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International students

Join the University of Southampton's vibrant international student community. You will receive a warm welcome and plenty of support to help you succeed.

Our international student community

Over 6,500 international students from more than 135 countries choose to study at the University of Southampton each year. In addition we have links with universities and partners around the world, making us a truly international institution.

The University of Southampton is one of a small group of universities chosen by the Home Office to join its Tier 4 visa pilot scheme. International students who are applying to study postgraduate taught programmes can benefit from this in several ways, including a longer post-study period and a simpler application process. 

We understand that studying overseas can be a big step. We run a special induction programme to help you settle in and find your way around. We also offer support throughout your time at university.

Find out about the student community from your country.

If you have any questions about studying here please contact us through the options below.

Use our online formMeet us in your countryTalk to a representative from your country

Course vacancies for 2018

We have limited places available on a number of our undergraduate courses for 2018.

If you already have your results and no offers from other universities you can apply now. View our vacancies and contact us to find out more. If you are waiting for your results you can register your interest to keep updated.

View current course vacancies

Arriving in the UK and settling in

Meet and greet

Before you arrive

What to do before arriving in the UK, including applying for accommodation and arranging a Meet & Greet service.

Student Services Centre

Getting support

Find out about our information and advice services and student support networks

Courses and English language support

See details of courses for international students, including foundation year and pre-sessional courses.

More about our courses

Find out how we can help you to improve your English language skills before you start your degree or while you study.

English language support

More information for international students

Students in a hall of residence kitchen

Accommodation

Explore our halls and see details of our accommodation guarantee

International student profiles

Past and current international students share their experiences of the University, their studies and the city.

Hear from our students

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