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We have a large community of international students here at Southampton Solent University and understand that the process of relocating to a new country can be challenging. Students coming from China can find a range of advice about obtaining a visa and studying in the UK right here on the Solent website.

For more specific advice about coming from China to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's China offices or our own international advice team.

Entry requirements

As a general guide, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British high school A-levels. A portfolio is also required for most of our art and design courses.

Students with a good Senior High School Diploma and an IELTS of minimum 5.5 may be eligible for a foundation year (level 0 of a bachelor's degree) or an HND programme.

For postgraduate courses, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree.

Visa information

As a Chinese national, you will need to apply for a visa to come and study in the UK. When you have met all the conditions of entry for a full-time course at Southampton Solent University (including payment of deposit and course acceptance), you will be sent a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) number. You will need this document to apply for a student visa.

You should make your application for a visa at the local British Embassy or High Commission.

Speak with an official representative

Solent has a number of official representatives around the world. They give you the chance to talk about opportunities here at Southampton Solent with someone in your own country. 

Beijing New Oriental Vision
liuxue.xdf.cn (Mandarin) / www.neworiental.org/english/ (English)
Email: visioninfo@xdf.cn
Tel: +86 10 6260 5599
Location: Beijing

BEO Ltd
www.beo-corp.com/network/china/index.html
Location: Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzho

Chongqing Hi-Win Education Consultancy (CHEC)
www.oborie-group.com
Location: Chongqing

Chamberlain Educational Services Ltd
www.chamberlain-edu.com/english
Tel: +86 020 8760 0086
Location: Guangzhou

Global Education Alliance
www.geaworld.org
Location: Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Chongqing

Go Study
info.go-study.com.tw
Email: beijing@mygostudy.com / shanghai@mygostudy.com
Tel: +86 010 5162 7386 (Beijing) / +86 021 5103507 (Shanghai)
Location: Beijing and Shanghai

Golden Arrow
www.ukpass.org/home/index.html
Email: goldenarrowhq@ukpass.org
Tel: +86 791 8819 1189
Location: various offices throughout China (see website for more details)

IAE Global - China
www.iaechina.net.cn
Email: app5@iaechina.net.cn (Shanghai)
            peng.chen@iaechina.net.cn (Beijing)
            rodger.chan@iaechina.net.cn (Guangzhou)
            cici.wu@iaechina.net.cn (Hangzhou)
Tel: +86 021 5150 6310 / +86 021 5150 6312
Location: various offices throughout China (see website for more details)

IEES (Henan International Education Exchanges & Services Ltd)
Tel: +86 73 165861680
Location: Zhengzhou

Index Education Services
www.indexedu.com.cn
Email: china.office@indexedu.com / indexshanghai@indexedu.com
Location: various offices throughout China (see website for more details)

MEE Music Ethics Education
www.musicethics.cn
Email: yinlun_edu@aliyun.com
Tel: +86 020 2337 7272
Contact: Adrian Lo, adrian_lo@live.com
Location: Guangzhou

Shanghai Nanhe Investment Consulting Co Ltd
Email: nanhe_sh@qq.com
Tel: +86 21 6211 7037
Location: Shanghai

Study International UK Ltd (SI-UK)
www.studyin-uk.cn
Email: shanghai@studyin-uk.com
Tel: +86 021 2285 1618
Location: Shanghai

UKEAS Worldwide Ltd
www.ukeas.com
Email: info@ukeas-china.com
Location: various offices throughout China (see website for more details)

Wiseway Global Co Ltd
www.wiseway.com.cn/english/
Email: international@wisewayglobal.com
Tel: +86 10 6894 6699
Location: various offices throughout China (see website for more details)

Partner institutions

If you are studying at one of our academic partner institutions, you may be able to enter the second or third year of one of our undergraduate courses. This can allow you to extend your learning and obtain a British undergraduate qualification. We hold partnership agreements with the following institutions in China:

  • Anhui Economic Management Institute
  • Huaiyin Institute of Technology
  • Qilu University of Technology
  • Shanghai Jianqiao University
  • Three Gorges University
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