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Applying to Solent

It’s not too late to apply. If you need a hand with your application to Solent, or you would like to make one, you've come to the right place. To make your life a bit easier, we've put together everything you need to know about applying to university.

Based in the stunning city of Southampton, Solent University is home to a global community of students from all walks of life. We've got award winning teaching, first class facilities, and strong industry links, making sure that we'll get you ready for employment with the skills employers are looking for.

Depending on where you are in your application journey, whether you're looking for a course, still need to register with UCAS, need a hand with your personal statement, fancy a peek at our open days, need a hand with finance and accommodation, or living in Southampton, don't panic, we've got all the info you need right here.

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Key dates to remember

UCAS Deadline

UCAS Extra opens

University decisions due

Reply to your offers

Applications after today are entered into Clearing

Last date to apply through Clearing

Clearing opens

Results day - SQA

Results day - GCE

UCAS Deadline
UCAS Extra opens
University decisions due
Reply to your offers
Applications after today are entered into Clearing
Last date to apply through Clearing
Clearing opens
Results day - SQA
Results day - GCE

Get ready to find your course

Before you apply through UCAS, you'll need to pick your course! Which is probably the most fun bit.

We have a few articles from our 52 Things To Do guide to help:

Choosing a career: Let's talk lifestyle

What are the different types of degree?

Make sure you explore our range today! And if you can't decide, you can use our course compare tool!

Explore our courses

Get ready for Solent

Student support

We offer a whole range of support for our students. Whether it's issues with your wellbeing, mental health or finances, our student services team are on hand to support you, whatever your needs.

Find out more

Life in Southampton

Southampton is an exciting city with lots to offer. There's great shopping, a buzzing nightlife and plenty of places to eat and drink. We're also close to the beautiful New Forest so you can go on lots of nice long walks and see all the ponies!

Explore Southampton

Get ready to finance your studies

Tuition fees can vary depending on what course you're studying, whether you're full-time or part-time, and where in the world you're arriving from.

If you're worried about your finances, there are bursaries and scholarships which you may be eligible for:

Bursaries and scholarships

We've got lots of information on hand to help you with paying your fees, as many students apply for student finance. Applications will open in March 2021.

Paying your fees

If you've got a spare couple of minutes, watch our video on applying for student finance.

Get ready to see Solent

Our virtual open days

Due to the pandemic, we've moved all our open days to the comfort of your sofa! Our open days are now all virtual. You can register for a live event, which is more interactive, or you can have a look at our on-demand open days if you're too excited to wait!

Open days

Virtual tours

We've got some amazing facilities at Solent and we've got a virtual tour available for you to have a wander through. It will give you a taste of what to expect when you get to campus.

Take a tour

Get ready to find your home

Home is where the heart is. At Solent we've got a range of accommodation to suit all needs.

Each of our student residences are a short walk away from the University and the city centre. 

There's a mixture of en-suite and non en-suite rooms and all come with fully equipped kitchens, common rooms and a place to do all your laundry. There's also a team on hand to help you with any problems you may be having.

We have purpose-built rooms on the ground floor of residences for those requiring accessible accommodation. For those with unseen disabilities, rooms can be reserved and fridges for medical purposes and visible or audible alarms can be fitted.

You can explore the different residences on our virtual tours below:

Take a tour

Get ready to make a statement

When you submit your application, you have to write a personal statement. It's a way for you to talk about your skills and ambitions and what makes you perfect for the course you want to study.

If you struggle writing about how great you are (and you are great!) we've got an article to help! We'll point you in the right direction to create the best personal statement that shows just how amazing you are:

Writing your statement

If you've started your personal statement and you're a bit stuck on what to write, or you're still staring at a blank page, you may be struggling to find the motivation to finish. 

But don't worry, we've got all the information you need to help you get started, get inspired and get motivated. We're on hand to help you every step of the way through your application journey. 

Get motivated

Get ready to register

It only takes about 15 minutes.

Before you can apply to Solent, you'll need to create your UCAS account. Simply visit UCAS (or use this link) and use their registration system to get your account started!

The application fee is £20 for a single choice, or £26 for more than one choice. 

If you've also got a spare three and a half minutes, check out our bitesize video on applying to uni:

Chat to our students

If you have a question about studying at Solent, or living in Southampton, there's no one better to answer it than our current students. From living in halls, to the best places to eat, the societies available, and sports teams options, they've got it all covered. Click on a student below to find out more and start chatting.

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