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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 Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's Saudi Arabian 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 Tawjihiyad (General Secondary Education Certificate) may be considered for a foundation year (level 0 of a bachelor's degree).

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

Visa information

As a Saudi Arabian 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. 

Middle East Education 
Sultan Street 
PO Box 132507 
Jeddah 21382 
Saudi Arabia 
Tel: + 966 5 37718789 
Email: toleen.2004@hotmail.com 
Contact: Osama Aliyan

Qobolak For Education Services
King Fahad Area
Alolaya Street
12271
Saudi Arabia
Tel: + 966 1 12630026

UniAdmission - First Academy - Jeddah Office
Villa 203
Alzaben Business Complex
Hail Street
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 2 6448550
Fax: +966 2 6422801
Email: ksa@UniAdmission.com
Contact: Mr Ziad Abotoyour

UniAdmission - Makkah Office
2461, Alkhaledyah 2
Makkah
PO Box 9297
21955 Makkah
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 2 5353316
Fax: +966 2 5353946
Email: ksa@UniAdmission.com

UniAdmission LLC - Riyadh Office 
Building No 76, Third Floor 
Takhasosi Road 
Al-Mohammadiah 
Riyadh 
Saudi Arabia 
Tel: +966 56 6668055 
Fax: +966 453 8548
Email: ksa@UniAdmission.com
Contact: Mr Abdulaziz Aldebasi

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