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The University of Southampton

The University of Southampton


The University of Southampton ranks 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2023, and it is in the top 20 universities in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2024). The University of Southampton is one of the founding members of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Over 300-degree courses are available for students at Southampton. It also offers some 400 internship opportunities each year to help students gain adequate practical exposure. The university employs outstanding lecturers who are often leaders in their specialist field, ensuring that students are aware of the latest research developments. Being a global university with a broad outlook and student-focused attitude, over 10,000 international students from more than 130 countries study at the university.

Join our community of staff, students, and researchers at the University of Southampton. As a global top 100 university, our expert academics and wide range of study options will help you achieve your goals.

Campus Features

Explore our campuses

We have 5 closely-connected campuses in the city of Southampton, 1 in the nearby city of Winchester, and 1 in the Malaysian city of Iskandar Puteri.

Where you'll study

Our campuses are where you'll have your lectures and classes. Each campus is a community of related subject areas, with study spaces, libraries, cafes and restaurants. Some also have gym and sports facilities. No matter which campus your studies are based at, you can use the facilities at any campus.

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our oldest and largest campus, located close to Southampton Common. It's the academic heart of our University and home to social events, sports facilities and our Students' Union.

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

Located near the green spaces of Southampton Common, Boldrewood Campus is our newest campus. It’s home to our engineering and maritime engineering courses and has a number of world-class testing and research laboratories.

Avenue Campus

Just minutes from the green spaces of Southampton Common, Avenue Campus is where our humanities courses are taught.

University of Southampton Malaysia

This campus offers business and engineering degrees to students, with split study in both Malaysia and the UK.


    Application steps

    Applying to university is an exciting time with lots to think about. With this in mind, we have created these steps as a guide to simplify the process.

    Step 1: Key dates and deadlines

    Starting in September 2023

    6 September 2022:

    From this date, you can submit your applications to UCAS for 2023 entry.

    15 October 2022 - Medicine courses:

    All applications to medicine courses need to be submitted by 15 October.

    If you apply after 15 October, your application will not be considered. For Medicine courses, you also have to complete the University clinical aptitude test (UCAT) before applying.

    25 January 2023 - majority of other courses:

    This is the 'equal consideration' deadline for most Undergraduate courses.

    If you apply after 25 January, we may not be able to consider your application.

    30 June 2023 – Final closing date for all new UCAS applications for 2023 entry

    If you apply for 2023 entry after this deadline, you will automatically be entered into Clearing.

    Step 2: Before you apply

    Make sure the course is right for you.

    Making sure the course is right for you is essential. Review the course details and don't be afraid to contact the faculty if you have any questions, we are always happy to help.

    Entry requirements and qualifications

    It is important that you check that your qualifications are accepted and your grades are in line with the course entry requirements. If you are an international student please also advise check the English language requirements before applying.

    Step 3: Preparing for your application

    UCAS information

    When you apply through UCAS, you will be asked for an institution name and number and course code. Having the UCAS information ready will make things quicker:

    • our code name is SOTON

    • our number is S27

    • course code can be found on the course page under 'Course facts'

    • the application fee is £27 if you are applying to more than one university or programme of study

    • the fee will be £22.50 if you are just applying to one programme of study at one institution

    Step 4: Applying and response times

    Submitting an application

    All undergraduate applicants, including international students, will need to apply online with UCAS. Once you have applied, UCAS will send you an acknowledgement email and forward your application to us. We will let you know that your application has been received and is being processed.

    Application response

    We aim to process your application within two to six weeks, but this will depend on when you submit it. Applications submitted in January, particularly near to the UCAS equal consideration deadline, might take substantially longer to be processed due to the high volume received at that time.

    Step 5: What happens next?

    After you apply

    You will be sent an invitation to an Applicant Visit Day* either after you apply or if you are made an offer to study, depending on your course and the time of year that you apply. This will allow you to talk to academics 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 directly by the faculty.

    Visa Requirements

    A Student visa is issued for a specific programme of study at a specific institution. The Student visa comes with conditions that students must adhere to. Breaching the conditions of the Student visa is an immigration crime.

    Conditions include:

    • Study - only permitted to study on the programme the visa was issued except for permitted programme changes (which must be reported to the UKVI)
    • Work conditions - permitted hours and restrictions on the types of work that can be done
    • Public funds - cannot claim public funds of any kind

    Students sponsored with a CAS for a Student visa must also:

    • Complete enrolment by undergoing a Right to Study check
    • Fully engage with their programme of study and attend all on-campus learning activities
    • Keep their contact details up to date (addresses, telephone, personal email)
    • Inform the University of any change to their immigration status

    Scholarships and Funding

    There are many ways that you can get help with the costs of studying. Your options will depend on the type of student you are, what course you’re studying and where you’re from.

    There are several ways for undergraduate students at Southampton to fund their studies and living costs. Financial support is available from the government and from the University.

    Funding for postgraduate students

    There are many ways for postgraduate students at Southampton to fund their studies and living costs. Financial support is available from the government, the University and external organisations.

    Funding for international students

    International students pay different fees to those from the UK or EU. You might be able to get help funding your studies from a variety of organisations. The options available to you will depend on whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

    Scholarships, awards and funding opportunities

    Scholarships, awards and loans can help to cover some or all of your costs while you study at Southampton. They can be offered in partnership with the University, by your government or an external organisation.

    The options available to you will depend on where you’re from and what you want to study. You might need to repay some of these and some might have conditions attached.

    Alumni Statistics


    16th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022; 15th in the Complete University Guide 2022, 18 subject areas in the top 10.

    78th in the QS World University Rankings (2023)

    The Guardian University Guide 2022, number one ranking for Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and a total of 7 of our subject areas in the top 10.

    These rankings make us the Top UK University in Malaysia.

    Student Testimonials


    • Highfield

      University Road, SO17 1BJ, Highfield

    • Winchester

      Park Avenue, SO23 8DL, Winchester