We have a large community of international students here at Southampton Solent University and understand that moving to a new country to study can be a challenge. Students coming from Russia 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 Russia to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's Russian offices or our own international advice team.
As a general guide, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British high school A-levels. This is roughly equivalent to a Completed Specialised Secondary Education (basic level). A portfolio is also required for most of our art and design courses.
For postgraduate courses, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree (Magistr).
English language requirements
In order to enrol on a course at the University, you will be required to demonstrate an acceptable level of competence in both written and spoken English.
As a Russian 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.
Dominanta International Education Center
42 Sovetskaya Street
Tel: +784 5226 10 22
Contact: Alena Popovskaya or Vladimir Manykin
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Office 101, 16 Krutitsky Val Street
Tel: +749 5720 4133
Contact: Olga Yakubovich