We have a large community of international students here at Southampton Solent University, many of whom have already studied GCSEs, A-levels and foundation courses in the UK. Students who are already here in the UK 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, you may also find information for your own home country useful. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council offices or our own international advice team.
Entry requirements and English language
The normal minimum entry requirements for an honours degree course are generally A-levels (measured in UCAS points) or high school leaving examinations equivalent. A portfolio is also required for most of our art and design courses. The specific entry requirements for each course are listed on the course information pages.
For postgraduate courses, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree. Usually, the minimum requirement would be a grade of 2:2.
If English is not your first language, you will be required to demonstrate an acceptable level of both written and spoken English before being accepted onto one of our programmes.
More information about entry requirements and English language.
Because you are already in the UK, you either don’t need a visa or you have obviously already been through the process of applying for one. If you do need a visa, and you are currently studying at a school or college in the UK, it is likely that you will need to return to your home country to apply for a new Tier 4 visa.
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.
For more information about visas see information for your home country, or contact our own international advice team.
Speak with an official representative
Because you are already in the UK, we strongly recommend attending one of our open days to see the campus and speak to us in person.
However, if you would prefer to speak to someone in your local area about the opportunities here at Solent University, our own team visits various events around the UK, or you could contact one of our official representatives.
Anglia Education Consultants
Tel: +44 (0)20 3056 4393
Specialist country: Russia
EF Education Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)20 7341 8500
Tel: +44 (0)20 7766 5235
Specialist country: China
ETC International College
Tel: +44 (0)1202 559044
Tel: +44 (0)1202 774100
Global Study UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 4762
Global offices: Lebanon, Egypt and Oman
International Student Services (ISS)
Specialist country: Saudi Arabia
Contact: Shoroq Fandi
Tel: +971 4 705 0419 (based in Dubai)
Global offices: United Arab Emirates
MLS International College
Tel: +44 (0)1202 291556
Qobolak for Higher Education Services
Global offices: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi, UAE
SI-UK (Study International UK Ltd)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7287 7040 (London) / +44 (0)161 233 7989 (Manchester)
Location: London and Manchester
Global offices: Hong Kong, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey
Talib Consultancy Ltd (TCL Global)
Tel: +44 (0) 23 9283 9210
Global offices: Saudi Arabia
UK Shidai Education
Tel: +44 (0)121 622 1015
Global offices: China
UKEAS Worldwide Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1295 816878
Global offices: Taiwan, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Ghana
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Tel: +44 (0)1908 968165 / +44 (0)7813 976257
Global offices: Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania