We have a large community of international students here at Solent University and understand that the process of relocating to a new country can be challenging. Students coming from Germany 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 Germany to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's Germany offices or our own international advice team.
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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 should hold an Abitur.
For postgraduate courses, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree.
Students from inside the EU, EEA and Switzerland could enter the UK freely by showing their passport or national identity card until 31 December 2020.
If you entered the UK prior to 31 December 2020 you will not require a visa, provided you apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. If you are a family member of an individual who has EU Settlement Status, you may also be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. More information about the EU Settlement Scheme and family members can be found on the student portal.
Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland who have not entered UK, or entered on or after 1 January 2021 will require a visa. Please watch the video and visit the visa and immigration pages for more information.
EU financial support
For post-Brexit funding information for EU/EEA nationals from the 2021 academic year, see our information on EU student funding.
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 institution in Germany:
For many years, Solent University has enjoyed a partnership with bib International College. The partnership has seen a number of bib students from each of their campuses studying a wide range of courses after finishing their studies in Germany. Watch this video, which was created by former bib International College students, to hear their experience of being a Solent student. (video directed and produced by Solent students, Louise Reynaud and Joao Godhino)
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