process

  1. We receive your nomination from your sending institution.
  2. We will invite you to apply after receiving the nomination from your sending university.
  3. We will record and assess your application.
  4. You will be sent an offer letter which contains your student Identification (ID). This number will allow you to set up an email address and apply for University accommodation.
  5. Details about induction activities and arrival arrangements will be sent to you once you have accepted your offer. Please do not make any arrangements to come to Southampton until you have received an offer letter.

Required supporting documents

Please submit all documents below together with the application form.

*this can vary according to programme.

Tuition Fees

Incoming exchange students from one of our European or Non European partners do not pay tuition fees at the University of Southampton.



We guarantee accommodation in our halls or residence for exchange students. Explore our range of halls and apply.

Contact the University of Southampton exchanges team

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