We have a large community of international students here at Southampton Solent University and understand that the process of relocating to a new country can be challenging. Students coming from the United Arab Emirates can find advice about obtaining a visa and studying in the UK right here on the Solent website.
For more specific advice about coming from the United Arab Emirates to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's UAE 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. A portfolio is also required for most of our art and design courses.
Students with a Tawjihiyya (Secondary School 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.
As a UAE 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 visa application centre.
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.
Al-Tumooh Educational Consultancy
Tel: +971 554 433 681
Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai
Global Study UK
Tel: +968 9521 2672 (based in Oman)
International Group for Educational Consultancy (IGEC)
Tel: +971 42 3985
Contact: Shoroq Fandi
Tel: +971 4 705 0419
Tel: +971 7 2211221
Location: Ras Al Khaimah (Western International College)
PFL Group International Ltd
Contact: Kirsty Christopherson
Tel: +971 4 355 9573
Qobolak for Higher Education Services (previously Alqhtani Education & Consultancy Services)
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