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Applying to Solent

The UCAS deadline is Wednesday 26 January at 6pm (UK time). Depending on where you are in your application journey, whether you're looking for a course, still need to register with UCAS or need a hand with your personal statement, we've got all the info you need right here.

Our guide will take you through the steps of getting your application ready for submission and let you know what happens if you miss the deadline.

Don't miss the UCAS deadline What happens after the UCAS deadline

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:

Get ready to find your course

Explore our open days

Our virtual and on campus open days offer the perfect opportunity to find out more about what studying at Solent is really like.

You'll have the chance to hear from our highly experienced academics, who will take you through our courses in detail, chat to our students, explore our state-of-the-art facilities, and find out more about our accommodation options.

You can claim up to £50 in Amazon vouchers when you attend a physical open day.

Book your place

Get ready to make your 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.

We've got all the information you need to help get you started, get inspired, and get motivated. Take a look at our 52 Things to Do guide on writing your personal statement - part 1 has tips and advice to get you started and part 2 helps you with finding the motivation to begin writing it.

You can also get help with writing your personal statement from our friendly recruitment team!

Personal statement hub

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 - A levels

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 - A levels

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:



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 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

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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