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Information for students from Thailand

Find out about the Thai 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)

Mathayom 6 (M6) 75 Units - Overall GPA of 2.75 - 3.0/4 with GPA 3.0 in relevant subjects or 65% overall with 70% in relevant subjects.

Mathayom 5: Overall GPA of 3.0 with 3.25 in relevant subjects, or 70% overall with 75% in relevant subjects.

Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics)

Mathayom 6 (M6) school leaving certificate with overall GPA of 3.0 or above, and a minimum of 3.0 grade point in Mathematics and relevant Science-stream subjects.

Mathayom 5: Overall GPA 3.25 with 3.25 in Mathematics and relevant science-stream subjects.

Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses)

Mathayom 6: Overall GPA 3.0 out of 4.0, and GPA 3.0 in relevant subjects
Mathayom 5: GPA 3.25 out of 4.0, and GPA 3.25 in relevant subjects

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:

Average ABB to AAA in UK A levels 
Between 32 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes

Bachelors degree awarded by a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0

UK 1st degree equivalent: GPA 3.3 - 3.5 depending on awarding institution
UK 2.1 degree equivalent: GPA 2.8 - 3.0 depending on awarding institution

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 Thai student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Thailand to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 162 Thai 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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