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We know that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, your university journey is looking different to everything you have imagined, and as one of our international students, you may need extra information and support - please know that everyone here is working hard to make sure that life as a Solent student will be the amazing experience you deserve.

Hopefully you've already taken a look at our Solent in September page, where we've shared a first look at what campus and your studies will look like in the new academic year.

Below, you can also find some frequently asked questions that provide more details specifically for our international students. We'll be updating them regularly, so keep checking back - and we look forward to seeing you soon!

I am an international student and can't book an English language test because test centres are closed - what do I do?

We accept other equivalent tests or evidence of English language proficiency. More information on this can be found on our course entry statement.

We also accept the following tests:



Arrival in the UK - important information

From 8 June 2020, there are new rules in place for entering the UK due to Covid-19. The rules are for both residents and visitors to the UK and include 14-days' self-isolation on arrival. During those two weeks you will not be able to attend classes. You should take this into account when planning your journey to the UK. Further details, together with guidance on how to travel safely from the airport, are available at:

Financial support for international students

For help with setting up an instalment plan for your tuition fees you should contact the income team on: 

If you find yourself in financial hardship the student funding team may be able to help. Please contact them on explaining your situation and confirming your student ID number, visa type and its expiry date. 

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