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Information for students from France

Find out about the French student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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If you have any questions about studying at the University of Southampton, please contact the International Office team.

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

If you do not have the traditional entry requirements for our undergraduate courses, you may be able to qualify by doing one of our foundation programmes first. To find out more, visit our foundation years page or contact the International Office team.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

UK A levels with grades from BBB to A*AA 
International Baccalaureate (IB) with grades from 30 to 38 
French Baccalauréat with a minimum grade of 12 Assez Bien - 15 Très Bien overall
French Baccalauréat avec Option Internationale with a minimum grade of 11.5 Assez Bien - 14.5 Très Bien overall
French Baccalauréat Technologique may be considered on a case by case basis

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes

Licence with minimum grade 12 / Mention Bien or Assez bien
Diplome d'Ingenieur / Diplome from a Grande Ecole with minimum grade 12 / Mention Bien or Assez bien - for some programmes, applicants may be considered after Year 2 of their Diplome studies 

UK 1st equivalent: 14/20
UK 2.1 equivalent: 12/20

PhD programmes Good grades in both bachelors and masters programmes (Master, Mastere Specialise, Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies or Diplome d'Etudes Superieures Specialisees) and a strong research proposal.

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Students from France who have achieved Baccalauréat l'Option Internationale – English grade 11+ may be exempted from additional English language requirements.

Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The French student community

We are pleased to welcome students from France to the University each year. 

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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We have a number of Erasmus partnerships with higher education institutions in France in certain subjects. For more details about our Erasmus partners in each country visit our Erasmus website

UCAS guides in your language

Visit the UCAS website to download a translated guide to studying in the UK


I am a student in University of Paris 8 and I wanted to spend a semester abroad within the Erasmus scheme. The University of Southampton was the best choice as it has good courses on European political issues and modern languages. It was really important for me as I am planning to work for European institutions. Then the quality of courses added to the really good infrastructure and environment were elements that really helped me in my decision.

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