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We have a large community of international students here at Solent University and we understand that planning to study and relocate to a new country, can be challenging. Students coming from countries around the world can find support and advice about obtaining a visa and studying in the UK right here on the Solent website. You can also chat online with one of our international students about their journey to Solent.

For more specific advice about coming from India to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's India 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.

To be considered for entry to a foundation year (year 0 of a foundation year), students should hold the Standard XII with 50% or above.

For postgraduate courses, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree. Students should hold a bachelor's degree, minimum 2nd division.

English language requirements

In addition to your academic entry requirements, you will also need to achieve our English language entry requirements to join us here at Solent University.

IELTS is the most accepted English language qualification for programmes at Solent and there are multiple test centres throughout South Asia, operated by the British Council. We accept UKVI or Academic IELTS. The test must not be older than 2 years.

We also accept TOEFL IBT and Duolingo.

Foundation year

  • IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual component

Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees

  • IELTS level 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each component
  • Duolingo English Language Test – 100 overall with a minimum of 90 in each component

Postgraduate master’s degrees

  • IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking
  • Duolingo English Language Test – 110 overall with a minimum 90 in each component

Please be advised that some academic programmes have different English language requirements to those listed here, so please check individual programme pages for variations in requirements.

Pre-sessional English programme

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

International scholarships

We are pleased to offer scholarships to students from India. These are available if you are applying for a full-time course at Solent University and are a self-funded, full-fee student.

Find out more

Visa information

As an Indian 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 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 visa application centre. 

Speak with an official representative

Our International Recruitment Officers are available to answer any queries you may have about direct application to study at Solent University. Course application process is straight forward, and most students find it easy to apply directly. Simply direct any questions you may have to stating your country and course of study you would like to undertake.

Should you prefer to talk to one of our official representatives in your country you find their details below:

BitTrack Consultants Pvt. Ltd
Tel: +91 98 2404 2605

BIZZ Educational Consultancy Limited
Email: /
Tel: +44 7402 411466

Book University
Tel: +44 7586600000

Crizac Limited (trading as Gateway Limited)
Tel: +44 1213610051; +91 9955750000

Edge International
Tel: +91 70 9669 0000

Edu Channel
Tel: +91 40 6651 4400
Location: Hyderabad

Exelinks Pvt Ltd 
Tel: +91-8595059663

Geebee Education Pvt. Ltd
Tel: +91 22 43222333
Location: various offices throughout India (see website for more details)

Global Opportunities
Tel: 1800 1111 19 (toll free)
Location: various offices throughout India (see website for more details)

Global Tree
Tel: +91-040 45454646

Hglobal Study Abroad
Tel. +965 6999 4996

KC Overseas Education   
Tel: +91 712 2222 060

My Admission Card BEST-ED
Tel: +91 93696 66676

Oberois Education Link
Tel: +91 1145 304530

Overseas Education Centre
Contact: Ms Neha Shah / Mr Jagat Patel
Tel: +91 932 758 1167
Location: various offices throughout India (see website for more details)

Royal Education Services 
Tel: +91-9999732945

Santamonica Study Abroad Pvt Ltd
Tel: +91 964 5222999 / +91 484 4140999

Sea and Beyond
Tel: +91 916 709 3106

SI-UK Coimbatore Office
Street address: Tristar Tower - West Wing 1st Floor,
No.657, Avinashi Road, Above CITI Bank Coimbatore 641037
Tel: +91-422-4962282

SI-UK Pune Office
Street address: Office No 102, 1st floor Karnik Corner,
Jangali Maharaj Rd, above Blackberry Store, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
Tel: +91-20-48611079

Springdale India
Tel: +91 989 272 5375
Location: Mumbai

Study Abroad Consultants Ltd 
Tel: +1 313 888 6271

Uconnect International
Tel: +91 951 279 9642

Uniexperts Limited
Tel: +91 803 724 4334

Vishwas International
Tel: +91 8168 252 826

Vision International Educational Consultants
Tel: +91 8708866995

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