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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. 

Global Study UK

IAE Global - Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 126 136 080
Location: Jeddah

IGEC - International Group for Educational Consultancy
Tel: +966 11 419 906 / +966 11 419 9060
Location: Jeddah, Riyadh, Alkhobar, Abha

Knowledge Zone
Tel: +971 4 705 0419 (based in Dubai)

Middle East Education Students Services
Contact: Osama Aliyan
Tel: + 966 5 37718789
Location: Jeddah

Qobolak For Higher Education Services
Tel: + 966 11 263 0026
Location: Riyadh

TCL Global (Talib Consultancy Ltd)
Tel: +966 11 292 1224
Location: Riyadh

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